A Perfectly Imperfect Start

So many thoughts and emotions were swirling around in my head and heart three days before I planned to kickoff our school year. But I was far from feeling "ready."   (Photo by Mari Pi on Unsplash)     Lessons still need to be planned and written out, flashcards cut … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Homeschool Mom: 12 Lessons I’ve Learned

Our family started homeschooling 11 years ago.  And while our children have certainly learned many valuable lessons. So have I. Here they are in no particular order:    1.Homeschooling is more about character development than academics. We all learn academically (and I relearn many … [Read more...]

5 Alternatives to Homeschool Conventions

It's that time again.... homeschool convention time!     Now, before I talk about the five alternatives to homeschool conventions; I have a confession to make. I've never in my 11 years of homeschooling attended a convention! Not because I haven't had a desire, there … [Read more...]

Kindergarten at Home: 5 Tips for Teaching Your Little Learner

  Some posts contain affiliate links, see my disclosure You've decided to homeschool your kindergartener (hurray!), but you don't know where to start.  Allow me to share 5 tips as you navigate your homeschool journey. At the time of this article I'm  in my 9th year as a home-educator. … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Pulling Back the Reins in Your Homeschool

For our family, home-education has been a beautiful journey in more ways than just learning itself.  One of my favorite aspects of homeschooling is the opportunity to create an environment where mastery is at the heart of our learning. However, a common issued that we've experience in our own … [Read more...]

Homeschool Outsourcing

So here we are folks.  2015, the year Big Brother  graduates from high school. *Sigh* We've been moving along pretty well this school year in spite of our family relocating over the summer (which cut into my planning time for this school year), and adding Lil' Dozer to our homeschool … [Read more...]

Taking the Plunge: 6 Things to Consider Before Homeschooling

  Some posts contain affiliate links. See my disclosure page for information. Are you considering homeschooling your children? The thought never crossed my mind, and yet here we are in our 9th year of being home-educators! I marvel at the journey, the things I didn't know, what I've … [Read more...]