The Best Thing About Completing A Mid-Year Homeschool Assessment #homeschooling #homeschool #homeschoolmom

The Best Thing About Completing A Mid-Year Homeschool Assessment

I absolutely cannot believe we are past Christmas and on the slippery slope to New Years. The last few months have been a haze of doctors and health concerns that have thrown us completely off track. Our daily routines are almost nonexistent at this point and truth be told, I cannot remember the last time we did every single thing on our learning lists...Read More
Making the Decision to Homeschool My Child with Special Needs #autism #adhd #dyslexia #specialeducation #specialneeds

Making The Decision To Homeschool My Child With Special Needs

I used to be extremely opposed, super judgy, uninformed and militantly against homeschooling. (I was once so rude and condescending to a homeschooling mom at the park that I wish I could go back in time and not only take it back, but clean her kitchen for her while she sips a glass of wine.) So, if you feel that same violent opposition, there...Read More
How To Stay Sane and Still Homeschool Through the Holidays #holidays #christmas #homeschool #homeschoolmom

How To Stay Sane and Still Homeschool Through The Holidays

I used to give up somewhere around December 8th or so. The Thanksgiving rush seemed to drift into a chaotic mix of Christmas decor, more complicated meal plans, and way too much wrapping paper. When my children were younger, it was easier to just stop homeschooling until after the New Year. But as my boys have gotten older, their need for consistency and structure...Read More
Easy Hands-On Learning: 5 Tips For The Mom Who Doesn't Do Crafts #handsonlearning #crafts #kidsactivities #homeschool #homeschoolmom

Easy Hands-On Learning: 5 Tips For The Mom Who Doesn’t Do Crafts

I have never been a crafty person. I have never in my life put together a scrapbook. I don't spend hours in the craft store looking at all the things and the one time I tried to sew a blanket, it quickly became something for the dog. My children however, learn best in hands-on, over the top, super crafty ways. When my youngest was...Read More
7 Things I've Learned in 7 Years of Homeschooling #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolmom #handsonlearning

7 Things I’ve Learned In 7 Years Of Homeschooling

It's our seventh year homeschooling. It sounds like a lotta years. It sounds like experience, wisdom and confidence should abound around here after seven years. Confession time - The truth is, sometimes our seventh year feels exactly like our first. Just like the toddler years slowly ebbed away into preschool, my boys' homeschool has slowly moved from elementary to middle and high school. Every...Read More