Today I got a whole 10 minutes of attention while homeschooling my toddler–That is, before he started laughing at himself for burping on command. I knew I’d lost him at that point, and I’ve learned the hard way to not push when it seems my littles are done before I’ve […]
When Should My Child Be Able To…?
In my 18 years of mothering six children, I’ve witnessed many milestones— too many to count, really. I’ve also spent a lot of those years in anticipation, waiting for my kids to get over the next hurdle. I’d often ask questions like, “When should my child be able to […]
Story of the World
There are a ton of resources and curriculum available. And I think I speak for many of us in the trenches of our homescool journey when I say, it can become overwhelming. This is why I’ve always been thankful for those moms that have been willing to share their experiences […]
In Search of Liberty (teaching with movies—free printable, and craft)
Now and again my children and I put down the books and pick up an educational flick to freshen things up. It gives us a chance to gather as a family, kick up our feet, and discuss our thoughts. This is why I was excited when approached to conduct […]
Christian Light Education (Math)
We use binders to organize our units. As a family that homeschools multiple children of various ages, we’ve had quite a few math curriculums grace our dining room table classroom. Each of them served their purpose over the years, but there is one I don’t think we’ll be replacing anytime soon, […]
These Are a Few of My Favorite Things
Every year I set out to organize myself more efficiently than the year before. Whether it’s due to a new baby we added to the family, or the desire to change a system that didn’t work for us previously. The new year is a fresh start, and one of our […]
Our War Against Time…
My eight year old walked into the kitchen the other night and said, “Mom, did you know there are 8,760 hours in a year?” To which I replied, “Those are a lot of hours buddy!” He seemed confused by my response, and he quickly disagreed. “An entire year mom!! I […]
Why I’m Choosing to Year Round School….
I’m a first generation homeschooler, meaning I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into the day I chose to bring my children home. Naturally, my instinct was to recreate “school at home”, which never, ever works.. (More on recreating school at home on a later post) After […]