Homeschool Planning Tips for Busy Moms

Being prepared can make or break a homeschool year. Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Whether you think it’s fun or you dread it, homeschool planning is a necessary part of homeschooling. I’m hopeful that these Homeschool Planning Tips for Busy Moms will help you prepare for your […]

10 Ways to Include Art in Your Homeschool Day

Studying art in homeschool tends to be one of those things that you want to do, but it often gets pushed to the side when your homeschool day is filled with reading, writing, and arithmetic. Trust me, I know. However, I’ve found that there are some easy ways to include art in your homeschool day […]

5 Ways to Supplement a Homeschool Reading Curriculum

Teaching your child to read can be a daunting task to some. There are many different ways to teach reading and even more reading curriculum choices.  And don’t even get me started on what to do if your child struggles with reading. Some days it’s enough to make your head spin! I get it. I […]

10 Tips for Managing Homemaking & Homeschooling

  Managing homemaking and homeschooling can be a tricky thing. If you are anything like me, juggling the homemaking and homeschooling at the same time can be overwhelming at times. Laundry, cleaning, cooking meals, and caring for the children is a lot when you add homeschooling into the mix. I fail…often. However, I have learned […]

5 Tips for Great Homeschool Field Trips

One of the great things about homeschooling is the amount of flexibility we have with scheduling field trips and learning adventures. In a typical public school classroom, kids will only take a few field trips over the course of a school year. At the school where I taught kindergarten, we were limited to two field […]

Nature Walk Bag

One component of our homeschooling is nature walks. We get outside, enjoy fresh air, and learn about the world around us. We often have several things we need to carry with us for our nature walk time. Instead of packing and unpacking a bag every week, I set up a Nature Walk Bag with some […]

40 Fun Writing Tools for Kids

When I was a kid I loved writing with fancy pens and paper. Oh, who am I kidding, I still do. Kids are the same way. Fun writing tools for kids make writing more desirable. Kids will choose the cool writing tools 9 times out of 10. Think about it. Why do you think Crayola […]

Editable Chore Chart for Kids

Do your kids need help staying organized and knowing when to do their chores? Mine sure did! Even though the kids had the Editable Chore Cards for Kids to tell them how to do the chore, they were still needing guidance on when to complete their chores. To help them out, I made an Editable […]

Using Online Reading Games in Your Homeschool

As much as I’d like to be a homeschool supermom, the fact of the matter is that I’m not. I have two boys in completely different learning stages–a 5th grader and a kindergartner. How do I give both boys the one-on-one attention they need, but still keep the other one engaged in learning? I use […]

My Homeschool Planner

A¬†good homechool plan can make or break a year. That’s why I’ve searched high and low for a good homeschool planner. Every year I go to the homeschool convention and look at the fancy homeschool planners at various booths and every year I decide they aren’t for me. Either I don’t like the way it’s […]