Bathroom Cleaning Kit for Kids {Free Printable Bathroom Cleaning Checklist for Kids}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clorox for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Teaching kids to clean the bathroom, and clean it well, is one of my ultimate goals as a mother, that’s why I put together this Bathroom Cleaning Kit for Kids and attached a Bathroom Cleaning Checklist […]

Wood Slice String Art Ornament

This is my favorite Christmas ornament we’ve made so far this year! I’m so excited to share it with you today. Not only did we make a gorgeous and simple DIY Wood Slice String Art Ornament inspired by a children’s book, but we got in some great fine motor skills practice while making it! If […]

Black Friday #Homeschool Deals 2015

This Black Friday there will be some fabulous deals from great educational companies that are perfect for homeschool families. Some of these deals are definitely on my Christmas shopping list! I’m also going to take advantage of our homeschool umbrella school’s Black Friday deal for next year’s tuition. This is by no means an exhaustive […]

Canada Books for Kids

Sled dogs, Mounties, and maple syrup, oh my! After studying Mexico, we hopped on the Imagination Express and headed to Canada. One of our homeschool daily rhythms includes Book Basket Time, where I lay out a feast of books and the kids read, look at pictures, and immerse themselves in their learning. It is such […]

Geography Books for Kids

This year our oldest will be learning a lot about geography as we work through our 3rd grade homeschool curriculum–My Father’s World Exploring Countries and Cultures. We’ll be looking at lots of maps and learning about the world we live in. I’ve gone through my bookshelves and visited the library to pick out some of the […]

Archaeologist Pretend Play

Sometimes, the best dramatic play ideas are inspired by the natural interests and curiosity of each child. For example, while sorting, organizing, and downsizing some of my teaching materials that have been in storage, my oldest spotted some dinosaur skeleton models. He immediately opened them and began the building process. Later, he asked if he could […]

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 […]

Legoland for Homeschoolers

We recently took an end of the summer trip to Florida to visit family and have a little fun. While we were there, we took some time to visit Legoland and Disney World. We had a great time of connecting as a family, with a little learning sprinkled in. As I was sharing pictures of our […]

Homeschool Assignment & Chores Sheet {Free Printable}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SchoolYearReady #CollectiveBias Over the summer, I had a serious conversation with our oldest about our homeschool. Jonah just turned eight and he’s feeling the desire for more freedom. As a momma, I’m feeling the tension as he’s trying to […]

6 Back To School Tips and Activities

It’s time Back to School time. Can you believe it?! Whether you homeschool or send your kids to public school, it’s time to get back into the daily school routine. Are you ready? Today we’re featuring 6 Back to School Tips and Activities that were linked up in last week’s Good Tips Tuesday. You’ll find some […]