Our 2017-2018 Curriculum Choices: Homeschooling First Grade

Our 2017-2018 Curriculum Choices: Homeschooling First Grade

How is it that my baby girl is finishing up her kindergarten year and that I’m finalizing our plans for homeschooling first grade? Whether it’s easy for me to believe or not, it’s happening and I’m excited to share our curriculum plans with you today! *Post contains affiliate links; see[Read more]

10 Easy Nature Study Ideas Nearly Anyone Can Enjoy

10 Easy Nature Study Ideas Anyone Can Enjoy

I don’t know any homeschool parents who would deny the importance of nature study, but I know plenty who find it a little daunting. That’s why I’m happy to share my favorite easy nature study ideas today. (Post contains affiliate links; see disclosure for details.) Nature study is easy in theory,[Read more]

Homeschool 101: Methods & Philosophies

Homeschool Methods Matter

There’s no shortage of homeschool parents seeking advice on curriculum, scheduling, and other home education basics. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to make suggestions and answer questions for parents who are unfamiliar with homeschool methods and philosophies. (Post contains affiliate links; see disclosure for details.) But not everyone feels comfortable researching those methods and digging into[Read more]

Homeschool Regrets: What I’d Go Back and Change

When I look back on our journey, I’m happy to say I don’t have many homeschool regrets.  In fact, I’ve only got one thing I’d go back and change if I had the power to do so. The problem is that the one thing is significant and it’s something that[Read more]

Our Homeschool’s 6th Grade Curriculum Choices

We’re wrapping up another year of homeschool and, as hard as it is for me to believe, I’m forging ahead and finalizing our 6th Grade curriculum choices. (This post contains affiliate links; see disclosure for details.) 6th Grade Curriculum Choices In many ways it feels like we’ve hit a sweet spot in our[Read more]

Done by Noon: A Look at Our Typical Homeschool Day

Done by Noon: A look at our typical homeschool day

One question we frequently get asked about homeschooling is how long we actually spend on it each day.  Our schedule and lesson plans have experienced some major changes since we started homeschooling, but one thing hasn’t:  for the most part, our typical homeschool day ends at noon. (This post contains[Read more]