Homeschool Mother’s Journal: The Privilege of Homeschooling

Homeschool Mother's Journal: The Privilege of Homeschooling

Have you looked into the tired eyes of a public school teacher lately? Have you crossed paths with an overwhelmed mom scrambling to cook dinner, do laundry, and help the kids with homework an hour before bedtime? This homeschool life is a gift to so many of us, yet we often[Read more]

Homeschool Mother’s Journal: Identifying Your Homeschool Why

Homeschool Mother's Journal: Identifying Your Homeschool Why

It’s the strangest thing: I’ve been homeschooling since 2009 and recently realized that I’ve never taken time to define my homeschool why. (Post contains affiliate links; see disclosure for details.) Don’t get me wrong, I’m well aware of our calling to homeschool and the value of embracing this lifestyle. I’m[Read more]

Homeschool Mother’s Journal: The Learning Will Come

Homeschool Mother's Journal: The Learning Will Come

Y’all, it’s been one of those months. One of those months where half of my lesson plans went unfinished, one of those months with opportunities to learn through play. The good news is that I noticed something wonderful in all of our chaos: the learning will come … in one way or another.[Read more]

Homeschool Mother’s Journal: Steady Homeschooling When Change Is Coming

Homeschool Mother's Journal - Steady Homeschooling When Change Is on the Way

Big changes are in store for our family, but steady homeschooling is our goal through it all. That’s the focus of this month’s Homeschool Mother’s Journal, a new monthly feature here where I share a bit about what’s going on in our lives and what’s helping us along the way.[Read more]

10 Benefits of Year Round Homeschool

The Benefits of Year Round Homeschooling

We’ve been a year round homeschool family since the beginning of our home education journey in 2009.  In fact, homeschooling year round is one of our favorite things about the homeschool lifestyle. Don’t get me wrong.  There are times that a three month break sounds heavenly.  It doesn’t take long, however, to[Read more]

Homeschooling with an Open Floor Plan

Homeschooling with an Open Floor Plan and Keeping the Clutter Under Control

I love having a designated space for our homeschool, but our school space comes with challenges.  We’re homeschooling with an open floor plan and we don’t have the option to close the door and leave messes for another day. (This post contains affiliate links; see disclosure for details.) Instead, we[Read more]