You may be hearing over and over that learning through play is the best way to teach your young child. But what does that mean? And how to you encourage learning through play with your child? Read on for 5 ways to incorporate learning through play in your home in the early years. What … Continue reading Learning Through Play: What it Means & How to Get Started
I've rounded up my hands-down favorite homeschool supplies. Read on for how to set yourself up for a fantastic year! Whether you're just getting started homeschooling or coming back from a long break, there's something satisfying about getting yourself set up for success! Part of my not-back-to-school routine is to make sure that I'm completely … Continue reading Homeschool Supplies: Must-haves for a great homeschool year!
Is homeschooling hard? In a word, yes. Homeschooling can be challenging, and sometimes you might feel like giving up. Before you call it quits, take a breath and try a few of these tips for preventing homeschool burnout. Is Homeschooling hard? If you haven't started homeschooling yet, you might be worried - Is homeschooling hard? … Continue reading Is Homeschooling Hard? The REAL DEAL & What To Do!
Homeschooling on a budget can be done, but buying everything on your school supplies list plus homeschool curriculum can get expensive! Read on for 5 super easy ways to SAVE on this year's school supplies! Finding ways to save money on your school supplies is essential. Luckily, it’s pretty simple to find deals on homeschool … Continue reading School Supplies List Too Long? 5 Ways to SAVE!
Dawn Starks, finance expert and blogger at SimpleMoneyPro.com shares tips for managing your homeschool budget. Budgeting for Homeschooling People homeschool for many different reasons, and people who homeschool have different priorities for their children. Homeschool families are all over the map in terms of how much they can spend on homeschooling, so there is no … Continue reading Homeschool Budget Help!!! Lessons from a homeschooler & finance expert!
You've made the big decision, but how much does homeschooling cost? Read on for tips and advice from veteran homeschoolers and a free printable homeschool expense tracker to keep track of your homeschool expenses. How much does homeschooling cost? Really? Homeschooling costs will be different from family to family, child to child, and year to year. … Continue reading How Much Does Homeschooling Cost? Really…
I've rounded up my ten favorite fun, functional, and FREE homeschool planners! Find links below to download, print, and customize your own homeschool planner. If you're new to printables or just need a little help to get your planner in order, you've come to the right place! Read on for everything you need to get … Continue reading Free Homeschool Planners to Create Your Custom Binder!
I've rounded all the homeschool planner videos you need to make the biggest decision of your homeschool year. Okay okay, maybe choosing a planner isn't the biggest decision, but it's one of the most fun! Read on to see some of the most popular name-brand homeschool planners. *Updated for 2019-2020 academic year! Paper planning is … Continue reading Find the BEST Homeschool Planner! Flip Through and Compare
Amber shares her story of homeschooling to create a one-of-a-kind, individualized education for her children. Part of our series: 10 Great Reasons to Homeschool One-of-a-Kind Homeschool: Setting Our Kids up for Their Future Of all the many wonderful benefits of homeschooling, there is one which has become more obvious as the children have gotten older. As … Continue reading One-of-a-Kind Homeschool: Setting Our Kids Up for their Future
June celebrates her minimalist homeschool. Homeschooling allows her to live a slow-paced, simplified life with her family. Read her story. Part of our series: 10 Great Reasons to Homeschool I homeschool because I want a simplified life. When I first thought about homeschooling, I had three kids 5 and under with a baby on the way. … Continue reading Minimalist Homeschool: I homeschool because I want a simplified life.
Read Heather's story about coming to homeschool after the unrealistic expectations of the public school system caused stress and anxiety in her young son. Part of our series: 10 Great Reasons to Homeschool We have a primrose on our dining room table. We got it a few months ago, and since then we've been watering it, … Continue reading Unrealistic Expectations of Public School Caused Stress & Anxiety in my Child
Ginny shares why homeschooling is the best choice for her twice exceptional children. Part of our series: 10 Great Reasons to Homeschool My daughter failed out of kindergarten when she was six years old. What kind of kid goes in reading at a sixth-grade level only to get unceremoniously thrown out? Mine, it seemed, and the … Continue reading I Homeschool because… My Children are Twice Exceptional.
Kirstee tells how the decision to homeschool brought her family together. Part of our series: 10 Great Reasons to Homeschool 'Why do you homeshool?' is a question we homeschool mamas get used to answering. For us it always comes back to valuing the time we get to spend together as a family. How family time lead … Continue reading Homeschool for your Family: Spending Time Together Brings Us Closer
There are so many reasons to homeschool - perhaps as many unique reasons as there are homeschool families. I'm excited to share stories from homeschool moms - my readers and friends, as well as several well known bloggers that you might recognize. This is the first in a 10 post series that shares the many … Continue reading Reasons to Homeschool – What’s Yours?
Kim shares why she chose homeschooling for her children with dyslexia and learning differences. Part of our series: 10 Great Reasons to Homeschool This parenting gig is hard. This homeschool parenting gig is not playing around either. We came to homeschool because we had exhausted our other options. I loved school. I'm a teacher, my … Continue reading I Homeschool Because… Dyslexia & Learning Differences
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