I’m so excited to share a free file folder game for Halloween! This printable activity focuses on the short a sound and is appropriate for kindergarten, first, and second graders. Read on for details ! File Folder Games for Kindergarten Centers I’m homeschooling a kindergartner again this year, but it’s a whole different ball game…Read More
Homeschool Schedule: 2 Kids and a Semi-relaxed Routine
We’re excited to get back into our homeschool schedule. This year I’ve set up an easy rhythm that allows me to take time with both of my children individually and gives us time to learn together. Welcome to our homeschool. This year we are schooling kindergarten and 2nd grade with an emphasis on relaxing into…Read More
Jot It Down Review: More than a Writing Program (Ages 5-8)
I want to share my thoughts on a curriculum that was enjoyable for us. In this post I’ll review Jot It Down, a guide for early writers from Brave Writer. We used Jot It Down as one component of our language arts program for my oldest son in first grade and second grade. I am…Read More
Homeschool Supplies: Must-haves for a great homeschool year!
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…Read More
Online Learning: 5 REAL Benefits for Homeschoolers
Making time for online learning in our homeschool has saved my sanity more than once. Read on to find out the 5 real benefits – plus grab a free 4 week trial of our hands-down favorite reading and math program! I received this product free of charge and compensation for my time to share a fair…Read More
Is Homeschooling Hard? The REAL DEAL & What To Do!
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?…Read More
2nd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices
Here it is back to homeschool time again, and I’m here to share our second grade curriculum picks. I’m cautiously confident that we will find our groove this year. It’s going to be a good one! For a full list of your secular homeschool curriculum options, see our Secular Homeschool Curriculum Guide. Last year I…Read More
Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum: Relaxed Introduction to Academics
This is my second go-round with kindergarten homeschool curriculum. This year will be a little more relaxed with double the kids! For a full list of your secular homeschool curriculum options, see our Secular Homeschool Curriculum Guide. I’m feeling really good about going back into our old kindergarten materials this year to work with my…Read More
CTCMath Review: Flexible Online Math Benefits Homeschool Families!
I’m thrilled to share a CTCMath review with you! Read on to find out how this complete and flexible online math program is a real benefit to homeschool families. I received this product free of charge and compensation for my time to provide a fair and honest review. I was excited to try our first…Read More
School Supplies List Too Long? 5 Ways to SAVE!
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…Read More
Teaching Textbooks Review: Online Math that Meets Your Needs!
I’m so excited to share this Teaching Textbooks review! Read on to find out more about this affordable, engaging, and complete online math program. Don’t miss your chance to WIN a Teaching Textbooks 3.0 subscription at the end of this post!!! I received this product free of charge and was compensated to provide a fair…Read More
Homeschool Budget Help!!! Lessons from a homeschooler & finance expert!
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…Read More
How Much Does Homeschooling Cost? Really…
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.…Read More
Organizing Homeschool Books: Stop them from TAKING OVER!!!
I’m excited to share a guest post about organizing your homeschool books from organization guru, Surya from The Busy Mom’s Club! Read on for some fabulous book organization tips and tricks. Books are a natural part of every homeschool. If your children are learning, they will most likely be using books to learn. Depending on…Read More
Free Homeschool Planners to Create Your Custom Binder!
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…Read More
Creative Homeschool Organization Ideas for Small Spaces!
Angela, The Unclutter Angel shares her fantastic homeschool organization ideas! Creative Homeschool Organization Ideas for Small Spaces You have decided that homeschooling is a good choice for you and your kiddos. But now you are saying to yourself, “We have no space to create a classroom for the kids!”. Homeschooling in small space can make…Read More
Find the BEST Homeschool Planner! Flip Through and Compare
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…Read More
One-of-a-Kind Homeschool: Setting Our Kids Up for their Future
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…Read More
Unrealistic Expectations of Public School Caused Stress & Anxiety in my Child
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,…Read More
I Homeschool because… My Children are Twice Exceptional.
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…Read More