Don’t Get Overwhelmed by all the Buzz

My email box is so full right now.  Social Media is full and all the blogs are full… of nearly the same thing–Build Your Own Bundle Homeschool sale stuff… But… upon further investigation, I have found that this sale is AMAZING if you can find a way to filter through all the crazy buzz.  So, […]

5 Tips for the Frugal Homeschool

Let’s face it, homeschooling can be very expensive!!  However, you can easily trim the cost down a lot with a few tips.  I am going to share 5 tips for the frugal homeschool that we have adopted over the years.  They are fairly simple to do and will help you save money. Find a curriculum […]

FREE Farm Memory Game

It’s spring on the farm and there are new babies coming every few days.  Spring on the farm is a busy time and sometimes I need a bit of time to get inside things done quickly without my sweet three-year old’s constant interruptions.  He loves to play games with his siblings, and this gives me a bit […]

Picking Out the Best Homeschool Curriculum for your Family

It’s that time of year when I start thinking about what I am going to need for the next school year. I evaluate where each child is and what each one needs to be doing. I ask them about their interests and things they may want to be learning… Then I start browsing curriculum and […]

Tot School with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Our baby, really not a baby anymore is nearing four.  Currently, his favorite book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  To help guide him along with learning colors, shapes, hand-eye coördination and more, I am gathering fun games and activities for him to do.  Many of these I am finding on the internet, others I am […]

Christmas Math Activities

Do you struggle to keep the learning going during December?  Here are a few Christmas Math Activities.  I can’t wait to do some of these with my children.  We pretty much take off school through the month due to so much going on.  Our deer season is in the beginning of the month and have […]

Large Family Homeschool Room

This year, I did it.  I set up a real life homeschool room!!  One that should make our lives so much easier. It will mean that my kitchen and dining room tables should not be covered in books all the time.  This room is a small bedroom that has been used as a catch-all and […]

Across the USA, Teaching U.S.A Geography

My children LOVE geography!  We have numerous maps all over our home, and they all have atlases to look through.  However, we haven’t done much with state facts, or many worksheets.  But, that is all about to change with this BRAND new Homeschool Geography resource!! Across the USA is a brand new curriculum designed to […]

Homeschool Giveaway: Get Ready for Spring

Some days it is feeling like spring.  Others not so much.  The spring feeling days gets me in the mood to organize and plan for the next school year.  I am also excited to have some summer learning activities for my children. It’s a special week. This week is The Ultimate Homeschool Spring Giveaway. I’m […]

Free Early Childhood Reading Resource Pack

Are you currently teaching a child to read? Are you or your child frustrated? Teaching reading can be frustrating for both parent and child.  This Early Childhood Reading Resource Pack is chock full of fun, engaging, reading activities and games to help take the frustration out! Activities include games for: Comprehension Alphabetical Order Rhyming Missing […]

Free Homeschool Convention Organization Pages

It’s that season, time to be preparing for the homeschool convention you go to.  Over the years I have come to find out homeschool conventions do not have to be stressful.  A little planning beforehand can make a huge difference.  I have put together five pages that will help you have the best homeschool convention […]

10 Ways to Create a Learning Environment

When we decided to homeschool, I hadn’t yet wrapped my mind around the idea that it wouldn’t just be school at home.  In fact, it took me a bit.   When we create a learning environment, we take a lot of the work off our own shoulders.  A learning environment allows our children to learn through entertainment and play. […]

Giveaway: Christmas Quotes Copywork 4 Winners

Did you forget to gather a few learning activities for this Christmas season?  Well, this giveaway is for you!!  I am giving away one of my most popular products, Christmas Quotes for Copywork.

Teaching the Child with Vision Challenges to Write

I have mentioned before, that teaching writing is a challenge for me. So, add a child with vision issues to that, and well, I had avoided it. Right or Wrong? My focus had been for a few years now to teach her to read.  Last year we finally after many hours of hard grueling work […]

Building a Writing Center for the Large Family with Special Learning Needs

One of our biggest struggles in our homeschool is teaching writing… It is hard for me.  Why?  Because I know I am NOT a strong writer.  That, right there, is likely why I don’t blog too often.  I love the idea of a writing center for the homeschool family.  I have been studying the introductions […]

Homeschool Curriculum Shopping

Curriculum shopping can be so overwhelming.  Even 12 years into homeschooling, I can still walk into a curriculum hall at a convention and become overwhelmed!!  Reading reviews and making list before I start my buying has helped me make a plan for shopping whether online or at the vendor hall. I also use these to […]

A Boy and His Bees

Our family loves honey.  Our oldest has ALWAYS been a Nature Boy, catching bugs, flipping rocks looking for reptiles… YES, snakes too. Observing plants, animals, insects and everything nature related from an early age.  About four years ago, he took a big interest in honey bees.  And so the story of a boy and his […]

No Stress Homeschool Curriculum Shopping

Curriculum shopping does not have to be stressful.  In fact with a few preparations before you begin, it can actually be a fun family event.  It has taken me a few years to figure out how to do the no stress curriculum shopping. My Curriculum Shopping Steps First, less is more… Less curriculum means more […]

Why build an online support system for moms?

    Why would moms need an online support system? Because we are busy. Busy working from home to help make ends meet Busy serving in church Busy raising our children Busy helping on farms or with husband’s business Some are raising children alone. Who needs an online support system? Moms who are homeschooling Moms […]

From Planning Failure to Planning Success

At the beginning of 2016, I received an AWESOME, AMAZING planner to review.  I had all these ideas as to how I would use it… Then the fact that many of our unplanned welcome to our crazy life educational opportunities and lessons weren’t getting recorded,  I found a way to implement that into the most […]

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