Smooth Strategies for Rough Homeschooling Days

I knew we had hit a snag in our homeschooling day when the pencil flew past my head and smacked the wall, causing our puppy to run from the room with a whimper. Breakfast had gone well, and so had family devotions. So, I was a little dumbfounded at the temper tantrum being thrown over […] READ MORE

Why Switch to Half-year Homeschooling?

You’re frustrated. Your child struggles through homework that they don’t understand and they are only getting farther and farther behind. Perhaps, on top of everything else, your child is being bullied in school. When you’re a parent, it’s hard not to think, “This is hopeless!” It’s only halfway through the school year! The desire for change […] READ MORE

Fun Homeschool Kindergarten Winter Lesson Ideas

Everyone can sense when winter approaches. Whether you live in a warm climate or one where there’s a ton of snowfall, there’s something about winter that invokes magic. When I remember back to kindergarten, I recall the excitement and joy this season brought (even if it was in Florida!). The Christmas tree was put up, […] READ MORE

How to Homeschool Multiple Ages While Keeping Your Sanity

Guest post by Shelly of RedHeadMom. Check out her website here: There’s No Place Like Home As a mom of 11 kids, one of the most common questions I get asked is, “How in the world do you homeschool all those children?” I’ll admit that the task surely can seem daunting to those unfamiliar with […] READ MORE

How Do I Plan for High School Homeschooling? Part II

There is No Need to Panic It’s easy to get lost in the transition from middle school to high school. Summer rolls around, and Snapchat is a lot more fun with beach trips and friends than thinking about (ugh) schoolwork. But then the end of July comes, and you realize high school approaches you like […] READ MORE

Get Your Fall On! Alternatives to Halloween

Not everyone celebrates Halloween. The galloping ghosts, the spooky spiders, and meddling minions may be too much for your younger children or boring to older kids. How do you take October 31st and make it fun and exciting? We’ve got a few ideas for you to skip the candy bags (the ones you rush to […] READ MORE

The Top Homeschool Virtual Field Trips

I don’t believe there are two words that bring more excitement to students of any age than “field trip.” Is there anything more fun than grabbing a brown bag lunch, hopping in the car, and going to experience, discover, and take part in what you’re learning? Nope, nothing. From museums to farms to nature centers, […] READ MORE

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Best Hands-On Spring Homeschool Lesson Plans

It’s spring, and for many families the end of the school year is in sight. After a long, cold winter the last thing we want to do is sit inside at a desk or table and look outside at the beautiful sunshine. And as homeschooling families, we don’t have to! While nature walks, hiking, and […] READ MORE

Hit Your Family’s Reset Button with Screen-Free Week

For many of us, screen time all too easily invades our family time. Even when many families are together, they are still focusing on screens – whether it is checking messages, or using the ever-popular movie night as a way to spend time together. But what if screens weren’t an option? What could your family […] READ MORE