10 Homeschool Motivation Ideas for Days When You Just Can’t

10 Homeschool Motivation Ideas for Days When You Just Can’t

Even though I love homeschooling, even after 19 years, I will find myself unmotivated to do school.   Sometimes I wake up with a headache, sometimes I just don’t want to do it, sometimes I’m overwhelmed with other things on my plate and skipping school 

Tween Girls in 2020: One girl’s persective

Tween Girls in 2020: One girl’s persective

    The movie Cuties has caused quite the outrage among my circle of friends. I dug deeper into the intent of the movie and realized there is confusion and chaos even among the creators of the film.     But it got me thinking 

The Best Kept Secret to Homeschooling Success and It’s Not Curriculum

The Best Kept Secret to Homeschooling Success and It’s Not Curriculum

So, by now you’re a few weeks into homeschooling. Most days there are tears, and not always from your kids. They won’t listen, you don’t know the subject matter very well, they’re fighting, complaining, and they still want to eat!     All day!   

An Honest Homeschool Curriculum Review from an 11 Year Old

An Honest Homeschool Curriculum Review from an 11 Year Old

In today’s podcast, we talk about what Ellianah thinks of the homeschool curriculum we use, Memoria Press.   We go through subject by subject and talk about each one. Ellianah has her opinions and we explore the pros and cons from her perspective.   There’s 

One Simple Hack For Your Memoria Press Lesson Plans

One Simple Hack For Your Memoria Press Lesson Plans

We are using Memoria Press this year for our homeschool. This will be our third year using it and while it’s rigorous, it’s very much worth our time.   If you’re curious about this curriculum, feel free to read my honest and thorough review right 

An Honest Memoria Press Review

An Honest Memoria Press Review

When I first started homeschooling, 19 years ago, there were a lot of curriculum options. This was at the dawn of the internet age, when Napster was hot and chatrooms and AOL were the preferred methods of online communication. Back then, homeschooling had been around 

A Better Way to Choose the Perfect Homeschool Curriculum

A Better Way to Choose the Perfect Homeschool Curriculum

      There are so many different homeschool curriculum out there. It’s easy to get lost in all of the choices. Added to the plethora of choices are different styles: Classical Charlotte Mason Unschooling Delight Directed Literature Based Unit Studies   Then you have 

11 Savvy Things I Was Already Doing When the Coronavirus Pandemic Hit That Brought Me Unexpected Peace

11 Savvy Things I Was Already Doing When the Coronavirus Pandemic Hit That Brought Me Unexpected Peace

    I remember what I was doing when the coronavirus pandemic panic set in. I was on my couch, looking at Facebook. I saw friends posting about the toilet paper buying, posting pictures of lines, of people hoarding water and cleaning supplies. A small 

How to Create Rhythm With a Year Round Homeschool Schedule

How to Create Rhythm With a Year Round Homeschool Schedule

Looking at my homeschool schedule, I feel confused. I want to be here, feel called to be on this journey, but I struggle with how to fit it all in.   How can I do school, run to activities, grocery shop, do the dishes and 

Homeschool Burnout: Am I Enough?

Homeschool Burnout: Am I Enough?

  I wake up in the morning, the cold rushing through my bones as I walk across the dark house. The coffee doesn’t brew fast enough and I stand there, looking out at the snow-covered world.   It’s February and we’re almost done with our