Morning Farm Chores with Love

Morning Farm Chores with Love

She puts on her coat, the favorite one that mom tells her not to wear. Her boots with yesterday’s mud go on next, then gloves. She doesn’t like the heavy ones that keep her hands warm. It’s too hard to work in those. But below 

The Most Trusted Free Homeschool Curriculum

The Most Trusted Free Homeschool Curriculum

When I first started homeschooling, almost 20 yrs ago, there were many curricula out there. You could get boxed, everything done for you, unit studies, different methods such as Charlotte Mason, Classical and unschooling. You could even just go to Walmart and get workbooks for 

Exploring Entrepreneurship with Your Kids

Exploring Entrepreneurship with Your Kids

This weekend we had the annual Children’s Business Fair, so in honor of that, we thought we would introduce you to Ellianah’s business and the idea of kids as entrepreneurs. She has a dog biscuit business called Puppy Power Biscuits. She sells healthy, natural dog 

Dealing with the Effects of an Empty Nest

Dealing with the Effects of an Empty Nest

Today my daughter leaves. She’s the second one to leave in two weeks’ time. Moving out, the normal ritual that is supposed to happen, the rhythm of life. We know the moment they are placed in our arms, a screaming bundle of wet, squirming and 

5 Tips To Motivate Your Kids to Homeschool

5 Tips To Motivate Your Kids to Homeschool

      We are calling this our 5 Tips in 5 Minutes episode!   In just 5 minutes, Ellianah gives your homeschool child some tips that help her when she is not motivated to do homeschool. Sometimes kids just don’t want to work, it’s 

10 Tips to Find Your Homeschool Motivation

10 Tips to Find Your Homeschool Motivation

Even after 2 decades of homeschooling, I will find myself just not wanting to do school. This is a common challenge of homeschooling: finding your own motivation so you can in turn light a spark for your homeschooled child. These challenges can be real or 

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