Tag: homeschooling

A Homeschool Holiday Gift Guide

A Homeschool Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are upon us, so I thought it might be nice to write a Homeschool Holiday Gift Guide. I have included several gift giving guides here, so I hope you can find what you’re looking for!   A lot of these are actual products 

Why Deschooling is a Critical Start to Your Homeschool Journey

Why Deschooling is a Critical Start to Your Homeschool Journey

You’ve decided to homeschool.   Feeling strong in your decision, you Google “homeschool curriculum” and watch as the thousands of options scroll before your eyes. Overwhelmed, you find some Facebook groups and start asking questions.   This new journey you’re on feels so right, yet 

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 

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