What to say and what not to say when you meet a homeschool mom

What to Say (and What Not to Say) When you Meet a Homeschool Mom

What to Say (and What Not to Say) when you Meet a Homeschool Mom - A little advice for meeting your first homeschooler. A little encouragement for moms that have heard it all.

Removing Distraction to Inspire Creative Play – The Best Ways to Spark Your Child’s Imagination

Spark your child's imagination by removing distractions that get in the way of creative play. Read on to find out how we inspire creative play.

What Child Led Learning Looks Like at Our House

I often tag my posts and photos with #childledlearning. Today, I thought I'd give you a glimpse of what that looks like in our home. It's been a very science-y week.

Kindergarten Homeschool Reflections and 2016 Curriculum Wrap Up

I can't tell you how many times in the past six months I've looked over at my husband and whispered, "I'm so glad we're doing this." Deciding to homeschool was scary, but it's the best decision we could have made. Now it's the end of the year, and I'm taking some time to look back at where we've been and ahead at all of the exciting things to come.

Homeschool Room Tour and How I get my Kids to Clean it up in Nine Minutes

You know the scene: I was crouched over with an armload of random toys, dodging Legos and Hotwheels, stepping in banana while the kids follow behind dumping out everything I just put away. Cleaning up was making a bigger mess than making a mess. Homeschool Room Tour A place to stuff our homeschool stuff... and how I get my kids to clean it in nine minutes.

Field Trip Week

It's Field Trip Week, and I'm so psyched. The oldest and I have been toiling away for eight weeks straight. My goal is to make these weeks enriching without the added pressure of lesson plans and projects. Minimal parent involvement. Minimal.

Build Your Library – Kindergarten Curriculum Review

Before buying any curriculum I took a close look at our homeschool goals. The following is a detailed summary and review of Build Your Library - Kindergarten Around the World.

Choosing Curriculum

I originally planned on piecing together my own kindergarten program with free resources and a library card, but with two littles underfoot I started looking for some ready-made curriculum and materials to make life easier. It's a trade off. Do I spiral down the Pinterest Black Hole or make it rain on Amazon?

Why We Homeschool

Why We Homeschool

You're homeschooling? How lovely. WHY would you want to do that? Going against the mainstream opens the door to big questions about big life choices to random strangers at the post office.