10 Free Field Trip Ideas!

Looking for some free field trip ideas? Homeschooling can be pretty expensive, and field trips (depending on the size of your family) can easily take over a large piece of your budget. I have scanned through some posts for free field trips and they usually contained things like “visit the cultural section of your grocery store.” WHAT?! That…

10 Field Trip Tips for Young Homeschool Families

Are you a little intimidated to take your homeschool out for a field trip? Do you feel like homeschooling has you in over your head and you just can’t deal with anything else? Are you feeling guilty about not taking advantage of field trip opportunities for your homeschool? I totally understand! Homeschooling is a lot to take on…

We Started a Morning Basket and This is What Happened

About a year after I started homeschooling, I started hearing all about morning baskets. It seemed that Pinterest was overrun with Morning Basket Ideas, Morning Basket Printables, Morning Basket Routines, and What’s in Our Morning Basket. It was a bit overwhelming. I hate going with a trend, so I was sort of anti morning baskets for awhile. What…

10 Tools to Help You Clean House Faster (So You Can Homeschool On)

Since I started homeschooling, I hate cleaning house more than ever. I love teaching my kids and find it to be very fulfilling. Cleaning my house sucks time away from doing what I love…and it’s usually messy again in just a few hours! So demotivating! Most homeschool moms I have talked to admit that keeping house…

10 Signs of A Homeschool Mom with Terrible Self Care

If you are reading this, then you’re probably a homeschool mom who already knows she has issues with self care. You just want to confirm it and maybe find out how bad it is. Self care is a problem for most moms – it is a draining, sacrificial job to raise children! Being a homeschool mom though, takes…

Why Your Homeschooler is Crying (And what to do about it)

Confession: Somebody cried in our homeschool this week, and SPOILER ALERT: it wasn’t me…this year 🙂 It wasn’t our preschooler. And it wasn’t our kindergartener. It was our 8 year old. Wait, Aren’t Tears a Sign of Homeschool Failure? I used to think that. The first time my daughter started to…

10 Tips to Become a More Consistent Homeschooler

Confession: I just don’t wanna homeschool today. You see, I took the last 2 weeks off of homeschooling while we went through a move. It was a local move, but it has still been anything but a break for us as a family. At the risk of sounding whiny, here are all the reasons I’m screaming…

My Biggest Homeschool Purchase Regrets

Homeschooling is now a HUGE market and let me tell you – these businesses want your money! They are willing and able to use all kinds of methods to scare you and pull your heart strings. If you don’t buy this pencil sharpener, is your homeschool doomed? If you don’t choose this math curriculum, will your…

How We Live on One Income to Make Homeschooling Possible

Have you ever had the really nosy desire to look through someone’s finances to see how in the world they are able to afford the stuff they have? I have! I have been doing our family’s day to day finances forever, so when I see a friend doing something a bit pricey – I admit &ndash…

Our New Routine Balancing 3rd Grade, Kindergarten, and Preschool

To be honest…I’ve been dreading this year ever since I started homeschooling over 2 years ago. I started with just a first grader (pulled her from public school) and my other two girls were too young for a formal curriculum. They tagged along with field trips, art projects, read aloud, and some science experiments, but that…