10 Signs of A Homeschool Mom with Terrible Self Care

If you are reading this, then you 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 sacrifice to…

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…

Letter of the Week Movie List

Can I be honest for a minute? Letter of the week is getting a little stale for me. I remember all the excitement with my oldest as she went through it with preschool, pre-K, and kindergarten. My middle child went through it with the All About Reading Pre-Reading curriculum. And we’re doing it again with her…

The Best Subscription Box for Homeschoolers: Kiwi Crate

It is just too much. Enough to make you go crazy. Nope, not homeschooling itself – it’s the resources available to homeschool that could drive you over the edge. Is this the best curriculum? If I buy that math game, will my kid jump a grade level? Will that grammar program get my kid into college someday? If…

How to Teach your Kids to Sleep Later for a More Predictable Morning

Are you longing for your kids to sleep later? Or at least wake up at a predictable time? Do you feel like it’s an unattainable fantasy to have morning time to yourself before your kids are out of bed? Well, I promised in last week’s post that I would share how I get all three of…

5 Things In My School Room I Couldn’t Live Without

We are one month into our third year of homeschooling and I finally got my homeschool room the way I want it. I love the way it looks and its super functional for our 3rd grader, kindergartener, and preschooler. And we just found out we’re moving in a month. Sigh. We are very excited about the new house…