What Should Homeschoolers Do About Federal Holidays?

If you are a new homeschool family, you may feel a little confused about what to do on days like Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, MLK Jr. Day, President’s Day, and Memorial Day. Are you supposed to follow the same holiday schedule as the public schools? Are you a jerk for making your kids do school when…

25 Books to Read Aloud to Your Kids Then Watch the Movie!

Are your kids super squirmy during read aloud time? Is it a struggle to get through the chapter? Have you been too nervous to even try a read aloud book for your homeschool? I completely understand. It can be a real challenge to get kids of different ages, interests, and genders to sit and listen for 10+ minutes to a…

Our New Homeschool Room: Take a Tour!

I wrote a post months ago lamenting that I had finally found a perfect set up for our homeschool room…and then we were suddenly moving. The move turned out to be SUCH a blessing, but there was a lot that needed to be done to get the homeschool room up and running again. And of course I was…

7 Easy Ways to Make Sure Your Kids Hate Reading

I don’t know about you, but when I look back on my early parenting moments, I cringe. I made a lot of mistakes. Towards the top of the list would be failing my kids when it came to instilling a love of reading and books. I didn’t realize I was doing it – it was something…

Times Tales Review: Learn Multiplication Tables the Fast and Easy Way!

Are times tables driving you and your homeschool insane? Do you have a kid who is struggling with times tables, math facts, and all the things? Looking for the fast and easy way to learn multiplication? I have so been there! I don’t remember how I managed to stumble across Times Tales, but it has been nothing short…