Category: Simple Solutions

20 Apps That Make Homeschooling Easier!

I was at a McDonald’s PlayPlace years ago – long before I was considering homeschooling. There was a man with his daughter there and she was probably around 5 years old. He very confidently said to her, “Hey honey, why don’t you read that big list of rules up there?” He looked at me…

An Unexpected Place to Buy Used Homeschool Curriculum!

A package came in the mail today and I proudly help it up to my husband. “This teacher’s manual cost almost $80!” My husband gave me a raised eyebrow look that said, “Man, homeschool can be expensive…but what can you do, right?” I triumphantly said, “But I got this used and…

10 Ways to Add Bible to Your Homeschool (And Stay Consistent With It!)

Having time to do daily Bible devotions is easily one of the best things that has come out of our choice to homeschool. When my oldest was in public school, it seemed like there wasn’t time to do anything! Our days were a constant parade of trying to get to school on time, pick up on time, get…

Standardized Testing for Homeschoolers: Why I Changed My Mind

Who in the world hears “standardized testing” and doesn’t have a simultaneous desire to take a nap and have an anxiety attack? Standardized tests are universally horrible and I always thought I would never subject my homeschooled kids to them…at least not for a long time. Did you know that public school kids take…

Homeschool P.E.: Why You Need It and How to Get Started

I don’t know about you, but I really didn’t get much out of P.E. when I was in school. I am sure that my P.E. teachers did their best, but only so much can be accomplished when you’re dealing with thirty kids 1 or 2 times a week for 50 minutes at…