Category: Simple Solutions

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…

My New Favorite Homeschool Hack!

After such a strong response to my Homeschool Morning Hack, I decided that I really needed to share the latest homeschool hack that I stumbled onto! There are parts of homeschooling that make our lives so much easier – relaxed mornings, no lunches to pack, no homework, not being held to the school’s schedule, not teaching to a…

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…

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…