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…

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The Best Apple Activity: Pie Made by a Kindergartener!

Looking for a fresh take on homeschool kindergarten apple activities? Maybe some different ideas for your apple theme unit? You are in the right place! This past week in our homeschool kindergarten, we have been focusing on all things “A” and apple for our letter of the week – and I think it’s been the best…

The #1 Tip That Will Transform Your Homeschool Morning

Do  your homeschool mornings tend to be on the rough side? Is there too much grumbling, whining, and complaining from your kids…and you (internally of course)? Do you find yourself wishing for just one more cup of coffee to drink in peace? Or maybe just some time to think or get ready in the morning without your…

5 Really Good Reasons to Cancel Your Homeschool Day

Are you struggling with knowing when it’s okay to cancel your homeschool day? Do you feel like if you cancel the day just once, your kids will want to cancel school every day, you will lose all control, and your homeschool will fall apart? There are many benefits that come from you being in the drivers’ seat…

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The Best Easy Fall Craft for Moms Who Hate Crafts

Looking for a fun fall craft to do with your kids this year? But secretly cringing at the thought of messy paint, glue, glitter, and random supplies needed that will require an Amazon search? And once everything arrives, your kid decides to make the craft the way SHE wants to make it…which is not really the plan or…