The Homeschool Morning Hack I Still Use 2 years Later

Don’t you just love a great homeschool hack?! I love and hate that feeling I get when I discover a really neat way to solve a problem – why didn’t I think of that before? That is so obvious! Well, I had the awesome luck of running across a pretty great homeschool tip during my first…

Free Homeschool Planner You will Actually Use!

Are you looking for a free homeschool planner? Something simple, downloadable, and printable to get your year started off on the right foot? There are A LOT of homeschool planners out there and I have to tell you that most of them give me anxiety when I look at them. So many complicated charts and tiny writing! An overwhelming amount…

Hard Earned Tips for the Introverted Homeschool Mom

Are you an introverted homeschool mom looking for tips to help you survive your chosen lifestyle? Wondering if it is even possible? Are you destined to quit or just be miserable? You are in the right place! When I was a kid, I thought something was wrong with me because I wasn’t like my very extroverted sister whose…

Why I Quit Homeschool Preschool (and What I Do Instead)

Are you searching for all the info on how to homeschool preschool? Wondering about schedules, curriculum, how long its going to take, and what in the world you need to teach? First of all, good for you for wanting to teach your child at home and doing the research! I never even considered teaching my oldest when it came time…

The Summer Routine of Your Homeschool Dreams

We are in the our last week of homeschool here, and let me tell you…I’m so done! Summer is on the way and I am waiting with open arms. When it arrives in all its glory, I will close the teacher’s manuals, put away the workbooks, notebooks, and to do lists. No more lesson…

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4 Reasons that Would Make Me Quit Homeschooling

Wondering when is it okay to quit homeschooling? Well, the purpose of this blog is to help people get STARTED with homeschooling, so writing about reasons to quit homeschooling is a bit uncomfortable for me…but still important. One of the things that gave me the courage to pull my daughter from public school and start homeschooling, was the…

3 Simple Traditions to make the End of the School Year Fun and Memorable!

The end of the school year is approaching fast! Your kids (and you!) have worked their hearts out and you want to make the last day of school to be special! But you’re tired and so ready for summer break. You don’t feel like throwing a birthday party type celebration that may be difficult to recreate…

10 Gifts Any Homeschool Mom Would Love!

Needing gift ideas for the homeschool mom in your life? You are probably frustrated because she says things like, “Oh, I don’t need anything,” whether it is Christmas, her birthday, anniversary, or Mother’s Day. She spends her time dreaming about shiny curriculum, color coordinated bins to organize school supplies, and all the books. All…

Why My Homeschooler Doesn’t Want to Go Back to Public School

There are so many strong opinions out there about homeschool vs. public school. I have met a number of people who disagree with my choice to homeschool my 2nd grader, kindergartener, and preschooler. A few have come right out and said it, but others are more passive in their disapproval. I think they honestly just feel bad for my kids…

Public School vs Homeschool: A Teacher Turned Homeschooler Weighs In

Deciding about public school vs homeschool is a big decision! There is a so much to consider as you decide what is best for your family. It is such a treat for me to share with you the wisdom and insight from my friend, Amanda, about her decision to homeschool her kids! She is a former public school teacher and…