A Letter to the Mom who is Undecided on Homeschooling

You have been thinking on and off about homeschooling for far too long. You WANT to do it! …but you DON’T want to do it. You dream of the benefits of homeschooling…and worry about it all exploding in your face…sending your child’s education track into a ditch and you to a…

The Cautionary Tale of a Homeschool Mom who Tried to Quit Coffee

Have you ever come up with an idea that at the time you thought was genius…and then later on you realized it was the worst idea you ever had? Total flop? Epic disaster? Yep, that’s about how this worked out for me. I have been drinking coffee for almost 20 years. I still remember drinking a…

How to Set Up a Simple Inexpensive Homeschool Classroom

In preparation for this post, I just searched “homeschool classrooms” in Pinterest to look at what other moms are doing that might be different than me…um…wow! I saw some of the most amazing furniture, decorating, storage, and learning stations! It made me a little bit sad because we do not have the space or…

6 Reasons You Actually Do Need a Homeschool Room

I know, I know. Nearly every homeschooling blog post every written says that you absolutely do NOT need a classroom…as they take you on a tour of their pristine, all white classroom full of thousands of dollars of furniture, curriculum, supplies, and computers. I’m not trying to be the bad guy, but I do want to…

6 lessons learned from switching curriculums mid year

It was 12:30pm. The 2 younger siblings were down for rest time. My 1st grader was waiting anxiously at the classroom table. It was time for the daily math show down. She would groan, get frustrated , maybe cry – I would try my best to take it slow, make it fun (yay for pinterest math games!), and encourage at…

How to Homeschool with Toddlers and Not Lose Your Mind

The first week of homeschooling I nearly quit. I was so, so close to throwing in the towel. I was trying to teach reading to my 1st grader, but I could barely be heard above my 4 year old singing Disney Princess songs at the top of her lungs, and my 2 year old constantly interrupting me for any number…

The Simple Plan to Motivate Your Homeschooler to Get That Work Done

Looking for some tips to get your homeschooler motivated? We’ve all been there! Child slumped in a chair with a dejected look. A stack of work on the table and a pencil thrown to the side. “I can’t do it!” “This is so hard!” “I’m tired!” Sound familiar…

The 5 Benefits of Homeschooling I Didn’t See Coming

If you are reading this, you are likely considering homeschooling. The idea has rolled around in your head, but you haven’t committed to it. You haven’t decided for sure to take the leap. I have been where you are at right now. I have 100% walked in your shoes. My husband had always encouraged me to…