Best Apps for Preschool Learning

Best Apps for Preschool Learning

One Sunday morning, in a desperate attempt to pay attention to the church service I was attending, I handed my phone to our extraordinarily active and chatty preschooler. I just needed him to be occupied for a few minutes, and despite the twinge of guilt I felt for...
Homeschooling with a Toddler

Homeschooling with a Toddler

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve had a few homeschool moms share with me the challenges they are facing while homeschooling with a toddler who is alive and well in the house. The struggle is real! Hang in There My first thought when a friend talks about homeschooling...
Homeschool Book Reports and Literature

Homeschool Book Reports and Literature

When my oldest daughter began fourth grade, I wanted something new and fun that would eventually take us to the next level in literature. The following projects did not replace our curriculum but rather kept reading fresh for us. Book Reports Do you remember the book...
MY NEW BOILED DOWN PARENTING STYLE

MY NEW BOILED DOWN PARENTING STYLE

I have entered a new stage of parenting, a stage I thought I was well-prepared for, but quickly realized I was severely out of my league—tweens. Tweens are super fun on their great days and super hard on their tough days; there are no in-betweens. As I filled up my...
Book Review: 8 Great Smarts by Dr. Kathy Koch

Book Review: 8 Great Smarts by Dr. Kathy Koch

Have your children ever asked you “Am I smart?” Dr. Kathy Koch addresses this need for validation in her book 8 Great Smarts. Her main premise is that we are all smart. We have more than one intelligence. The question is not if we are smart but rather how. Eight...
4 Models for Planning Your Homeschool Calendar

4 Models for Planning Your Homeschool Calendar

The following was originally posted on www.homeschoolfacts.com in September 2015. We felt the content would be helpful for our UDL readers. Copied with permission. Enjoy! If all the homeschool parents filled a big stadium one day, our fight song would be entirely...
Launching Your Homeschool Year

Launching Your Homeschool Year

Our news feeds are full of pictures of everyone’s first day of school, little ones meeting new teachers, and cute backpacks. Homeschoolers can easily snap those pictures too…well, meeting the teacher is kind of old news…but the others, YES! However, we...
Summer Projects

Summer Projects

Right now, as I contemplate the subject of summer projects the only project I want to be occupied with on this breezy summer morning is drinking coffee on the deck overlooking my treelined backyard. There are a million projects I could begin and a long list of things...
Summer Reads for Moms

Summer Reads for Moms

Summer is a great time to catch up on a few good reads for you, mom (or the mom in your life!). I enjoy switching things up a bit by putting down my heavy reads and picking up some light, enjoyable and a maybe a short and helpful book about some aspect of life I am...