Are your homeschool kids bouncing off the walls?

Are your homeschool kids bouncing off the walls?

I knew it was going to be one of those days. It had started early with the flash of lightening and immediate crack of thunder following. This act of God was a guarantee that our youngest son would soon be joining us in bed. To be fair, we did have a small tornado come...
Website Maintenance 5/20-5/21

Website Maintenance 5/20-5/21

Our websites will be undergoing maintenance this weekend, from approximately 8PM PDT on Saturday, 5/20 thru 6AM PDT on Sunday, 5/21 and will not be available. Our curriculum, however, will remain online, should you need to access curriculum during this maintenance...
Summertime and the Learning is Easy!

Summertime and the Learning is Easy!

Summertime is all about going to the beach, camping in the mountains, or visiting grandparents and it’s also a great time for online learning! Sharpen Learning skills – Does your student need to brush up on math before moving on to algebra in the fall?  Has English...
Bullet Journaling for the Homeschool Mom

Bullet Journaling for the Homeschool Mom

Have you heard of bullet journaling? It’s a not-so-new fad in personal journaling. The idea is to implement a simple system of symbols and methods in order to streamline your tasks, lists, diaries, notes, goals, and other things we scribble on paper or digitally. Once...
Eclectic Homeschooling

Eclectic Homeschooling

What I mean when I say this is my method for schooling my kids?  Essentially it is the practice of schooling by use of several tools, styles, publishers, curriculum, methods, etc.  I’m not a one-size-fits-all kind of a gal. I can’t simply settle on one...
Keeping Time

Keeping Time

What are the benefits of having a regular, consistent start time for beginning school each day? Teaching your kids to avoid procrastination. Having to be ready for school at a certain time will encourage your kids to get themselves ready in the morning without...
16 Homeschool Hacks

16 Homeschool Hacks

– Make close friends with the local librarian – they know a lot and are huge helpers! Make close friends with strategic people at the local university – again, they know a lot, have loads of resources and are huge helpers. Dig into the resources...
Last Minute Educational Gifts for Christmas

Last Minute Educational Gifts for Christmas

When you ask my kids what they’ve added to their Christmas wish list, it always includes a low-budget crafty kit they saw in the stores, a Lego set or two, a gift certificate to their favorite store and whatever tiny toy is the hot item for the year. These are all fun...
The Beauty of a Homeschool Schedule

The Beauty of a Homeschool Schedule

Last year—and all my past homeschooling years—looked tremendously different from this one.  Because this year I’m on a schedule! I have actually planned out 15 weeks of lessons, including page numbers and skill lessons. But I haven’t decided if I like it yet or not....