Things To Consider When Planning Your Homeschool Year (Back To School Series)

planning your homeschool year

Planning your homeschool year can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! Taking the time to consider what is most important and seeing beyond the need to complete the workbooks is the first step! How do you want your children to grow ? Considering how you want children to grow in character, in the Lord, and independence is something I failed to look at in our first years of homeschooling. I figured,

When You Just Don’t Feel Like Homeschooling Today ~ Have A Plan B (Back To School Series)

Plan B: When You Just Don't Feel Like Homeschooling

As homeschool moms we’ve all been there. Maybe one or more of the kids is sick. Maybe you are sick. Or maybe everyone just woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Whatever the case. . . sometimes we just don’t feel like homeschooling. Sometimes we have to put away the math workbooks, science books, and spelling lists in exchange for a little change of pace. Sometimes we need a Plan B. Here’s a

6 First Day Back to Homeschool Traditions (Back To School Series)

Homeschool Traditions

Homeschool traditions have long been something fun the kids look forward to. Over the years, we have tried different things to enliven our first day back to homeschool. Some things we only did once, while others stuck and became part of our homeschool traditions. 6 First Day Back to Homeschool Traditions 1 Special breakfast We love breakfast. And my kids are the ones who want to eat as soon as they wake up. One of

5 Things I Have Learned About Buying Homeschool Curriculum (Back To School Series)

Buying Homeschool Curriculum feat

This August marks our sixth year of homeschooling. And while that’s nothing next to some of the 20+ year veterans who are still at it, I have learned a thing or two when it comes to buying homeschool curriculum. 1. It’s okay to buy used and sometimes not the most recent version of things. When we first started homeschooling, I wanted the newest and best of everything. It took me a couple of years to

7 Must Have Books for Homeschooling Moms 2016 {Back to School Series}

Must Have Books for the Homeschooling Mom

This Autumn will mark our sixth year of homeschooling. Over the years, I’ve read dozens of books about homeschooling. Because I wish someone had put together a list of must have books for homeschooling moms for me, I’m putting one together for you. 🙂 These books have encouraged, inspired, uplifted, and guided me in my homeschooling mom journey. While some of them are curriculum-style specific, like the Charlotte Mason Companion, the majority of these are