Canvas Gratitude Banner Service Project

We’ve spent all week celebrating “Not Back to School” with our local homeschool co-op.  The days have been full of everything from hiking as a family to vision board creation to a trip to our tiny zoo and much more. We adore this community of like-minded families and the friendships we’ve built.  I love the chance to glean from more […]

Homeschool Plans for 2015-2016

This time of year seems a lot like Christmas around here.  Huge boxes stuffed with books and other goodies arrive almost daily on our doorstep.  We eagerly anticipate their arrival and dive into the boxes as soon as possible. We’re all aglow with the love of new school supplies: fresh notebooks and sketchbooks, new opportunities to learn. It’s new curriculum […]

How We Memorize Scriptures

We have been using a simple scripture memorization and review system lately (which I originally read about here) and I’ve been so impressed with the results we’ve seen so far. It’s a simple, effective way to help kids, and adults memorize scripture. It will take you a few minutes to set up, but other than that there is very little […]

Homeschool Morning Time: Our homeschool morning routine

One thing I’ve learned during the past 5 years of homeschooling is that the perfect routine is a moving target.  It seems like we need to reevaluate and reorganize our school routines every few months to fit our current season of life. Right now we are using a secret tool that has totally revolutionized our homeschool time.  It’s pretty simple, […]

Our Homeschool Day in the Life (with a 1-, 6- and 10-year old)

I am joining in with Simple Homeschool today to share a day in our homeschooling life. We have a pretty solid routine in place with Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays being our more academic/at home days and Tuesdays and Thursdays reserved for extras and group activities. Because every day is a little bit different, I’ll be sharing one specific day with […]

Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2014-2015

 Over the years our homeschool methodology has been tweaked and refined as we have come to understand what our children require for a positive and uplifting experience and what their Mama/Teacher needs in order to experience the same.. Each year I fall in love with homeschooling a little bit more, and this year promises to be no exception.  I am thrilled […]