Three Simple Homeschool Planning Strategies to Prevent Burnout

Planning for a new homeschool year may be the last thing you want to do when you're overwhelmed. But here's how to avoid burnout for next year.

Are you a mom who looks forward to marathon sessions of homeschool planning – all the books and resources laid out on the table where you can lovingly shepherd them towards their divine destiny in your idyllic homeschool year? Or do you dread the thought of slogging through hours of work to get read for yet […]

Is “Doing Math” in Your Homeschool Really Enough?

In most homeschool families, doing math is pretty high on the priority list. We all want to make sure our kids know basic math facts and can complete math problems accurately. But is that really enough?Knowledge without UnderstandingImagine that you are learning most any other subject under the sun. Let’s say, for example, you are […]

Math Month Resource Roundup

Are you looking for the best homeschool math curriculum, online options, or resources reviews? Come celebrate math month with us and enjoy giveaways, printables, coupon codes, and more!

Pin0 Share0 Tweet0 Did you know that April is National Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month? Around here, we’ve made somewhat of an annual tradition of celebrating Math Month with homeschool math curriculum reviews, info about online classes, free printables, best practice tips, math resources and ideas, coupon codes, and giveaways! Pin0 Share0 Tweet0 FREE Math […]

Gift Giving for a Large Family

A large family is lots of fun, especially at the holidays. But how to you buy gifts for everyone without overspending your budget? Here are some ideas!

It’s true – children are a blessing. And having a large family can be really fun during the holidays! But how do you manage gift giving? And what suggestions can you offer to relatives who want to bless your children with gifts without spending their whole holiday budget on your family? The Family Gift Because […]

25+ Free Brave Writer Resources

Our favorite homeschool writing program is Brave Writer. Check out these free resources to support your language arts and literature studies!

We’ve been a Brave Writer family for several years now. Freewriting, narrations, poetry teatime, and the whole Brave Writer Lifestyle have had such an impact on our family. Of course, I highly recommend any of their products. However, if you want to give them a test drive first, they have some wonderful free samples available – […]

Why Online Learning Makes Sense for Math

Even though we explore math as a family, we still need a way for everyone to practice on their own level. CTC is a great option for online math learning!

If you’ve been around a while, you know that we love doing math family-style.  But, while we’re able to do a lot through hands-on exploration and discussion, there is a limit. For math practice, we really need a way to be able to differentiate. Each student needs work geared specifically towards his or her own […]

10 Reasons Why Homeschool Parents Fear Screen Time

There are so many online resources for homeschool families. But many parents struggle with concerns about screen time. What are the reasons for the worry?

I can’t tell you how many homeschool moms I’ve talked to who are genuinely worried about the ill effects of ‘screen time’ in their homes. I’m not talking about the dangers of internet use, like child predators, identity theft, etc. Those are real dangers, to be sure, and a topic for another post (or several). […]

Digital Schooling: Online Options for the Homeschool

This month, we're talking all about online homeschool options - courses, resources, healthy tech use and ways to monitor and keep online time safe!

Recently, I’ve received a lot of questions from readers related to technology in the homeschool. What apps do your kids use on their Kindle tablets? How do you keep your kids safe online? How did you set up your kids’ tablets with Parental Controls? How did you decide which tablets and Chromebooks to buy? How […]