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 […]

Introducing Teaching Textbooks 3.0

Are you looking for an independent math program your student can do online? Do you need something that will work on a Chromebook, for a struggling reader or one who is dyslexic? Check out the Teaching Textbooks 3.0 curriculum!

If you homeschool children of multiple ages, the two best strategies you can employ are family schooling (teaching everyone all together) or independent learning opportunities. And we have found digital curriculum to be one of the easiest ways to create truly independent learning opportunities. My oldest son excels in math, but is moderately dyslexic. It was […]

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 […]

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 – […]

Expand Chore Time to Financial Management Training with the Homey App

All families need to complete household chores. But what if you could extend chore time to a financial management learning experience? Try the Homey app!

I’ve written before about how to create a chore system for your family and ways to manage that. But what if you could expand the horizon of “chore time” beyond just getting some household tasks done? What if family chores could actually be a launch-pad for some very practical, hands-on financial management experience! {I was […]