Everything You Need to Know About the McGuffey Readers

The McGuffey readers have been the solution to many of my homeschool problems. They are: Excellent Simple Affordable Readily available They are excellent because they: Go from pre-k through high school (and college prep) Are re-usable (for multiple children) Are filled with godly wisdom, even whole passages of … Read More…

How to Place Your Children in the McGuffey Readers

As I have been doing a few videos on using the McGuffey’s for homeschooling the same question continues to be asked: How do I know what level to put my child in? I know this is a quandary, especially when considering that these wonderful books do not go … Read More…

Using the McGuffey Readers for Progressing Readers and Writers

As promised, I have uploaded my next installment on how I use the “McG’s” as we affectionately call them.   This time my focus is on those who are reading on their own, but need further practice and guidance as they are developing their skills. I also offer … Read More…

The McGuffey Readers for Beginning Readers

I know in my last post I introduced the McGuffey readers. I hope you came away with some valuable information and are a bit less mystified. In this installment of my video chats I try to give a general idea of how I use these marvelous books to … Read More…

Video Intro to the McGuffey Readers

Because I have received so many requests about the McGuffey readers, I thought I would sit down and record a few short chats on the subject. Nothing posh or polished, just me in our basement “school” room (you might see a child streaking behind me about half-way through!). … Read More…

You CAN Homeschool a Large Family

From the outside it seems impossible that any one woman could feed, clothe, and pay attention to a group of four or more children. I know that before I had my own brood I was doubtful. However, while this lifestyle comes with numerous challenges, it also comes with … Read More…

How to do Relaxed Unit Studies

To my mind, a good unit study plan needs a little bit of structure and a whole lot of room to wiggle around and shoot off in all different directions.  In case you aren’t familiar with homeschool unit studies, here is a nutshell definition: Unit Studies approach a … Read More…

Teach Your Child to Read for FREE

Yes, that’s right. You can teach your child to read for free with this post. No gimmicks, not sign-ups required. All you have to do is scroll down to the bottom of this post and click to download your free reading program. This is something I’ve been working … Read More…

A Homeschooling Mom of 15 Answers Questions About Reading, Recording, and Grammar

Don’t you love it when a plan comes together? Well, I have this new plan, a plan to have more fun, less stress! It’s all about shifting from mostly blogging to mostly vlogging. I have enjoyed blogging these past thirteen years, but I find putting my thoughts into … Read More…

How to Homeschool Multiple Ages

Large family dynamics are often misunderstood. I know I had a hard time understanding from the outside. It took a few years for me to discover that, while this lifestyle comes with numerous challenges, it also comes with the equipment to overcome them all. What it takes is … Read More…