Add Some Method to Your Homeschool Madness

This is the third installment in the Easy Homeschooling series. Today we are going to discuss how we need things we can touch and see in order to keep us on track. If you have multiple children in multiple stages of childhood, this will be especially helpful for … Read More…

Simplifying homeschooling into its most essential parts helps build confidence and quell confusion.

More Tips for Making Homeschooling EASY

Homeschooling is something that is either hugely complicated or wonderfully simple. It all depends on your perspective. While choice is an amazing thing, too much choice can lead to confusion unless you have a framework that dictates which helps you make decisions. By God’s grace (and isn’t it … Read More…

Tips for Easy Homeschooling, Part One

Ever feel like a homeschooling failure? Relax, you’re among friends! Grab a cup of whatever makes you smile and read this post to find out how to make sense of homeschooling and rest your weary heart. (Psst, if you already watched the video on Youtube, you can either … Read More…

How to Demystify Math

I think what intimidates us most about teaching math to our children is our own ignorance of the subject. Knowing how it is approached dissipates confusion and frustration. I’ve created a video that helps explain (but this post has all sorts of other goodies and links you don’t … Read More…

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…

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…

10 Hacks for Large Family Road Trip Food

Family road trip food does not have to mean a messy, junk-food, free-for-all. There are ways to pack snacks and meals that save money, time, and mess! For about a decade our family of 17 traveled frequently with our Daddy for His work. Over the years I learned, with … Read More…

mom of 15 tells how to do relaxed science

How to do Relaxed Science

People are always asking me about what Charlotte Mason science resources I use. I have a bit of trouble believing most people will ever use (or remember) all of the technical baloney taught in most advanced science textbooks. Unless a child is destined to attend a competitive college, … Read More…

a bin labeled using a diy tutorial

DIY Organizing Labels

There are loads of DIY organizing labels tutorials, but most involve special equipment or special expertise. I know this because I found myself in need of some organizing labels after our recent move. I think I must have moved the food in our pantry around at least three … Read More…