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…

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…

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…

How to Handle Your Homeschool Circus

If you are teaching two or more children at home, you have a three-ring circus under your roof! In order to become a ring master, you need some tools and some skills! In my latest vlog I explain just a few of the ways I have learned to … 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…

More Free Gentle Grammar Curriculum for Young Children

Complicated grammar frustrates little kids (and moms). They don’t need to know about nouns and adverbs, they just need to know how to write good sentences. That’s why I was so happy when I discovered New Language Exercises for Public Schools by C. C. Long. Here was a … Read More…

The Ultimate Curriculum Guide to the Middle Ages for Frugal Moms

You can enjoy an amazing, full-blown, literature-based study of the Middle Ages for FREE by reading this post. I have researched and gathered all sorts of resources and created a guide that will give you monthly, weekly, and daily instructions so that you don’t have to “strain your … Read More…

FREE Gentle Grammar Curriculum Download

Hey, Mom, are your beginning readers frustrated when it comes to writing and punctuating simple sentences?  I know mine have been. For years I searched high and low for a grammar program that would help my children write well from the very beginning of literacy. Then I discovered … Read More…

Keep Track of Homeschooling with One Simple Sheet

If there’s one thing I know about homeschooling, it’s that learning happens all of the time! Not just Monday through Friday. Not just between the hours of eight am and three pm. No, learning happens before six in the morning, and sometimes even after midnight in the evening. … Read More…

How to Create Your Own Amazingly Simple Cursive Program

Researchers are confirming what educators have known since the dawn of time; handwritten work increases retention, comprehension, and higher brain function. On some levels this sounds counter-intuitive, even “archaic,” in an age where we are surrounded by digital devices. Many are arguing children need to have more keyboarding … Read More…