Charlotte Mason for REAL Moms: What Education Is and Isn’t

What is education, anyways? Aren’t schools the place to find out? Unfortunately, no. Due to many, many things they are probably the worst places to discover what true learning is. This is the way I see it; if I wanted to know all about housecleaning, I wouldn’t ask … Read More…

Charlotte Mason for Real Moms Video series Introduction

Charlotte Mason was an amazing educator who has given the modern homeschooling movement balance and direction. The hinge pin of her methods was simplicity, but putting her ideas into practice at home is anything but simple. That’s what I’ve found, anyway. I started out with only glimpses via … 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…

Are Your Children Learning the RIGHT Science?

There is science, and then there is science. One type claims to be enlightening but keeps people in the dark, the other is full of the light of eternity. Which one is influencing your kids? This is more than slightly important. This one element may just make or … 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…

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…

The Ultimate Tool For Homeschool Record Keeping

A true, living education is more than textbooks and tests. Just about everything a child experiences is educational, but how can we capture all of it so that it “counts”? Most homeschool record keeping products are either too general or too complex. Very little has been created to help … Read More…

How to Build an Amazing Summer Learning Packet With Free Resources

As I discussed in an earlier post, summer is no time for nose-in-the-book learning. There are too many opportunities for hands-on, toes-in-the-mud education that should not be missed! However, without structure and purpose kids can quickly turn into a whiny, bickering mess. There is also that concern that … Read More…