the golden key to homeschooing

Key to Homeschooling

This post we will be discussing the golden key to homeschooling. Can you guess what it is? Well, it’s a Biblical principle. Actually, it’s the way Jesus taught His disciples. It’s also the core way we teach our children from birth on. Here’s a verse as another hint: … Read More…

finding time for homeschooling

How to Find Time for Homeschooling

Any mom of children knows that life is full of surprises. But besides taking care of the regular responsibilities of motherhood, teaching your own children makes you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day! With a mega brood of my own, I understand the frustration. Today … Read More…

notebooking questions answered

Notebooking Questions Answered

I hope that by reading this post (and/or listening to my podcast), you will have many of your notebooking questions answered. Recently we have been delving deeply into the idea of notebooking as a homeschooling method of learning. This is partly because of our current project of creating … Read More…

homeschooling in the heat

Homeschooling in the Heat

It’s just about to be summer here. We’re up north, where winter is really winter (double digits below freezing), and summer is really summer. It’s good to remember that learning goes on no matter what the season, but this post is not about the temperature, it is about … Read More…

Notebooking Brass Tacks

If you are looking for a way to up your homeschooling game while spending less time and effort, this post is for you! We’re continuing our series on this amazing subject, this time focusing in on notebooking brass tacks. If you scroll to the end, you will find … Read More…

homeschool notebooking

Notebooking

Notebooking is one of my favorite parts of homeschooling! I have written, and recorded bits and pieces about it here and on my YouTube channel, but this post will deal directly with it. What is it? “Notebooking,” as we have come to call it in the homeschooling world, … Read More…

McGuffey Primer Tutorial

Teaching a child to read is one of the most daunting tasks a homeschooling mommy can face. To make this a little easier, I have recently recorded a McGuffey primer tutorial, and I am republishing this post to go along with it. You will find the video I … Read More…

mcguffey readers round up

McGuffey Readers Roundup

The McGuffey readers have been the solution to many of my homeschool problems. They are: They are excellent because they: They are simple because they: They are affordable because they: They are readily available because: Yes, you read that right: McGuffey wrote his first reader in 1836. He … Read More…

Elephant Homeschooling

Homeschool an Elephant

How do you homeschool an elephant? Let’s tackle this question. Why is homeschooling like an elephant? Because education is huge, colossal, and mammoth! It pretty much encompasses anything and everything a person needs to know, doesn’t it? Specifically, we are going to talk about how homeschooling is like … Read More…

Don't quit homeschooling

Don’t Quit Homeschooling

It’s midwinter. We’re all taking a pause to look over our lives. In particular, we are taking time to reevaluate our homeschooling. When we take our children home to educate them, we become combatants in a war. Homeschooling challenges the systems that are engineered to destroy us (by … Read More…