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…

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…

Simplify Homeschooling for Teens with The Lesson Book

Have a few teens in your house? Then you know about that fine line, the one that makes you wobble between giving a young person the freedom to develop their own lives and the need to keep them from crashing in the process! When it comes to homeschooling, … Read More…

How to Use The Lesson Book Level Two and Level Three

Last post I proposed a way to use The Lesson Book with beginning readers and writers. This post I would like to show you how I use The Lesson Book  Level Two and Level Three with children who are doing pretty well with sounding out words and sentences, they … Read More…

How to do a language arts lesson using The Lesson Book

How to do a Primary Language Arts Lesson With The Lesson Book

The Lesson Book is perfect for doing primary language arts lessons. Not only does it offer freedom for you to choose what your child concentrates on, but it also lends structure so that you are more able to form consistent habits that will help your little one build … Read More…

The Lesson Book: Easiest Way to Charlotte Mason Style Homeschooling

I’ve got something so amazing to share with you today that I almost cannot contain myself! It’s something that has been in the works or a long, long time; something that could revolutionize the way you do Charlotte Mason Homeschooling. It’s what we have named “The Lesson Book.” … Read More…

Planners for Real Moms

Because life moves at the speed of light, moms need planners. However, we don’t need the fancy-schmancy and uber-complicated. Hey, we’re the people who only have enough time for five-minute showers and 30-second potty breaks! Besides, we live within budgets. We can’t spend bread, milk (or underwear) money on … Read More…

How to Homeschool When Your Kids are Crazy and Your Husband is Cranky

Do you feel at the end of your rope, pulled apart by the demands from all ends of your life? Here’s the way one dear mama put it: Could you help me please? My husband says he wants to put the kids in public school because our lives … 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…