Do you ever get overwhelmed by all the tech choices out there? Do you use technology in your homeschool? I always considered us "low-tech" generally speaking -- that is until I really sat down to think about it. Then I realized how much we rely on online resources, digital curriculum, and our Kindle Fire tablets to learn on a near-daily basis. These things crept into our homeschool so gradually … [Read more...] about Homeschooling High-Tech Kids Even When You’re Not Naturally High-Tech
Are you tired of the disorganized mess you call a homeschooling space? Perhaps there are papers strewn across the room and just pure chaos everywhere. You can say goodbye to the homeschool space clutter and hello to the simple homeschooling space. Believe me, I have firsthand experience with that feeling. I can walk you through the process that I've used and you can take these steps to … [Read more...] about How to Simplify Your Homeschooling Space
We're all about creativity and breathing life into our learning with hands-on projects in our homeschool. It's easy to do that with nature study, science experiments, art, and music, but when it comes to history and language arts it can get a bit trickier. So what is a homeschool mom supposed to do to make these subjects more delightful and less dull and dry? One of the things we do … [Read more...] about Hands-on Homeschooling with Lap Books
When I talk to new homeschoolers, I often get questions about homeschooling methods. It's a big topic when you first start researching homeschooling and it can be confusing. You'll find people who staunchly stick to one particular method without wavering. They will swear that there is only one right way. That can be intimidating to someone who is just starting to homeschool! Let me reassure … [Read more...] about What’s the Big Deal about Homeschooling Methods?
If you love the process and methods of Charlotte Mason but shrink away from the expense, I have great news for you -- it is possible to use Charlotte Mason in your homeschool on a budget! I have gathered some of my favorite tips and resources to show you how to reduce costs but give the education that you desire to your children. Charlotte Mason Homeschooling There are 3 … [Read more...] about Charlotte Mason Homeschooling on a Budget
We take a delight-directed approach to our homeschooling, which means I end up switching resources often. We follow rabbit trails of learning and that's okay with me. Living books, field trips, hands-on homeschooling projects, and other activities like lapbooking and notebooking are the bedrock of our learning. My girls thrive on variety, which means I have to get creative. It also means that I … [Read more...] about Adding Variety to your Homeschool