Imagine a person who is able to carefully coordinate the chaotic schedules and lives of 6 children, homeschool 5 of them, manage a blog, and their family’s day to day needs. Now, imagine a person who also has a difficult time keeping everything organized and whose mind thinks of one hundred things at a time.… Continue reading Homeschool Planners Can Be Thrown Away!
**This post is part of the Homeschool Mum Takeaway Series!** As I stood in front of my classroom, I kept thinking… What if this was my daughter? At the time, I was teaching 4th grade to close to 60 students. But there was one student who really stood out to me. He was the most… Continue reading Following the Child Leads to True Learning
We all want the best for our children. From where we live to what we feed them, we make the choices that will benefit our children the most. But for homeschool mamas, we have one extra choice to make and that is the curriculum we use. We don’t want our children to miss out on… Continue reading Cutting Back Can Save Your Homeschool
This post is part of the Homeschool Mum Takeaway Series! “I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing". Hillel Those days...the ones where I wake up a little heavy--the world seems bright outside my bedroom window, but not inside my head. My head feels the middle of February overcast and a… Continue reading Observing Homeschool Mama’s Feelings: From Failure to Freedom (Guest Post by Teresa L. Wiedrick)
This post is my contribution to the Homeschool Mum Takeaway Series! “Child led learning. What is that?” Everything I read about child led learning when I first set about my research into educating my children at home, left me believing that there was no place for worksheets, text books or curriculum in this method! Maybe… Continue reading Curriculum’s Are Compatible With Child Led Education!
This post is part of the Homeschool Mum Takeaway Series! In my early years of homeschooling, I did what most moms do: I purchased textbooks, handed them to my children, and required that each and every page be complete. If they didn’t do it by a certain date, we were suddenly “behind.” And guess what?… Continue reading Workbooks Are Not the Boss of Me
This post is part of the Homeschool Mum Take Away Series! Playing School Growing up, one of my favorite games was “school.” I really never dreamed I would become a teacher, though. After five years as a public school teacher, I had decided to take on another education adventure. I was going to homeschool our… Continue reading Homeschooling is Not School at Home, It’s an Education Lifestyle! (Guest Post by Jennifer Elia)
Every couple of months, a friend and I do a children’s book swap! We each gather up 10 – 20 books to lend to each other for a few weeks! This time I received a picture book that every parent should read with their child at least once this Febuary! It’s called “I Love You… Continue reading The Picture Book That Brought Tears To My Eyes and Love Into Our Family Story Hour!
A little while ago I was brought to tears by a very powerful little picture book titled 'I Love You Little Monster' by Giles Andreae! It's amazing how the greatest picture books can move adults as much as they can children! Since one of the biggest focus in many homes during February will be on… Continue reading Bring Love Into Your Homeschool Read Alouds with Picture Books + a FREE Picture Book Library List
I am really excited to share with you the up and coming "Homeschool Mum Takeaways" blogger series! Starting on the the 21st of January 2019, for 7 Days, 7 homeschool mums will take it in turns to tell us about some of the biggest lessons they've taken away from the mistakes they have made over… Continue reading Homeschool Mum Takeaways – It’s The Mistakes That Help Us Grow!