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!
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 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)
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!
Why Your Child Should Learn About Word Choice! We all know just how powerful words can be and it is important our children understand the importance of word choice too! I am sure you have been witness to the effect that words can have on a person’s mood, confidence and mental health. Simple words of… Continue reading How To Teach The Importance of Word Choice to Our Children By Reading Great Books!
It’s time for you to take control, take down the barriers and start living the homeschool dream! By that I mean for you to start organising your homeschool and educating your children in the way YOU want to! Stop letting the curriculum, workbooks and expectations of yourself and others stand in the way! If strict… Continue reading Start Living The Homeschool Dream and Take Back Control of Your child’s Education!
One of the biggest mistakes we make, when reading aloud to our children, is reading to quickly! As a youth I had always dreamed of becoming a performer! I went to dance and drama classes throughout most of my childhood. I took pride in my ability to memorise lines much quicker than my fellow actors… Continue reading “Slow Down Mama, I’m Trying To Listen!”
This month we finished our first read through of Charlotte's Web! Talk about a classic! If you are looking for a story to introduce your children to chapter books, I highly recommend this illustrated version of Charlotte's Web. The chapters are short, the story pulls on every heart string, M and A liked the pictures… Continue reading Charlotte’s Web: 8 Homeschool Activity Ideas