4 Hidden Meanings Behind the Socialization Question (and How to Have Better Conversations About Them)

Socialization…it’s kind of the “s” word among homeschoolers.  In fact, it can sometimes seem like a tired old topic we wonder if anyone really asks about anymore. Or so this is what I thought when I unwittingly posted an eight-second Instagram reel about it. (Tra la la) FALSE. It turns out that socialization is still […]

4 Techniques for Hacking Your Homeschool Curriculum

Are you shopping for homeschool curriculum?  Are you feeling the rush of magic and wonder?  Goodness, I love those mid summer Amazon packages of possibility on my door step! All of us have had an experienced homeschooler or two tell us to just relax on curriculum. Well thank you Carol, but what does that even […]

Our 2 Essential Learning Formats

One way that I’ve simplified our homeschool (and homeschool planning) is by consolidating all of our structured learning into two simple learning formats: Reading Aloud and Table Time. While we use a lot of natural learning (games, baking, field trips, play) these two formats cover the structured part of our learning day. They represent the […]

Homeschool Year Recap 2021/2022: The Playful Pioneers

As I was doing some preliminary packing and decluttering for our upcoming move, it dawned on me that I had never done a homeschool year recap for the blog! This past school year was one of the messiest and most relaxed years we’ve ever had.  We incorporated screens, did a lot of free play, listened […]

The Everything Reading Post

One of the most intimidating parts of starting homeschool is the mysterious process of teaching a child to read. In our generation, literacy has been an affair handed over to professional teachers.  It’s a process that most of us know little about, aside from our own childhood experience.   So when our five-year-old isn’t reading Fox […]

How to Build A Peaceful Homeschool Day using Daily Anchors

Do you ever look around at your homeschool and wonder where it all went wrong? We stand in our kitchen stumped because we know we did this right.  We have classical books, hand-lettered planning sheets, tea times, nature hikes and co-op days all slated out.  We have market baskets and mini chalk boards.  This afternoon […]

10 Books to Comfort and Nourish a Mama’s Heart

With the change of season and all of the unsettling events of this year, I’m just craving some solace and a little something to soothe my heart.  There’s nothing that comforts and brings perspective like a great book. This list is designed to contain something for everyone, from devotional to memoir.  They will inspire you, challenge […]

Homeschool Recap 2018/2019: A Minimalist Approach

Hey friends, it’s countdown to baby time over here, but I really wanted to get this post up before things get too crunched! It’s fun to look back on the year and see how much things have grown and changed in our homeschooling life. And how different our homeschool space looks now! Wrapping up a […]