How to Make a Salt Dough Map

Salt dough maps are a classic homeschool project that have become a staple for us as we studied world history this year.  They are a creative and hands-on way to explore geography, but they are also incredibly simple to make with things you already have at home! You will need: A cardboard scrap for your […]

The Best Plants for a Magical Summer Children’s Garden

Do you want to get started gardening with children but aren’t sure what to plant? When we’re not homeschooling during the year, we love to be in the garden.  (Checking the garden and saying goodnight to our neighbors is our after-bath ritual! Take a bath to get dirty, you know?) Today I’ve put together a […]

How to Organize Memorable Archives for Homeschool and Artwork

Do you have a big, messy pile of kid’s artwork or school work?  I did! I always planned on having an organized collection of my children’s homeschool and artwork that I would give them one day, but I never could seem to get there because I lacked a good system for decision-making. After some trial […]

Why you Need a Housekeeping Day (or Week)

You know what doesn’t get talked about enough in the homeschooling world?  Taking a housekeeping day…or week! I take a housekeeping week whenever I feel overwhelmed with details and to-do’s.  It’s my secret to staying energized about homeschooling for the long haul.  Remember, effective homeschooling is about sustainability, not perfection.  (Professional teachers have a certain […]