My Simple Homeschool Planning Schema

The first year that we started homeschool, I spent hour upon laborious and hour planning my year.  I gathered books, researched websites and made checklists of my own checklists. Field trips, flash cards, cinnamon play dough and perfectly scheduled Christmas breaks had to fit in just so.  I can’t blame myself!  My eyes had just […]

How We Unschool

What in the world is unschooling?  For me it used to conjure up images of unruly minors being raised by wolves and iPads!  Sounds rebellious doesn’t it? Well I’m sorry to disappoint all you rebels out there, but unschooling is actually just a fancy word for letting your child’s interests set the curriculum.  It can […]

Homeschool Recap 2020/2021: The Precious People

Ahhh, writing this post each year has become so therapeutic; like tying up the loose ends of our messy, real-life school year into a neat, pretty bow! If you’re new here, this was our fifth year homeschooling and our children are ten, eight, six and two. (I have a recap of each of our previous […]

10 Children’s Audio Book Collections to Listen to this Summer

Our homeschool runs on audio books, especially in the summer months (they’re my secret assistant..shhh).  Not only do they provide scaffolding for young readers, but they are also a fantastic substitute for screen time when a rest is needed. (Rest time is one of our daily anchors in the summer!) Audio books are also my very […]

Easy and Cheerful Citrus Stamp Art

Does the idea of painting with kids sound overwhelming or intimidating?  Let’s fix that.  It’s time to bring out Fun Art Mom and thrill your kids with an easy win paint project.  Fun Art Mom lets kids do paint projects, but she’s also smart about it.  She knows her limits (it’s thirty minutes or so) […]

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 […]