How I Save on Back to School Reading

My Emma loves to read. This kid almost always has a book in her hand and when she finds a favorite? She will read it over and over again until the covers fall off and the binding let's loose. I can not tell you how many copies of her favorites I have bought and re-bought (is that … [Read more...]

7 Back To School Essentials You Won’t Find On A List

It's almost August and you know what that means! Back to school shopping! While most public school students receive a list and almost all homeschool students have theirs planned out as well, there is almost always something that gets left off of those lists. No, I don't mean … [Read more...]

Free Printable Back to School Photo Signs!

One of my biggest regrets when it comes to Emma's school years is that up until recently, I didn't snag photos of her first and last days of school each year. It wasn't that I didn't want them, and yes I do have some of them, but some years, I just didn't think about it or simply … [Read more...]

Teaching Classification & Sorting with LEGO’s

In your homeschool classroom, you want to use things that your kids can relate to and I don't know of a single kid that doesn't relate to LEGO's.  Since most kids love them, it just makes sense to use them to teach classification and sorting with them, right? What better way to … [Read more...]

How to Plan Your Own Homeschool Curriculum (and Why You Should)

Pshew! Have you ever tried to put together your own homeschool curriculum? I do every year and let me tell you...it can be scary! You want to make sure that your child has the best education possible so you scour the curriculum websites and groups, make your purchases, start the … [Read more...]

7 Things to Avoid at a Homeschool Convention

Going to your first anything can be scary, but in my opinion, it's especially scary if what you're doing can affect your kids. This is the case with homeschool conventions. While they're fun, they can also be nerve wracking and stressful and no one wants to deal with that when … [Read more...]

Free Printable Student Planner

One of the biggest issues that I've had with my Emma since we started homeschooling is keeping her on task. She does incredibly well some days, but others, not so much. That was until she started using her own daily planner. She is very much her daughter's mother in a lot of … [Read more...]

Easy Patriotic Paper Wand Kids Craft

I absolutely adore Independance Day celebrations. I feel that there is no better time to teach my Emma how our forefathers fought for freedom and the sacrifices that have been made to keep that freedom since then. Aside from all of that though, it's a great "excuse" to just kick … [Read more...]

6 Reasons to Attend Your First Homeschool Convention

Homeschooling can be a mystery sometimes. There's a ton that comes along with it and it can truly be overwhelming for even veteran homeschoolers. That's why I love homeschool conventions. They can help take the mystery out of everything. Yes, they sometimes cost money, but … [Read more...]

FREE Printable Summer Reading Package!

We homeschool year round here at our house. The reason we do that is because for kids like my Emma, they tend to lose a lot of a huge 3 month summer vacation. To combat that, we do 9 weeks on and 2 weeks off during the year then a full 4 weeks during June. She loves it because it … [Read more...]