Relentless Learning

A while back I worked on writing a book. A book that I had looked for in bookstores and on Amazon, but could not find. I wanted to write a series of answers to questions and concerns voiced by loved ones and nosy ones regarding homeschooling. But I also wanted to bridge a gap between […]

nothing like a good book

The amount of importance our society places on showing children the joy of reading is astounding. In my post yesterday I wrote that it was shocking to see how little the schools see the positive effects of reading to and with our children all the time. Time spent doing ditto’s and worksheets would be better spent reading and talking about the […]

read barefoot

So, it’s no big secret that I am in love with books, specifically children’s books. Books that are enjoyable as adult reading too. Over the years I have discovered a lot about myself and my children and what I want in our reading. Reading is the core of our quality time together at home and the […]

Units of Studies

Curriculum is fun. I am a bit of a unit study junky as I collect them when I see a catalog and fall in love. The thing is, I don’t have time to do all, or even half of them. We are ankle-deep into My Father’s World Exploring Countries and Cultures. I have tried everything, Heart of […]

Replacing bad habits with the good ones.

Just gonna’ write it… I hate getting up. I love sleeping and wish I were sleeping right now. Yesterday I actually felt a little bit of loss for the days when I was so sick I couldn’t do much. I have no excuse today. I feel okay with some Motrin. The kids are eating their food […]

our value

As an excited young homeschooling mother years ago I wondered about reading, more specifically, when to begin reading instruction. So I ordered the big box of school that came in the mail and when kindergarten arrived we began to learn reading on day 1. What I didn’t know then that I know now is that we […]

It’s that time of year agian!!!

As I’ve mentioned before, we are really excited to begin a year of My Father’s World: Exploring Countries and Cultures pretty soon here. I have been looking forward to this for years and had planned on putting it off for one more year, but I am not putting things off any longer. So last night […]

from strict to relaxed homeschooling

Homeschooling isn’t supposed to be boring. Homeschooling is freedom. It can bring you joy and can be quite fun.How do we make our homeschool more relaxed and enjoyable? When we began several years ago I was as strict as could be. I set up a mini school “station” in our front room with a giant […]

here’s what I’ve got…

Here are some things I’ve learned in our homeschool. Homeschooling is more than a lifestyle for us, it is my calling. I love reaching each of my children with tailor-made education specific to their needs. It’s a passion of mine. I truly love, love, love homeschooling. We have been homeschoolers from the beginning as I just […]

Science in Homeschooling

Next week is homeschool week here in Kansas City. That means all the homeschoolers come out of hiding and visit the places around town who will be opening their doors to them. I love this town! Never knew there was such a thing as homeschool week, but it’s fun. I am excited. And, I plan on […]