Homeschool

Interest Led Learning: less curriculum, more natural learning

Interest Led Learning: less curriculum, more natural learning

One of the most fruitful practices that we have incorporated into our homeschool is interest led learning. But when I talk about it to other moms, many of them don’t really understand what it means or how to…

Homeschool sports: finding a balance of family and sports

Homeschool sports: finding a balance of family and sports

There is a common belief among homeschooling families that if you put your kids in sports, you lose out on all your family time and give in to a life of go-go-go, busy-busy-busy. While I think this can…

Getting Kids Outside in Winter (plus FREE scavenger hunt printable!)
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Getting Kids Outside in Winter (plus FREE scavenger hunt printable!)

If you live in a place that gets cold, it can sometimes be a challenge getting kids outside in winter. Especially if you don’t really love the cold. This post contains affiliate links. Tips for getting kids outside…

Fun Spelling and Vocabulary Activities
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Fun Spelling and Vocabulary Activities

Can you teach spelling and vocabulary in a fun way, without the lists and rote memorization? Yes! There are so many fun spelling and vocabulary activities you can add into your homeschool (or do after school with your…

Seven Ways to use Books as Homeschool Curriculum
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Seven Ways to use Books as Homeschool Curriculum

One of the lies that a lot of homeschool parents believe is that they need to purchase a curriculum to teach a subject. While curriculum can be a helpful tool, it definitely isn’t always a necessary one! I’m…

How to Homeschool Kindergarten: our favorite materials, curriculum, and methods

How to Homeschool Kindergarten: our favorite materials, curriculum, and methods

My fifth child is starting his kindergarten homeschool year, and this is honestly one of my favorite ages! They are excited about learning, and everything they do is bathed in curiosity and wonder. I love this age so…

Best Homeschool Room Ideas: what do you actually need?

Best Homeschool Room Ideas: what do you actually need?

In the 11+ years I’ve been homeschooling, we’ve had just about every kind of homeschool space. We’ve homeschooled at the kitchen table, on the couch, on the floor, in the playroom, in the family room, and in a…

Teach Your Teen Writing
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Teach Your Teen Writing

Homeschooling middle and high school doesn’t need to be scary! If you ask me, it’s actually really fun. :) But you don’t need to feel guilty for outsourcing some of it. There are many resources, online programs, and…