Back to School: 8 Homeschool Blogs to Inspire Your Home Classroom

It's mid-August (OMG), and everyone is busy getting ready for back-to-school. Pencils purchased, clothing sale racks cleaned out, and everyone's itching to start a new year—including our homeschooling parents. In addition to making sure they've got all the stuff they need for schooling, they face the additional task of curriculum and, you know, teaching. This group of eight homeschool bloggers prepares to ring the bell. School is about to be in session, y'all. They've got this. ...more
I like Project-based Homeschooling.

Why I'm following Common Core for our Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschooling is a big undertaking and there are a lot of decision that must be made from your teaching method to your curriculum to extracurriculars to enrichment classes.  It’s a lot to think about, contemplate and making big decisions is not something I’m really good at.  I’m constantly thinking about things from every angle and contemplating every possible scenario....more

How Do I Know If I Should Homeschool My Kids?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,My husband really wants me to homeschool our two children, ages six and eight. I am a SAHM so I have the time, but I don't see what's wrong with public schools. He thinks they would benefit academically, and maybe they would, but I worry they'd suffer socially. I also worry that my mental health would suffer, but maybe I'm wrong. Is there any way to know if homeschool is a good fit for us?Signed,Am I Homeschooling Material?...more
Yes, we originally started because of my husband's job at the time our oldest was starting ...more

We're Just not "School" People...

It’s been a long summer.  8 weeks in, we accomplished less than I expected but we did make one major decision.  After three years, three programs and three schools in two countries, we came to a conclusion: we’re just not “school” people....more

Starting Home Schooling! Good or Bad? No Shortage of Opinions!

My name is Marie.  I am a wife and mother of two young boys, Jude (five soon to be six) and Joel (four).  We have two somewhat loveable dogs, Pabst and Pau. We live a very active and somewhat chaotic life of which we chronicle in our a little blog:...more

14 Books On Video for Early Readers

Revisiting my favorite books from when I was a kid might be one of my favorite parts of being a parent. Remembering how much I related to some of the characters when I was a child is like revisiting the past. Watching Pie now find her own connection to those characters is something that will never get old for me. Growing up in the digital age is much different for her than it was for us 80's kids. However, some of the 80's video versions of those books are way better than today's. ...more
dailymomtivity We love using youtube for stories when we're on the road or can't get to our ...more

Early Reading Books - Four Favorite Heart Warming Stories

Way back before Pie was born we started our collection of story books and board books. Some were given to us by our family, others we found while thrift shopping, and even more at local consignment shops. We have a very extensive library at home but that never stops us from visiting our local library for titles we don't own. Some of Pie's favorite stories are pretty heart warming and they might be some of my favorite kinds.  ...more

Quiet Boxes for Kids

 I have 2 kids. 5 and 1/2 years apart in age. Yes, the oldest is very helpful and plays with her baby brother and loves to help Mommy. The bad part is baby brother is little and still needs his naps which means a lot of down time for the 6 year old. Since it summer time and we're home more I knew I had to put something in place to save my sanity while brother naps and keep big sister busy. On Pinterest one night I came across some "quiet boxes" to keep kids busy....more

Early Reading Books - Four Favorite Silly Stories

Reading repetition played a major role in Pie's early reading skills. Reading the same stories may have made us a little crazy, over and over, every night for weeks and sometimes months. We sometimes thought she would never want to read another new thing again. Then she started to pick her own books to read, part of our bedtime routine. Interestingly enough, it was the books she made us read so many many many times. ...more