Seeing the pride and joy in your child's face? Priceless

Yesterday I cracked open E.D. Hirsch's Dictionary of Cultural Literacy and started looking for entries about things we've covered so far in our explorations....more

Because it's never too early to be helpful

I've always been of the view that children should be made to help their parents, even if at first the "help" isn't quite as helpful as all that (it's a good workout for Mom's lack of patience, to boot). I have a very busy life, homeschooling three kids, working from home (writing, plus producing movies with my husband - kids learn how to behave on a set real quick around here, I tell you), with a house in the city and a cottage on a little island that both require a lot of work and are nowhere near finished....more

I know it's only July but, soon you will need this!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015Free Back to School Printable I know it is tough to think about but, the ole clock says mid July.  School will be back in session real soon.  Since we can't fight it, let's prepare for it and maybe, relief some s...more

Homeschool Planner Review: Homeschool Planet

Today’s review is for a homeschool-specific online planner. The planner comes from the Homeschool Buyers co-op, which we have been a part of for years and love; it is called Homeschool Planet. While I was dreading learning a new program for organizing, this planner is built for people like me....more

Why I Am Choosing to Homeschool

When people find out that we plan to homeschool, the first question is "Why?". The majority of the time the question comes from people who have never had experience with home education or consider homeschool to be something that strange and isolated families choose (which my family and I are far from--or are we?). ...more

Washi Tape Flower Fairies

Earlier this year, I finally succumbed to lure of washi tape. While I have had issues with actually using my washi tape, because it is so pretty, so I feel upset that if I use it, then I won't have it anymore, Sola has h...more

27 Resources To Help You Plan Waldorf Main Lesson Blocks

Main lesson blocks are unique to Waldorf education. All academic subjects, except for foreign language, are taught during Waldorf main lesson blocks....more

CursiveLogic: A Handwriting Curriculum Review

We have been using a new program, the CursiveLogic Workbook by CursiveLogic, to teach my 3rd grader to write cursive. Today, my review is going to cover how we have used the book, and our thoughts on the method of learning....more

My Love and Hate with Homeschooling

I am so thankful to have a choice in how my children are educated. At times, the choices can be overwhelming too. I've had both good and bad experiences with public school, private school, charter school, and home school. For now, let's talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of homeschooling your brood. ...more

A Dandelion Clock