Here’s Why Reading To Your Kids is Important

As parents, we’ve all heard that we should read to our kids. The reasons range from “bonding” to the idea that reading to kids “teaches them how to read.” While children do look forward to that time cuddled up with mom while she reads a good book, it doesn’t always equate to children learning how […]

Structured Homeschoolers Outperform Unschoolers

Unschooling seems to be all the rage these days. But is it truly the best option for homeschoolers? There are so many home educators promoting unschooling – many with a rather large following – that it’s easy to believe that unschoolers are the majority. While I understand that it might work for them and their […]

Homeschooling The Fall – Our Favorite Study Units, Crafts, Food, Science and More

Homeschooling in the Fall is one of my favorite seasons. There’s apples, pumpkins and harvest, mushrooms and nuts, leaves and hurricanes, owls and halloween. Let’s not forget the exciting experiments like blowing up pumpkins, apple pie, hay rides and many other activities that makes it a favorite for the kids. HOW TO USE THIS FALL […]

The Ultimate List of Best-Selling Homeschooling Books & Guides By Home Educating Parents

Homeschooling is one of those decisions that you debate with yourself about, doubt your abilities and even decide against it when you fear you’ll let your kids down. The resources we have listed below (in no particular order) are books that encourage, inspire and uplift experienced, new and those considering homeschooling their children. 

Planning Your Homeschool Curriculum (Curriculum Reviews) Updated Often

Planning your homeschool curriculum is probably the most stressful part of homeschooling for most parents. If that’s you – you’re not alone. There are SO many options, it’s easy to find yourself a little overwhelmed. When you combine the fact that you might be teaching multiple children at multiple ages/levels, it’s easy to see why. […]

Launching Your Homeschool – A Guide To Educating At Home

I want to preface this post by asking you a question…. Who loves your children most in the whole world? The answer is undoubtedly that YOU do. Right? I have no doubt in my mind that you’re here researching because you want to do what you feel is best for your child(ren). That right there […]

7 Summer Homeschool Study Unit Ideas

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links, which means I make a commission if you purchase. This is at no additional cost to you. If you’re like us, squeezing study units into Summer can be a bit of a challenge. Thankfully, there are some amazing designers out there that have really stepped up to provide […]

Teeth Counting 1-10 Preschool Printable

It’s National Tooth Month!! I know, I know. I didn’t know it was a thing either. But, since it is, we had to come up with a printable for the kiddos out there who love counting teeth. This started with a hand drawn tooth that is just for our teeth printables, so you get this […]

How to Make An Apple Volcano

This is most easy peasy apple volcano you’re ever going to make – and – it’s fun for all ages. Our kiddos ranged from 2 to 14 and every one of them had a blast. All puns intended. You’ll need: Apples – the bigger the better Baking Soda Vinegar Food Coloring (Optional) Apple Corer or […]

Apple Study Unit with Johnny Appleseed, Pie, Counting, Weighing, Sweet vs Sour, Browning, Volcano & Stamping

Yes, it’s a lot. Yes, it is a LOT of fun! If you’re looking for a great Apple Study Unit, here it is! Our group session included several teens all the way down to toddlers and everyone had a blast. We dove right in and made a day of it. We started with a read […]

Letter D Unit Study for Preschoolers

Are you ready to jump in to the letter D? This week we are going to learn the letter D by playing, painting and play doughing our way through it – it’s going to be SO fun!! Ready to get started? Here we go… Side note: Every kiddo is ready on their own time, the […]

Barn Owl Pellet (Poop) Dissection Study Unit

Barn Owls are notoriously adorable. They are also super effective at keeping rodents and other pests under control. With a mix of homeschooling teens all way down to four years old, our group lessons look more like science and art had a baby. Mostly hands on, sometimes disgusting. What better way to learn about barn […]

The One Book Every New Homeschooling Parent Should Read

If you’ve been wondering if this homeschool thing is for you – I would invite you to read the ONE BOOK I honestly believe all parents should read to get into the right mindset about this journey. And that’s what it is – this is a JOURNEY, not a destination. The Call of the Wild […]

To The Mama’s Who Have No Idea What to Do About School

First, I just have to say, I am 100% sure you’re not alone. Not 99%. Not 67%. I am 100% sure that there is a mama in your state, your town, even on your road that is exactly right where you are right now. This year has been insane for our kids – and for […]

The Best Printable Solar System / Planets Homeschool Curriculum

We fell in love with this solar system bundle that we found on Etsy. There’s SO MUCH amazing curriculum being published right now with thousands of parents choosing to homeschool. This set by Steph Hathaway Designs caught our attention because of the detail, but once we purchased it, we were even more amazed at what […]

The Best Subscription Boxes for Kids in 2020

Looking to supplement your kiddos school this year with a monthly subscription box? We’ve rounded up the boxes that add the most value to your kiddos education or exploration while making it fun and exciting. There’s a box for every kid. We’ve rounded up everything from cooking subscription boxes for kids, travel subscription boxes and […]

How to Homeschool or Help Kids Learn Virtually While Working Full-Time

In March, many parents were thrust into a form of learning from home when kids were all but kicked out of school due to the pandemic. With more than 60% of American households having dual incomes, this presented a problem. While more than 40 million Americans lost their jobs – this was not the case […]

11 Tools that Make Homeschooling Easier

New to homeschooling this year? If so, welcome aboard. So many parents have taken the leap to home educate their kiddos this year, for obvious reasons. The first thing you should know about homeschooling is – YOU’VE GOT THIS! There’s no better place for kiddos to learn than in an environment where they are free […]