Category: homeschool

  • Unit Studies

    Unit Studies

    When we started homeschooling more than a decade ago, I focused much of our curriculum and learning based off of unit studies. I’ve mentioned this in previous posts, my kids thrive on hands-on activities as well as experiences. With that, I would try to base each unit around what we had access to (museums, learning…

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  • Summer Schooling

    Summer Schooling

    We homeschool year round. Now, this doesn’t exactly mean we keep the same momentum or schedule once the hot Summer months hit. What works for us is a more self-led, self-paced system. We still have a lot of fun in the sun with splash pads, pool and lake days to cool off, but we also…

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  • A Day in The Life of a Homeschooler

    A Day in The Life of a Homeschooler

    There have been many people with reoccurring questions when it comes to homeschooling aimed at those of us who are considered “veterans” of the trade, haha. Some questions include, “what curriculum do you use?”… “what’s your daily schedule like?”… “how do I know my child is on track?” This blog post serves merely as an…

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  • Gameschooling


    Are you stuck in a rut, or just need to shake things up with your homeschool routine? Ever tried to incorporate gameschooling? Gameschooling, what in the world is that? Well, it is a popular choice for many homeschoolers for the simple reason that it encourages learning, sometimes without the kids even knowing! Gameschooling is the…

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  • Websites we love

    Websites we love

    There is currently an abundance of learning resources, which is amazing, yet for some it can be daunting knowing what to pick to use in your daily homeschool. I’ll break down what websites we refer to or use for lessons and why to hopefully give you a clearer picture in your decision making process. Daily,…

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  • Historical Literature

    Historical Literature

    Fiction is well loved in this house, giggly tales and humorous stories are eaten up. Silly stories are well and good, but I also want to incorporate some factual information in our literature and possibly historical moments in time we can learn from. Biographies like the Who Was? Series are great for younger learners and…

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  • ELA – English Language Arts

    ELA – English Language Arts

    Reading is a biggie in our homeschool routine. Even my previously “reluctant reader” has become a shining star when it comes to literacy. It didn’t just happen overnight, but once I was able to understand his learning / reading style and tap into his interests, he went from being behind to being multiple grades ahead…

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  • Life Skills 101

    Life Skills 101

    I refuse to send my children out into the world without basic knowledge of a few key life skills. Cooking, cleaning, budgeting, laundry… These are all things that are pretty vital to being a productive, self-reliant adult, in my humble opinion. There are also a few other things that are nice to have a knowledge…

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  • Hands-on History

    Hands-on History

    My kids are all very tactile and visual learners. Sitting in a desk or at a table all day in a book just doesn’t work for them, so I try to incorporate as many hands-on projects or educational videos and experiences that I can. We try to do History units sectioned into time periods or…

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  • STEM


    I’ll be honest, the biggest fear I had years ago when I started homeschooling my kids was “how on earth am I going to teach Science?” I had no idea what to do, or how to even start. I had visions of crazy flames and graduated cylinders in my head. And Math? It has never…

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