How to Teach Your Child to Think Like an Innovator

How to Teach Your Child to Think Like an Innovator

It has been said that innovation is the key to success. However, creativity is often confused with innovation. As homeschool parents, we focus much of our attention on fostering creativity within our children. In doing so, it is possible to neglect the other part of the equation: the execution of that creative idea. The dividing line between being creative and being an innovator is being able to convert a unique idea into a successful endeavor. The Benefits of STEM STEM has become the new buzz word in the world of education. This acronym stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Not only are these subjects very interesting and a lot of fun for kids to explore, but there are so … Read more

5 Good Reasons to Study Shakespeare in Your Homeschool

5 Good Reasons to Study Shakespeare in Your Homeschool

I know. I hear you! You are trying to grasp just why, when you will have to eventually teach advanced mathematics, why you should bother to teach Shakespeare. After all, what can Shakespeare teach us today? You might also struggle with the thought of teaching an archaic language. Forsooth! You’re trying hard enough to do all.the.things Charlotte Mason style, why bother (pull my hair out over) teaching Shakespeare? Here are 5 good reasons to teach Shakespeare in your homeschool. 1. Shakespeare, Bard of the Bible Shakespeare exemplifies the pinnacle of the poetic and dramatic language of his day. His work provides a type of non-religious framework for understanding the imagery, grammar, and vocabulary of the King James Version of the … Read more

Start Your Homeschool Year with the RIGHT Focus

Start Your Homeschool Year with the Right Focus + a Giveaway

I don’t know where summer went. My calendar tells me that it is August and I am mentally still stuck in June. How can we as homeschool moms get our focus aligned with our priorities to make sure we begin the new homeschool year on the right track?  I have a few tips for you that are guaranteed to help you get started. Brain Dump Think of this as a therapeutic exercise. It is a way to get all that is cluttering your mind out of your brain and onto paper. This will help you focus and prioritize rather than worry and run the risk of forgetting something important. Don’t worry about this needing to be neat or in order … Read more

Back to School with a NEW Scripture Memory Pack for Students

Back to School with a NEW Scripture Memory Pack for Students

It is that time of year, Back to School season is in full bloom. You may be enjoying the delightful smell of new curriculum lining your bookshelves. You may still be up to your elbows in planning your school year. Whether you are a planner or a procrastinator, this time of year has a certain type of energy that excites a homeschool mom. The one thing most Christians have in common when approaching the new school year is the renewed intention and conviction to steep our homeschools in God’s Word. An education rich in quality and purpose is void of any meaning without a foundation built on the Word of God – the only source of real truth. We have … Read more

The Homeschool Morning Board

  The Homeschool Morning Board In my homeschool we have been using the Homeschool Morning Board for a few years. I came up with this simple idea one afternoon as I was cleaning up the school supplies and found boxes of neglected flash cards. As a Charlotte Mason inspired homeschooler, I already displayed images of works of art. Fusing the idea of displaying images and making good use of my neglected flash cards I came up with the Morning Board. I happened to have the frame, so that day I attached the cards and it began. The kids had a great time going over the cards each morning. We even made a little friendly (or not so friendly at times) … Read more

A Homeschool Schedule for Your Unique Family

Homeschool Schedule that Fits Your Family It’s more than okay that your homeschool schedule does not follow the crowd. You didn’t homeschool because you were a crowd follower. You didn’t homeschool because you enjoy the restraints of arbitrary rules. So why are you struggling with a homeschool schedule that is a carbon copy of the school system or your cousin’s wife’s niece’s neighbor who has been homeschooling for half a decade? Perhaps you have read about different types of schedules and you are trying to fit into the mold it outlines. Let’s get real, if you are struggling to squish your family into a schedule then perhaps your schedule needs a facelift. Breaking the Chains and Finding Freedom in Your … Read more