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

Help Your Homeschooler Overcome Fear and Make Friends

Help Your Homeschooler Overcome Fear and Make Friends

“A man that hath friends, must shew himself friendly.” Proverbs 18:24a (KJV) When I was a little girl, my Granny would tell me that verse. I wasn’t particularly in want of friends, that came naturally to me. And for years, I thought that was the entire verse. It took my coming to Christ to completely grasp the wisdom of her words, and to learn the entire verse. It wasn’t long before I found myself repeating that verse to my own kids. All of it. Loneliness in the Family You can have an entire gaggle of kids and still have a lonely little one in the bunch. As moms, we want to wrap our lonely little one up or spend extra … Read more

ABC Craft

Index Card Craft: ABC Book

Supplies: A-Z Card Guides for index cards Set if index cards Markers Hole punch Book rings ABC Stickers Instructions: Punch holes in the top corner of your A-Z cards. Use the first A guide card as your cover page. Decorate it as you wish. You may want an ABC book in a particular theme such as animals or a general book. Use the index cards as your pages. Decorate your pages to match your theme, if you chose one. You may use stickers for the letters or image, have your child draw the images and write the letters, or cut out images or letters from magazines or newspapers. Punch holes in the top corner of your index card pages as … Read more

The Most Comprehensive, Teacher Friendly, All-In-One Reading Program on the Homeschool Market

The Most Comprehensive, Teacher Friendly, All-In-One Reading Program on the Homeschool Market

I have tried A LOT of name brand reading programs for my children. One was way too intense for my child. Another felt more like a supplement than a real curriculum. There was one that bored us both so badly I had to get rid of it. There were many more that we tried and they all felt like they were missing something. Teaching your child to read can be a really enjoyable experience, but it is not without its challenges. My biggest challenge has been my dyslexic daughter, but without her I would never have found the reading program that both met and exceeded all of my expectations. Logic of English‘s Foundations and Essentials programs are now a staple … Read more

You are NOT Qualified to Homeschool

Are You Qualified to Homeschool? “What qualifies you to homeschool?” Have you ever been asked that? Have you asked yourself that question? We live in a world where the education of our children is routinely handed off to a system. The thought is that a system made up of standardized tests and teachers is best able to educate children. Anytime someone deviates from the accepted norm the result is backlash. Family, friends, and professionals in education challenge homeschool moms to prove they are able to handle a child’s entire education. Can you handle holding your child’s entire education in your hands? Well, the truth is that you already do. Whether you decide to send your child to school or homeschool … Read more