Free Books to Enjoy While you are Cooped Up

Homeschoolers and parents who are new to homeschooling are all in the same boat. We are stuck at home educating our own children. Some are new to this, others are not. Some are trying to copy 6-8 hours of schooling for just a few kids, and some are seeing that that may not be needed … Continue reading Free Books to Enjoy While you are Cooped Up

10 Online Services and Subscription Boxes That Will Save You Time and Sanity

So I am online surfing and shopping during these crazy times. Lord of the Rings is always playing in my home. I'll be on my own for a while! We may be a homeschooling family but we leave our home every day. This is all weird and all new territory for us! So what better … Continue reading 10 Online Services and Subscription Boxes That Will Save You Time and Sanity

2020s 50 Top Free Education Resources

It has been an INSANE year and it is only March! With the rise in homeschooling, the controversy in my state with LD 798, the coronavirus, schools shutting down, teachers struggling, and normal reasons why more education resources are needed; I decided to sit down today and create a list of the top 50 FREE … Continue reading 2020s 50 Top Free Education Resources

New Book: You are Wondrous

'A beautiful work of art, both in poetry and artwork, from the deepest corners of a mother’s heart." -Kat Caldwell author of An Audience with the King and Push a Pencil (Maine, February 29 2020) Ashley Elizabeth Mitchell has released a new children's book, 'You are Wondrous' now available for purchase from most online stores. 'You … Continue reading New Book: You are Wondrous

10 Reasons Why it’s OK to Click ‘Unfriend’

Social Media. These 2 words put together are more loaded than they should be, yet, here we are. I struggle with social media. It is necessary when you are a writer, it is helpful when you have family spread out, and it really is the best way for me to see all the funny The … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why it’s OK to Click ‘Unfriend’

10 Reasons to Try Homeschooling Before School Starts

I hear a lot of excuses for why people do not homeschool. Those excuses are always followed simply by me telling someone I homeschool. While I am not judging you for sending your kids to a traditional school and while I could care less for your reasons why you do not homeschool (see 10 Things Homeschool … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Try Homeschooling Before School Starts

10 Ways to Organize Your Homeschool Supplies

Oh My Goodness!!!! How do you have a large family, homeschool, and stay organized?! It is a challenge, and trust me I fail, but here are a few things that make a big difference. 1. Farmhouse Wire Tiered Stand 23.00 Not just for fruit anymore. We have markers, crayons, pencils, etc. A mini writing and … Continue reading 10 Ways to Organize Your Homeschool Supplies

10 Ways to Celebrate Not-Back-To School!

Schoolers get all the fun right? WRONG! We get all the fun! Even though we do not get to take those depressing looking pictures of the parents celebrating their children leaving for school, we can still do our own thing to celebrate the traditional start of the school year. We homeschool year round, so my … Continue reading 10 Ways to Celebrate Not-Back-To School!

Creating a Homeschool Portfolio for my 6 Year Old

Homeschooling in Maine is pretty easy. The stressful part is the portfolio review, well making the portfolio. The actual review is simple. In Maine, you do not have to notify anyone that you are homeschooling until age 7 and you should wait to notify until then. It is always good though to get into the … Continue reading Creating a Homeschool Portfolio for my 6 Year Old