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
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
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!
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
Miss Rumphius is a favorite story of mine. I have always loved the book. When I was planning my co-op class I knew that I was going to teach Miss Rumphius. So when that day came I was so excited. I only have 30 minutes for 2 age groups to teach. Ages 7 and under and … Continue reading Lesson: Miss Rumphius
One of my readers nominated me for the Best Educational Blog Award. I like this award because it is set up so anyone can use it and anyone can nominate blogs they actually read. This is a really good idea for the blog awards that go around! Thank you to my reader, passitonmom who nominated me … Continue reading Best Educational Blog Award
As a homeschooling parent, I hear all the time that homeschooling is very expensive. I understand where that is coming from. The fact is though that homeschooling is not expensive. You could essentially homeschool for free, and yes that includes printing costs. I am going to share 50 ways to homeschool for free. This is a … Continue reading 50 Ways To Homeschool for Free Part 1
If you live in Maine then you know (or should know) that a great American hero's anniversary is coming up at the end of June. It will have been 25 years since MSG Gary Gordon died for our country. He left behind children, parents, and family. His hometown has been working hard to honor this … Continue reading Children and American Pride
I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award and I am beyond honored and so excited!
I am a stay at home mother but I have always worked. Some may call that a work at home mother (WAHM) but I never really see it as that. First and foremost, I am a stay at home mum. I homeschool my 4 kids, I volunteer, I help organize a local homeschool co-op, I … Continue reading 10 Careers for At Home Mums