August is looming. The summer is hot and we are wondering how much longer must we suffer. Ok, maybe it is just me who is wondering that. I hate summer :p. Nonetheless, we cannot deny that the new school year is coming. It is looming. It will be here. Whether you are a homeschooler, … Continue reading ABC’s of Starting the New School Year
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
I'm a cheap mum. Anytime I have to spend any money it is the end of the world. That can make just living normally frustrating for those around me. I'm a frugal gal and I'm really good at it. I'll have to admit though, one of my most favorite things about homeschooling is shopping! You've … Continue reading 5 Homeschool Things Worth Paying For
1 Year of ABCmouse for $45! That is 62% Off! This is an awesome sale! The ABC Mouse program has been beyond vital for my family and our homeschooling journey. My public school going family members have also had amazing success with the ABC Mouse Program. The $45 Sale will run from March 28th - … Continue reading ABCmouse Spring $45 Sale!
My daughter is off to her first TeenPact event next week and I cannot believe it! We are so excited and a little bit nervous. We will be attending Maine's one-day TeenPact class in Augusta for ages 8-12. If you do not know what TeenPact you can learn about it here: https://teenpact.com TeenPact is designed … Continue reading TeenPact Study Guide
10 Things Homeschool Mums Want School Mums to Know There seems to be a misconception that homeschool mums and schooling mums are somehow different. Like somehow we were born homeschool mums and there is a huge biological difference between homeschool and schooling mums. Guess what? We are not separate subspecies. Alas, we are not and … Continue reading 10 Things Homeschool Mums Want School Mums to Know
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
Thank you to the wonderful internet world for enjoying my 50 Ways To Homeschool for Free Part 1. The feedback and support were so wonderful. Today I am grateful to say, after 4 hours of editing and staring at a computer screen I have finished part two. That makes it a total of 100 ways for … Continue reading 50 More Ways to Homeschool for Free!
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