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
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
Being a mum is hard. Despite the obvious hardships-like child rearing- people don't mention another hardship, drama. Drama can come even when you don't expect it! Sure, I can complain. I try to take all my complaining to my husband but I will admit sometimes it slips out and I always feel bad. I like … Continue reading 10 Bible Verses to Help with Mum Drama
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
I have signed up for the Purposeful Mom 5 Days To A Stronger Devotional Life. On the days I read her e-mails I will be writing what I think, feel, read, etc. This is a great way to encourage all my readers to think about becoming closer to God as well as to build your trust in … Continue reading Day 1 of The Purposeful Mom Stronger Devotional Life Program
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
Homeschooling in Maine is pretty easy. The stressful part is the portfolio review. I am at an advantage because my BFF is a Maine certified teacher so she can do the portfolio review for me. She knows we are at the library daily, we help with and go to co-op, are in scouts, and are … Continue reading Creating a Homeschool Portfolio for my 8/9 Year Old
I'm trying to finish my coffee before I have to scurry around my home like a crazy person to get the kids and myself ready to go to a volunteering event and I decide this is a good time to catch up on my e-mails before my crazy day starts. Is that ever a good … Continue reading You are doing a Great Job!