• Homeschool Q & A - what about socialization, unschooling, following a curriculum and more!
    real homeschool stories

    Homeschool Q & A – With My Husband!

    I get lots of questions about homeschooling and I decided to bring Jared in for a Q & A video because homeschooling does not fall completely on my shoulders, it’s something we do as we live life together as a family. In the video we are tackling these: how is unschooling going? what if your husband isn’t on board with homeschooling? what is your favorite part of homeschooling? how do you make sure you are following your local curriculum? how do we manage with extra curricular activities? how to we make individual Bible reading part of kids’ day? how do we homeschool while adjusting to a new foster care placement?…

  • Our Favorite Picture Books
    book lists,  elementary,  picture books

    Our Favorite Picture Books – Part One

    I was inspired by Julie from The Kreke Family on YouTube to do a video sharing our favorite picture books since she has been sharing videos all this month in response to the homeschool challenge I have been hosting over on Instagram. As I went through the house and grabbed our favorites I realized we really don’t own that many of our favorite picture books, so this is going to be part one and in the future, when we can have access to the library again, I will do a part two and maybe three, four and five as well! I have done tons of picture book lists on the…

  • A Tour Inside Our Homeschool Cupboards and the Resources We Love the Most
    resources

    Our Homeschool Cabinet Tour & The Resources We Love the Most

    Welcome to a tour of our homeschool cabinet and resources! I have tried to link our favorite resources for you here. If there are any other homeschool specific videos you would like to see in the future, let me know. Also, I would love to hear what some of your favorite homeschool resources are, leave me a comment and let me know!       OTHER LINKS curious about unschooling? I have a free online workshop on the topic. my monthly-ish newsletter homeschool newsletter personal instagram homeschool instagram our foster care timeline subscribe on YouTube  

  • Homeschool Day in the Life - Unschooling
    day in the life,  real homeschool stories

    A Day in the Life of a Homeschool & Foster Mom

    Welcome to a day in my life! I share a bit about our homeschool and foster care journey. If you want to see more videos like this, please let me know!       If you found the video interesting and/or helpful and would like to see more in the future please let me know!   RESOURCES MENTIONED dairy free hot cocoa recipe Lego Gadgets book line a day journal   OTHER LINKS curious about unschooling? I have a free online workshop on the topic. my monthly-ish newsletter homeschool newsletter personal instagram homeschool instagram our foster care timeline subscribe on YouTube

  • Our Homeschool Week in Review - what we did and resources we used with a toddler, preschooler, first grader and fourth grader
    real homeschool stories,  week in review

    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume 9

    This week was a little different for us. We didn’t do much school work on Monday or Tuesday because I was running a bundle sale over at Intentional Bundles and was monitoring my email more than normal. On Friday the big kids went to a homeschool gym time with some friends and while they were gone our social worker called us to say she would be reuniting our foster boys with their birth family and would be picking them up in a few hours to do so. (You can read about our fostering journey on my personal site.)     OUR HOMESCHOOL WEEK IN REVIEW   For reference, here’s the…

  • Our Homeschool Week in Review - what we did and resources we used with a toddler, preschooler, first grader and fourth grader
    real homeschool stories,  week in review

    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume 8

    This week we had a mix of what I would call “school days” and “extra curricular days”.  We had a field trip to a museum one day and went sledding with one morning with a bunch of friends. It was really a perfect balance this week where both my introvert and extrovert got a bit of what they prefer.     OUR HOMESCHOOL WEEK IN REVIEW   For reference, here’s the low down on all the kids: The Daughter – she’s 9 and in grade 4 The Son – he’s 6 and in grade 1 The Preschooler – he’s 3 The Toddler – he’s 2 (The preschooler and toddler came…