• Homeschool Myth: Homeschoolers are Socially Awkward - tackling the issue of homeschooling and socialization
    homeschool myths,  real homeschool stories

    Homeschooled Kids Are Socially Awkward – Homeschool Myth #2

    Last week I shared the first homeschool myth and while that is the one people (non-homeschoolers) mention to me the most, this one is probably the hottest topic in regards to homeschool myths. Today’s myth is on the topic of socialization.     Generally when I’ve had people ask me about this they usually say something to the effect of:   “But aren’t you worried about socialization?”   My regret is that I have not asked these people to clarify what they mean by socialization. Though I think they are getting at the fact that they think that homeschool kids won’t be able to function in social settings, especially ones…

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

    Homeschool Resources from the Dollar Store

    I’m a really big fan of all the various dollar stores. I mean, you do have to watch your prices because some things are more expensive there but I love finding things that I know would be way more expensive in a different store but I found for a good price at a dollar store. I just bought some great things this past weekend and wanted to show a little dollar store homeschool resource haul and also share some of our most used dollar store items in our homeschool.     Our Favorite Homeschool Resources from the Dollar Store     This book series looked too awesome to leave behind.…

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

    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume Two

    I’m back for another review of our homeschool week! I had a lot of fun sharing the first one last week, it was a good process for me now and I think it will be really nice to look back on at the end of the school year. Out of all the homeschool methods out there we really are in our own category. There are parts where I feel like we are unschoolers but we do try to do some intentional stuff a few days a week that would help us fall into a different category. How I described it awhile ago was Homeschooling as a Lifestyle and I think…

  • Free Owl Unit Study Resources
    homeschool myths,  real homeschool stories

    You Need to Have Extra Patience to Homeschool – Homeschool Myth #1

    Having my kids out and about during the school day often brings out a lot of questions. When people find out that we homeschool about 75% of them say something to the effect that they would never have enough patience to homeschool. I’ve been thinking a lot about that comment over the last number of years and thought it would make the first homeschool myth I want to bust.     You Need to Have Extra Patience to Homeschool – Homeschool Myth #1   Can I just start things out by saying that I have no more patience than the average parent (I honestly probably have less patience than 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 One

    Way back when I started this blog I used to do a monthly review of our homeschool and I kind of want to bring that idea back. Over on my personal blog I just started doing weekly reviews and I want to do the same thing here homeschool style. Because we don’t follow a particular homeschool method and are a bit more on the unschooly side no week (or day!) looks the same. Since we added a toddler and a preschooler into our home* just over two weeks ago things really don’t look the same! *Added to our home via foster care, if you are curious you can read more…

  • history,  lesson in a post

    Guy Fawkes Day Resources

    Tomorrow, November 5th, is Guy Fawkes Day (also known as Bonfire Night and Gunpowder Treason Day). It is a remembrance of when Guy Fawkes was caught with 36 barrels of gunpowder under parliament in London. He was a part of a group of men who intended to blow up the king and other members of parliament. I was introduced to Guy Fawkes and the day when I was an au pair in England back when I was 18 (a lifetime ago) and I spent that evening watching fireworks and bonfires. Today I thought I would give my kids a little history of the day and tomorrow (the actual day) we…