• How to Teach Kids to Read and Tips for Kids Who Are Struggling Readers
    homeschool basics,  language arts,  reading

    HOW TO TEACH KIDS TO READ & tips for struggling readers

    I’ve been asked many times how to teach kids to read, especially since I shared how we teach language arts without a curriculum and I finally got around to making a video about it. I didn’t want to just leave it at how I taught my kids to read, I also wanted to share some tips for helping kids who are struggling readers or are taking longer to learn to read. I taught each of my kids the same way and one caught on quicker than the other. That being said, there have been a few things we’ve done with our struggling reader that have drastically improved his reading ability.…

  • Having Confidence in Your Homeschool: busting the "do it all" myth and advice from homeschool moms
    homeschool basics,  homeschool myths,  real homeschool stories

    Having Confidence in Your Homeschool: busting the “do it all” myth and advice from homeschool moms

    If you love the idea of homeschooling but lack the confidence, this video is for you! I am sharing some great tips and advice from other homeschool moms, we’re busting the myth of having to “do it all” and sharing what really matters when it comes to homeschooling.       You can check out the Instagram post where this conversation took place here. From there you can also go check out the ladies who shared some great advice! Curious about homeschool methods? Here’s a post with the five most common homeschool methods.

  • How do You Start Homeschooling? How to Homeschool Legally and Find a Method and Homeschool Style that Works for Your Family
    homeschool basics,  methods & philosophies,  real homeschool stories

    How to Start Homeschooling: homeschool legally and find a method that works for your family

    You have decided you want to homeschool but how do you actually start homeschooling? How do you make sure you are homeschooling legally as well as how do you really educate your children? I will be tackling those two questions today. If you have been homeschooling for years but feel like you are stuck in a rut you may still benefit from this video as I give some tips and tricks on how to find a method that works for your personality and your family.       WATCH NEXT Homeschool Q & A – With My Husband! Homeschool Bookshelf & Cabinet Tour – Sharing Some of Our Favorite Homeschool Resources…

  • Favorite Free Homeschool Resources
    homeschool basics,  homeschool planning

    Where to Start When You Want to Homeschool

    I get a lot of questions about how to start homeschooling, or what a person should do when they have decided to homeschool and I wanted to have a good reference post to be able to send people to: hence this post! If you are contemplating homeschooling or at the beginning of your journey I hope this post can be helpful! If you still have questions after reading this post I would love for you to contact me and I will do my best to try to answer your questions.     WHERE TO START WHEN YOU DECIDE TO HOMESCHOOL   #1 FIGURE OUT THE LEGAL SIDE I’m not really…

  • A quick summary of 5 of the most popular homeschool methods to help you decide which one might be best for your family.
    homeschool basics,  methods & philosophies

    A Summary of 5 Homeschooling Methods

    If are around homeschoolers long enough you’ll start hearing terms like classical education, Charlotte Mason and unschooling thrown around and if you are new to the idea of homeschooling all these different methods and what they mean can get confusing. I wanted to take what I see to be the 5 most popular homeschooling methods and break them down to give a quick view of the main points to hopefully help steer you in the direction you feel best fit for your family. Once you have an idea of which ones would (or wouldn’t) work for your family it’s easier to do some deeper research and find if it’s truly…