• Homeschool Mini Planner - includes monthly planning sheets, weekly record sheets, unit study planner sheets and book lists sheets! Perfect for eclectic and minimal homeschoolers
    homeschool planning,  homeschooling as a lifestyle,  methods & philosophies,  minimalist homeschooling,  real homeschool stories,  relaxed homeschooling,  resources

    The Intentional Homeschooling Mini Planner

    Today I’m excited to share something with you that I have been thinking about for quite some time: a homeschool mini planner! I am a planner girl through and through but traditional planners and most homeschool planners don’t work with our relaxed/minimal/homeschooling as a lifestyle ways. I like to have a little bit of planning but also a fair bit of just documenting what we did. I also knew I wanted there to be prompts for different areas of our homeschool because sometimes I forget how much the kids are learning as we go about our daily lives. Enter the Intentional Homeschooling Mini Planner:     I am super excited…

  • 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…

  • charlotte mason,  homeschool planning,  methods & philosophies

    What is the Charlotte Mason method? And Why We are Switching to it

    I know many of you have already started your homeschool year. Here where we live the school system doesn’t start back until the day after Labor Day and while we usually start our homeschool year earlier this year we are delaying until at least the Wednesday after Labor Day. A large part of this delay is the fact that we (I) recently decided to switch things up and we will be following the Charlotte Mason method this year. Our previous method I dubbed Homeschooling as a Lifestyle and while I still really love this method there are a few different things that have us switching to Charlotte Mason this year. I…

  • Charlotte Mason elementary homeschool resources we are using in our homeschool year
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    Resources We Are Using in Our Charlotte Mason Elementary Homeschool

    If you have been following me on Instagram either on my personal Instagram or over on the Intentional Homeschooling account you probably already know that we are switching over to a more Charlotte Mason approach this year. I’ve always loved the idea of the Charlotte Mason method because I’m a big believer in a lot of her ideas, especially living books, but I’ve always gotten a little overwhelmed when trying to plan out our year. Thankfully this year I dug in and did a ton of research and planned a CM year that I am really excited about! I will be sharing our full plans for kindergarten and grade three…

  • Free Printable Homeschool un-Planner Monthly Sheets
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    The Homeschool un-Planner – Free Printable Monthly Record Sheets

    I remember at the beginning of every school year in middle school and high school vowing to make that the year that I kept my binder and notes much more organized. That generally lasted about a month and by the time Christmas came my binder was a complete disorganized mess. Was I the only that went through this? This year I find myself making this same promise to myself as a homeschooling parent. Though the problem is not that my notes have gotten disorganized, it’s that I stopped taking any! And we’ve been doing some pretty neat stuff, so I want to make sure I keep track of it.  …