• 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…

  • Nature Study Resources - A Butterfly is Patient
    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…

  • Free Printable Homeschool un-Planner Monthly Sheets
    free printables,  homeschool planning,  real homeschool stories,  un-planner

    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.  …