• Lessons Learned From Veteran Homeschoolers
    real homeschool stories

    Lessons Gleaned Sitting at the Feet of Veteran Homeschoolers

    Last week I had the opportunity to get together with a number of other homeschooling moms. What I didn’t realize going into it was how much wisdom I would come away with. For the most part my in-person homeschooling community consists of families that are in the same general stage we are currently in. Some are a couple years ahead and some a couple years behind. What I realized after last week was that I’ve never really talked to a true veteran homeschooler. And wow, there is something so awesome about it. While most days I feel fairly confident in how we homeschool our kids it felt nice to hear…

  • For the Mama Who Thinks She Couldn't Homeschool *Insert Subject Here*
    real homeschool stories,  science

    For the Mama Who Thinks She Could Never Homeschool Because She Can’t Teach *Insert Subject Here*

    When we made the official decision to homeschool I felt fairly confident about my ability to teach every subject except science (well, I was a little leery about math too, but I already covered that). While science wasn’t necessarily a subject I struggled with in school it was definitely a subject I wasn’t very interested in. I had thought that my husband, who enjoyed science so much more than I, would take over the teaching of that subject, and while he does some sciencey stuff with the kids, the truth is, he has a full time job and doesn’t always have as much time to do the fun experiments with…

  • 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…

  • Relaxed and Minimal Homeschool
    homeschooling as a lifestyle,  real homeschool stories,  relaxed homeschooling

    Math at the Swimming Pool and Our Homeschool Lately

    Back when I started this homeschool blog I used it more to share peeks inside of our homeschool journey and it’s been awhile since I’ve done that so here we are: here’s a little peek into our homeschool lately.   THE DREADED WINTER I first need to admit that this has been a hard winter personally for myself which definitely affects our homeschool. I really want to do some themed studies soon but this winter has felt like survival through the cold was as much as I could muster. Now that things are warming up here on the Canadian prairies I am getting excited to get outside and start getting…

  • The Homeschool Uncertainity Principle - trusting God through the homeschool process
    real homeschool stories

    The Homeschool Uncertainity Principle

    I am really excited to share a guest post with you today. This post was written by Angela Dicken who I have had the pleasure of following on Instagram for quite some time now. This is a post that speaks to my heart and I know it will hit home to a lot of my fellow homeschooling mamas. Enjoy!     I was in junior high before I realized college was optional. The way college was talked about in my family was as if it was the 13th grade and as mandatory as high school. Higher education is a higher priority. Now, I’m homeschooling my kids and taking the responsibility…

  • Favorite Free Homeschool Resources
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    15 of Our Favorite (and free!) Homeschool Resources

    Since we’ve gotten back into our groove of homeschooling without a curriculum again I’ve come to realize how many free resources we use in our day. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love buying materials for our homeschool (can someone say all. the. books.??), but because we like to study a wide variety of subjects and topics it’s nice to have a good stream of free resources to pull from as well.     I recently took the time to sit and write out our favorite free homeschool resources and was surprised to find the list getting longer and longer and I’m sure some more will come to my mind…