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

  • Why we quit using the Charlotte Mason method and what we are doing instead
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    Why We Quit Using the Charlotte Mason Method

    If you have been following around here for a little while you may know that we (well, I) decided to give the Charlotte Mason method a try for this school year. I love the Charlotte Mason method, I love all the photos I see and really agree with most of the method. But I am just unable to follow it. Seriously, we maybe did one month of a revised version of the method before it just simply fell apart.     The truth is, I’m more of an organic homeschooler and we all do better when we view homeschooling as a lifestyle, not something we “do”. My goals for homeschooling…

  • Tips for Working at Home - while also being a homeschooling mother
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    Tips for Work at Home Homeschooling Moms

    I’ve been surprised in the years that we’ve been homeschooling to find out just how many homeschooling moms also homeschool. The majority of them work from home but some of them even manage to work outside the home! There are a variety of reasons mother’s homeschool and work, for some they really aren’t given any other option and others make the choice. For me working at home has been a choice I’ve made. Originally, back before we even had kids I told Jared that after the one year maternity leave we get here in Canada I would want to go back to work. Sometimes I feel like I blindsided him…

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    A Homeschool Day in the Life – Kindergarten and Grade Three

    I love getting a little peek into the lives of other homeschoolers and today I thought I would give you a little peek into our homeschool! I mentioned last week in our homeschool cart tour that I have plan on doing a few more videos this year, and a day in the life of our homeschool was the most requested video. It took us a few weeks to get into our homeschool groove this year, as is the case every year, but we are into a really good rhythm right now. So, one day last week I captured the majority of our homeschool day on video. Unfortunately for the video…

  • A Homeschool Interview - a peek into the lives of a homeschooling family
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    A Homeschool Interview – Jessie

    Welcome back to my homeschool interview series! Jessie was the first one to fill out my interview questions so hers is the first interview I’m going to share (mine the one where I interviewed myself, but I don’t know if that legitimately counts . . .). I hope you enjoy getting a little peek into the lives of another homeschooling family. If you would like to be featured in an upcoming interview you can fill out your answers to the questions here!   TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY. My husband and I have been married for ten years and we have three little adventurers- Sonic is…