• Famous Canadians Free Notebooking Pages - great for learning Canadian history
    free printables,  geography,  history,  notebooking,  relaxed notebooking,  resources

    Free Notebooking Pages – Famous Canadians

    One of the things I love about homeschooling is following the interests of my kids. I am really looking forward to the day when they “know what they want to be when they grow up” (or you know, at least an idea. I’m not even sure if I know what I want to be when I grow up) and we can take those interests and run with them. Raeca has been wanting to create some printables/books with me and so the other evening we sat on the couch and did some brainstorming. We both came up with ten ideas and she narrowed it down to her favorite. The next day…

  • Find Your Homeschool Tribe - a free online (off of social media!) encouraging and inspiring homeschool tribe
    real homeschool stories

    Come Join the Intentional Homeschooling Tribe

    Over the last few years of having this blog I have heard from a number of homeschool moms who have been in search of a homeschooling community. Often there are not many homeschoolers around them or there are other homeschoolers but they choose to educate their kids in a different way. I knew I wanted to create an online community for homeschoolers that would be encouraging and inspiring. I wanted it to be online so people who lack in-person community could join and I knew I wanted it to be off of social media because I really didn’t want to spend more time on social media.     It took…

  • Homeschool Snapshots - A look into our favorite resources and daily homeschool life
    real homeschool stories

    Homeschool Snapshots – Take a Look at Some of our Favorite Daily Resources

    Do you ever wish you could be a fly on the wall of someone else’s homeschool? Maybe I’m just nosy but I would love to be able to sit in and watch other people homeschool. Even though I get together with other homeschoolers and we chat resources and tips and all that there is so much each of us do in our homeschools each day that we forget to share.     I get a lot of questions about what we do all day and the resources we use, especially since we don’t follow a curriculum. So, I decided to set something up so I could share more of our…

  • 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…