“There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” -Jane Austin Why is home such a wonderful place? Walking in the door just feels like an exhale doesn’t it? And as a home educator, I’m convinced it is a superior learning environment! In fact it is so effective that classrooms all over America and… Read More Keeping the Home in Homeschooling
It all started with a harmless note. You will need fifteen 10 oz cans for a project the kids are doing the second week in February. For most families that is totally doable. But of course we aren’t most families, at least in the canned food arena. I eat a Paleo diet because it manages… Read More 15 Cans of Canned Tomatoes
True Confessions: This year is somewhat of a hot mess. Learning is happening and I’ve seen some really cool progress but it feels like I am schooling by the seat of my britches. Enter Rebel Planning. I am a rebel. One characteristic of rebels according to Gretchen Rubin and her theory of the four tendencies… Read More Homeschool Planning for the Rebel Mom
Am I the only person who has the Ally McBeal baby start dancing through her head every time some says Hygge? I might have lost some of you there so for those who need a fresher reference it is also the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 so maybe you have an image… Read More Chasing Hygge
I love the holiday season. I truly do. It is so beautiful. Even a trip to the grocery store yields gasps of delight at the latest house that has put up a Christmas display. But the holidays are busy. And the holidays put stress on mom. Too often I get wrapped up in the doing… Read More Meaningful No Prep Advent Activities
It is a crisp cool day in late fall. The trees are almost bare, save for a few stalwart leaves holding fast against their certain demise. The turkey has been eaten but the glow of gratitude remains. And my family is trekking into the woods. Eyes peeled not for the bright green of a pine… Read More Preparing for Advent
What does tidal homeschooling look like in our house? I get questions about how Melissa Wiley’s tidal homeschooling metaphor plays out in our house all the time so I thought I would answer your most asked questions! What is tidal homeschooling? I will direct you to Melissa Wiley’s blog for the definitive explanation. It is… Read More Tidal Homeschooling: Your Questions Answered
The fear is real. Priceless works of art. Hushed reverent tones drape the pristine halls. Add a bunch of curious, loud, sticky handed children who are still learning you don’t need to feel to see and you have an art museum field trip. However, exposing children to art early on is a privilege I just… Read More Guide to your Best Art Museum Visit With Early Elementary Students Ever!
Who is feeling the fall chill in the air and getting excited? I love the seasonality of where I live. There is something about the way that the seasons cycle that is so comforting to me. A huge shoutout to my fellow bloggers who have joined me in this fun autumn roundup. Enjoy! I am… Read More Fall Blog Roundup
September Educational Tools Roundup My September roundup of educational stuff that didn’t feel like school when we were using them! And how we are using them this month! I am including the Amazon Affiliate links because I know I always want to know exactly what someone is talking about when they are making recommendations to… Read More September Round Up!