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
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
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
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!
Although the day is rainy and dreary outside, inside our house is being filled with beautiful fall leaves with a modern twist: Digi-leaves! Why do the leaves change color in autumn? As the days are growing shorter, the leaves stop making chlorophyll. It isn’t efficient for deciduous trees to keep their foliage through the winter.… Read More Fall Digi-Leaves!
How do we implement the Brave Writer Lifestyle in our home? You know Poetry Tea Time. You are down with the Charlotte Mason style read alongs. But let’s get down to the nitty gritty. How do we implement the Brave Writer Lifestyle every day? Here is an example of planning from behind! This summer I… Read More Brave Writer Lifestyle Planning from Behind
Are you considering using MFW Kindergarten for your first year of homeschooling? This is our third and final year using the curriculum and I thought I would share some of my thoughts as we embark on this learning path one final year. An Overview The First Two Weeks The curriculum starts out very slowly. The… Read More MFW Kindergarten: A Beginners Guide
What is my big take away from homeschool planning season 2017? I’ve been doing it all wrong! It is time to flip the way we think about planning our homeschool year! Instead of focusing on the day to day homeschool routine, we need to start by planning the feeling we want our homeschool year to… Read More Homeschool Planning: Are We Doing It Wrong?
Summer Reading. (Big Sigh) I don’t know about your kids but my kids aren’t the stereotypical homeschoolers. They aren’t generally the nose in a book 24-7 types. In fact they would much rather be playing some Minecraft, Knack or watching Netflix. It is so easy to have reading become just another chore to check off… Read More Add Pixie Dust to Summer Reading
It starts with a look. Somehow this curriculum grabs your attention from across the sea of curriculum and you just know it. This is love. So you bring it into your home and you start getting to know each other. You build that relationship. Things can get ugly, you have a fight and you are sure… Read More The Curriculum Relationship