• The Library Card Benefits You Aren’t Using

    Raise your hand if you have a library card. I thought so. Most homeschoolers do, of course. However, are you using your library card to its full potential? Most card-holders aren’t. Library card benefits include borrowing wagon-fulls of books and other media every few weeks, but what else might you be missing? Does your library offer free classes? Ours has…

  • Circle Time at Home

    I reel-in my littles with the age old tradition of “circle time”. And you know what? It WORKS. I was amazed. Try it. Tweak it. Embrace it. You might love it. We do circle time this way because it’s not at the beginning of our day. By the time we get to “school”, our children have been awake for 3-4…

  • Affirming the Black Child

    Note: This is a list in progress.  I am kind and I deserve kindness in return. I am capable of anything I put my mind to. No one is allowed to steal my joy. I take responsibility of my mistakes without shame. I am beautiful inside and out. I am not a quitter, I will always keep trying. I deserve…

  • Choosing Curriculum (or Not)

    If you’re new to homeschooling and you are already looking at resources and curriculum, but haven’t figured out your child’s learning style or how you imagine your homeschooling style….STOP! GO BACK! You MUST do these steps in order, or you’ll end up with a bunch of books and activities that won’t suit you or your children. If you’ve gone through…

  • Your Support Network

    I hope you’re not burnt out after taking in all the information you’ve read so far… Are you taking notes, at least? Good! Let’s move on. Anyone with kids knows that you need a support network. Someone, ANYONE that’s going to be able to understand what you’re going through when you’re feeling unsure of things. Trust me, homeschooling is NO…

  • Deschooling

    So you’re ready to homeschool. You’ve decided it’s the best decision for your family, and you have taken the steps to pull your children from their classrooms. What’s next? Nothing. You’re going to do nothing right now. In order for homeschooling to be a a fun and natural experience for your family, it’s important that you all forget everything you…

  • Your Homeschooling Style

    So now you know your child’s learning style. Great! Now how are you going to use the ways in which they learn best, in order to facilitate learning? There are a bunch of homeschooling styles that you could use. Look over them, I’m sure you’ ll find an approach that stands out to you. Charlotte Mason Approach – This method of homeschooling…

  • Find Your Child’s Learning Style

    Here’s the deal with homeschooling. If you’re going to turn your back on the traditional style of schooling, you’ll need to make it worth while. How do you do that? You make sure that your child has the best possible chance of getting the best education possible. This is easily done by determining your child’s learning style. Most children lean naturally toward one…