Why education gaps don’t concern me

CC Image courtesy of Robert S. Donovan on Flickr This article originally published July 25, 2014 and updated on February 5, 2019 Gaps in my children’s homeschool education don’t concern me. I hear homeschoolers express fear over the dreaded “gaps” in their child’s education all the time. […]

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Research says to delay academics!

CC image courtesy of Leslie on Flickr This article originally published November 13, 2015 and updated on February 4, 2019 Recently articles about this Stanford research keep popping up in my news feed. It says we’re sending our kids to school too early. And that is possibly […]

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So your kid doesn’t want to learn anything…

This topic just came up, again, on one of the Facebook groups that I am a member of. And to be perfectly honest, I struggle BIG TIME with this EVERY.SINGLE.DAY with both my kids (18 and 13). But especially my […]

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Find your “Shiny Sink”

Find your shiny sink

  As I prepare to start yet another Great Summer Purge and Clean, I am reminded of the Flylady and her “shiny sink” philosophy…   …and I went in search of a good article to refer people to about this […]

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Homeschooling with Apple Music Family Subscription

Homeschooling with Apple Music Family Subscription

Do you know about this?? Our family has had a family subscription for a couple years now…and we LOVE IT!! For just $14.99, a month every member of our 4 member family gets access to every song in Apple Music… […]

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12 Tips on Children and Chores

12 Tips on Children and Chores

Featured image CC by David D Ah, chores… Dreaded by both kids and parents alike. Kids hate doing them, parents hate having to enforce them. I don’t have all the answers, and things are NOT going smoothly in our house…but […]

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Homeschooling with Les Miserables

Homeschooling with Les Miz

I am a Les Miserables enthusiast.  Fangirl. Fanatic. Let’s just say I have a passion for this story, the characters, and the music… And as such, I’ve tried to find ways to bring it into not just our family life, […]

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Homeschooling the early years, part 12, Final Words

NOTE: This series is for newbie homeschoolers that are in overdrive…overplanning, overscheduling and overthinking your child’s preK or kinder year….WE’VE ALL DONE IT. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This is the final part in a 12 part series….read part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, […]

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Homeschooling the early years, part 11, learning activities

NOTE: This series is for newbie homeschoolers that are in overdrive…overplanning, overscheduling and overthinking your child’s preK or kinder year….WE’VE ALL DONE IT. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This is part 10 in a 12 part series….read part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, […]

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Homeschooling the early years, part 10, trips

Homeschooling the Early Years

NOTE: This series is for newbie homeschoolers that are in overdrive…overplanning, overscheduling and overthinking your child’s preK or kinder year….WE’VE ALL DONE IT. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This is part 10 in a 12 part series….read part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, […]

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Homeschooling the early years, part 9, Special Days

Homeschooling the Early Years

NOTE: This series is for newbie homeschoolers that are in overdrive…overplanning, overscheduling and overthinking your child’s preK or kinder year….WE’VE ALL DONE IT. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This is part 9 in a 12 part series….read part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, […]

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Homeschooling the early years, part 8, media time

NOTE: This series is for newbie homeschoolers that are in overdrive…overplanning, overscheduling and overthinking your child’s preK or kinder year….WE’VE ALL DONE IT. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This is part 7 in a 12 part series….read part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 […]

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Homeschooling the early years, part 7, weekly clubs and classes

NOTE: This series is for newbie homeschoolers that are in overdrive…overplanning, overscheduling and overthinking your child’s preK or kinder year….WE’VE ALL DONE IT. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This is part 6 in a 12 part series….part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 I’ve been talking […]

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Homeschooling the early years, part 6, outside time

NOTE: This series is for newbie homeschoolers that are in overdrive…overplanning, overscheduling and overthinking your child’s preK or kinder year….WE’VE ALL DONE IT. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This is part 6 in a 12 part series….read part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 This series is […]

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Homeschooling the early years, part 5, Friends

NOTE: This series is for newbie homeschoolers that are in overdrive…overplanning, overscheduling and overthinking your child’s preK or kinder year….WE’VE ALL DONE IT. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This is part 5 in a 12 part series….read part 1, 2, 3, 4 I’ve been sharing […]

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