Organizing Your Homeschool Family

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Organizing Your Homeschool Family

Organizing Your Homeschool Family

What kind of planner are you? I am a list maker, the “old fashioned” pencil and paper kind of list maker. There is something about a pencil or pen in my hand which helps me to own my to-do list.   When we physically write something out, it helps our minds to own those tasks a little more than if we write it via a keyboard, in a virtual way.    Although, having smartphones and apps certainly are useful too.     In fact, at our house we have a virtual calendar for our family where each member is colour coded,

Continue Reading

Planning Your Homeschool Curriculum – The First Steps

Planning Your Homeschool Curriculum – The First Steps

Do you love to look through catalogues, shop on-line, or do you need to get your hands onto your prospective purchases? Once you jump into this homeschooling pool you soon realize there is an even larger pool of amazing curriculum you can choose from! This post isn’t about planning out curriculum day by day, but focuses on the first stages of planning and choosing your curriculum. I usually start my curriculum search on-line.  Window shopping on-line is a great starting point to your search without adding the clutter of magazines to your desk or counter tops. While you are on-line,

Continue Reading

Choosing Homeschool Curriculum

Choosing Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschool curriculum is a hot topic among those new to homeschooling as well as those of us who have been at it for a while. Questions about curriculum are some of the most common, perhaps even running neck-and-neck with the ‘socialization’ question. A vast array of amazing curriculum  exists to support you in this journey, no matter what method(s) you use or special needs you may need to address. We have options! In fact, it can sometimes feel like there are too many choices and you can feel overwhelmed.    (Remember the first homeschool convention you went to and the

Continue Reading

Holiday Traditions and Homeschooling

Holiday Traditions and Homeschooling

*This post contains affiliate links to products we enjoy using in our homeschool. The holidays are fast approaching and with it comes excitement and anticipation.  No matter what faith or beliefs you hold close to your heart each of us have a few times a year where we are preparing for some type of holiday. We celebrate Christmas, and I still get excited much like I did when I was a child.  Perhaps on some level even more.  As a Mom, there is something magical about handing down family traditions as well as creating our own. Why Bother With Tradition? Following tradition

Continue Reading

Find Your Homeschool Groove!

Find Your Homeschool Groove!

“Library Day!!” When I make the above statement my kids scurry around the house to find their library cards, backpacks and rolling suitcases; then place them by the front door. They will grab a snack…usually apples and bottles of water, quickly dress and remind me to make sure I have change for the parking meter! They are on it…no dilly dally!   They LOVE going to the library!   We have been so busy lately that I put  our trips to the library on the back burner.  We went from going every 2 or 3 weeks to going every 2

Continue Reading