Reinforcing Math Skills {Times Alive Review}

Learning multiplication facts has not been our youngest daughter's favorite thing in school. It's been a challenge, for mother and for daughter. That is why I was excited to get a chance to try Times Alive! from Times Tables the Fun Way. Their online lessons with animated songs and stories to learn … [Read more...]

Homeschool Moms, Let Them Dig!

Have you ever met a young child who did not like to dig? In the dirt, at the beach, on the rock pile, to the bottom of the bucket of blocks. They have a natural sense of discovery and curiosity that cannot be quenched. So, I say, "Let them DIG!"  Yes, digging in the dirt can get messy, but it's … [Read more...]

Homeschool Moms, Take Time to Consider

I am blogging through the alphabet, bring encouraging words to homeschooling moms - all moms, for that matter! I might have chosen popular 'c' words like courage, creative, consistent, or compromise. Instead another word kept coming to mind. In our homes and our homeschools, there are times for us … [Read more...]

10 Things We Love about Homeschooling

After more than two decades of homeschooling, our family has a long list of things we love about learning at home. It's our lifestyle and sometimes we take it for granted that the rest of the world does live like we do. Now and then we've had someone insinuate we force our children to be here … [Read more...]

Homeschool Moms, Give Them The BEST of What You’ve Got

Last week we talked about taking action. Action of some kind is better than standing still. At times, we may not take action for fear we don't have what it takes or can't decide on the right curriculum. Instead of being afraid, give them the best of what you've got available. In our homeschool … [Read more...]