School Days and Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop

  School Days! Are you ready? This time of year always gives me that feeling of having a new lease on life. The days are full of promise and great things. We have a clean slate with no mistakes. Each day this week I'm sharing ideas to make life easier as we begin a new school year. You can … [Read more...]

Lesson Plans and Record Keeping for Your Homeschool

  There's that old saying "Plan your work and work your plan." Wise words, indeed. But frustrating if you are not sure where to start. A long time ago, when I was a new homeschooling mom, I received some great advice from a more experienced homeschool mom. She told me to start simple, … [Read more...]

Organizing School Supplies when You Homeschool in a Small Space

  Homeschooling in small quarters can be challenging. It seems school supplies breed in the night and then disappear during the day. How can we keep things corralled and organized without tripping over all the tools and things we need for our daily lessons? Our family has had the … [Read more...]

Where Can I Buy Homeschool Curriculum?

  Where do we go to buy curriculum? How much money will we have to spend? These are questions I hear every year as I visit with new homeschool moms. When we began our homeschooling journey more than a quarter century ago, we had only a few options to choose from when it came to … [Read more...]

Welcome to Our Back to School Series {2017 Edition}

  We are beginning our 27th year of homeschooling. Twenty-seven years. 27. 2-7. TWENTY SEVEN YEARS! How can that be? I remember so clearly those early days, when our oldest was a bundle of energy and I wondered if he'd ever sit long enough to learn how to read. As I gear up for a new year … [Read more...]