Earn College Credit While Homeschooling High School

One of the many benefits of homeschooling high school is that you can choose to have your child earn college credit while homeschooling high school! This can also be called dual credit. There are multiple ways to earn college credit while homeschooling high school. Each option offers its own set of guidelines, limitations, and benefits. […]

Printables and Resources for Book Reports

This week we’re featuring printables and activities related to book reports. You’ll find book reports for all ages and grades. Some can be used for fictional books, some for non-fiction books, and some for either. We hope you find just what you need! If you use one of these resources, please consider leaving feedback on […]

Pumpkin Breakfast Ideas

When fall rolls around after the blisteringly hot summers we have here in Texas, my mind turns to pumpkins. Pumpkins are a healthful vegetable, and they’re delicious too! They are low-calorie, and they contain no saturated fats or cholesterol. They’re full of fiber, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. So even though the recipes below are a […]

Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast Roll Ups

I’m not a big breakfast planner, and it usually goes to the back of my mind when grocery shopping. I like to keep it simple and quick when it comes to breakfast. If I already keep the ingredients in the pantry and don’t have to buy extra, well then it’s a win all around. These […]

Is Teaching Cursive Writing Important?

Should you teaching cursive writing to your child? Years ago this wasn’t a question at all. Cursive was taught in our schools and homeschools without question. In fact, most students were required to write in cursive during their middle to upper elementary school years and throughout high school.  Along the way, teaching cursive became an […]

Printables for Homeschooling

Are you looking for free printables and activities for homeschooling?  Look no further!  Here are printables for homeschooling by themes, holidays, and subjects.   General Printables for Homeschooling: Homeschooling for Free or Cheap Printables Printable Games and Activities Freebies for Homeschooling more printables and activities for your homeschool Themed Printables: Spring and Easter Printables Minecraft […]

How to Homeschool Art

Do you want to include more art in your homeschool? If so, keep reading to find lots of ideas and inspiration! Not only will you become a better art teacher, but you’ll also find some amazing projects to enjoy with your children. And if you’re worried that you’re not artistic enough, don’t worry! These articles […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 9/6/16 – 9/10/16

Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop! Thank you for linking up with us on our Hip Homeschool Hop! We’re glad to have you. And if you’re here to take a look around and find some fun topics, good information, ideas, or support, we’re glad to have you too! But first we hope you’ll take a […]

How to Homeschool an Only Child

Are you homeschooling an only child? Or maybe you’re considering it, but friends and relatives have you worried that he or she can’t be properly “socialized” if you do. Perhaps you’re just not sure where to start or how to keep your child learning and engaged. If you find yourself in any of these situations–or […]

Twas the Night Before Public School Starts

Twas the night before public school starts … and I’ll admit that there’s a little nostalgic twinge of excitement I feel for those who will be beginning a new school year tomorrow. I remember first days of school. The fuss over what I should wear, the giddiness about seeing friends again, the anticipation of using fresh […]

More Printables and Activities for Your Homeschool

Are you looking for some great printables and activities to use in your homeschool? Many (probably most!) of the resources listed below are free! We hope they are a blessing to you whether you have littles, middles, or teens and whether you’re a seasoned homeschool mom or a brand new one. And of course we’d […]

Shouldn’t You Be Teaching from Rest?

Cassandra had this to say about Teaching from Rest:  Teaching from Rest is a great big breath of fresh air.  There aren’t enough words to express how much I love this book. Honestly – I would love to give a copy to every homeschooler I meet. NOTE: Would you like to enter for a chance to win […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Ready or not school has started! At least for many families it certainly has. I know that for many families, that also means lots of chaos and craziness, getting back into a routine. This meal is the perfect solution for those kinds of days. Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos is a “toss it and forget it” kind […]

Preschool Math with Counting Bears {Free Printable!}

I hope you and your family can use this Counting Bears Printable in your home.  Math manipulatives are a valuable learning tool for children of preschool age on up through elementary and middle school! Number sense is a vital skill for young children to learn.  They learn mathematics through counting, taking away, adding, and counting […]

The Truth about “How I Do It”

    I’m in our favorite supermarket with the kids.  We’re at the bakery waiting for a free cookie.  Goodness knows how we love that free cookie.   One of the girls behind the counter knows me from elementary school – knows I homeschool.  She chuckles, shakes her head, and says the words that have so often made […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 8/30/16 – 9/3/16

Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop! Thank you for linking up with us on our Hip Homeschool Hop! We’re glad to have you. And if you’re here to take a look around and find some fun topics, good information, ideas, or support, we’re glad to have you too! But first we hope you’ll take a […]

An Open Letter to the Homeschool Mom from the Certified Teacher

Dear Homeschool Mom, I just need to share something… it’s long but I hope it’s encouraging. I taught in public school for ten years. I have a MAEd and am a nationally board certified teacher. I’m not trying to impress you. I promise. Keep reading. Recently after a homeschool group meeting, I stayed behind to […]

5 Terrible Reasons for Not Making Kids Do Chores

Chores (or Life Skills or whatever more pleasant name you wish to give to common household tasks) don’t generally rank up there at the top when we start listing school subjects we consider most important.  Plenty of other things usually take priority, and yet, while we’re so absorbed in teaching our kids the “important stuff,” I’m […]