Category: Getting Organized

Why School Year Around?

This is a question many homeschoolers ponder at some point in their journey. As a year-around schooler, I can tell you there are definite rewards to adopting this schedule! Thinking about ditching your county’s school schedule? Here’s some reasons why it’s a good idea.

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Our Holiday Homeschool Schedule

As the holidays are approaching, I begin to think about slowing down. I want to enjoy every single second of this amazing season. It seems so short and goes by so quickly. During this time of year I like to take some time off from our “normal” schooling schedule. I want my children to really understand the true meaning of Christmas and all Jesus did for us.

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The 5 Essentials of Homeschooling

Let’s talk a little about school supplies. I know, I know, the sales are over and your cabinets are filled to the rim. But with what? “School supplies.” Now that is a pretty broad subject, so to make your life, and mine, a bit easier I have decided to share with you what I consider the top 5 Essentials of Homeschooling. While I know everyone is a bit different, these are the things I could not do without.

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Best laid plans

Now that many of us have at least a few weeks under our belt in our new school years, it is time to step back and take a look at what is working or not working. Ask yourself- is that the best way? Do I love this curriculum? Is this schedule still working for us?

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The Art of List Making

Throughout my years I’ve finally come to a place where list making is my friend. In earlier days this was not so. Back then, lists were restrictive and a constant nagging reminder of everything I needed to do. But now that I know how to turn list making into a tool, I see things differently.

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Making the most of your day

It goes without saying that a woman’s work is never done. I believe that’s doubly true for the homeschool woman’s work! Some days it’s almost impossible to keep all the plates turning. At the end of a long day with ungraded papers and housework piling up what’s a mom to do?

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