5 Tips to help you get it all done!

As a homeschooler and work at home mom, it's hard to find that balance between all the things that pull on my schedule.  It is difficult to figure out how to organize my week so that I can do what I need to do and not get to side-tracked by what I don't. With the new school year just around the corner, I thought that I would answer a question that I get quite often... "How do you get it all … [Read more...]

US State Study

There is a fair amount out there to use when studying the US States, but I wanted something simple and easy to do, so I created my own US State Study for us to use alongside of our Story of the Worlds studies.  I thought I'd share what we did with you, in case someone else is looking for the very same thing :). How we've done it: All along we have studied one state each day.  In the … [Read more...]

Avoiding Burnout in Life and Homeschool

"If you work all the time, even at something you love, you will burnout." Someone told me this once, but I didn't listen. You see when you have a home business, homeschool and stay at home with your kids, taking off is virtually impossible. Well, if I'm really honest, it's possible to take time off, I just have to really work at it. I'm the type of person who always has something going; there … [Read more...]

What is Self Education?

As a homeschooler I am often asked how in the world I can teach all the things my student needs to know. My answer is that it is easy for me to teach the subjects I am strong in, like science and math. For the others, I learn what I need to teach through Self Education. What is Self Education? Their next question is almost always what the heck is Self Education? Webster's Definition of Self … [Read more...]