Updated on September 26, 2016
Making the time to read non-children’s books once you have kids is nothing short of difficult. If it’s not Dr. Seuss or Goodnight Moon, it’s most likely not getting read, right?
After years of talking about it, a few friends and I decided we needed a bit of accountability to make sure we are getting our own reading done. Drawing inspiration from the Scholé Sisters podcast and call to create Scholé Groups, we finally created our own book club with a book list to keep us inspired throughout the next year.
Updated on May 16, 2016
One of my favorite times of the year is coming up quickly: used curriculum sale time! This is when the local homeschool groups organize sales for their members to sell books, academic texts and courses of study they no longer need, and people like me can get their fix– I mean, find the best deals for what they need.
Now, these sales usually come up once a year, so you want to make the best of it. That means, strategize! Read More
Updated on April 28, 2016
Whenever I meet a new homeschooler, I always encourage them to find a homeschooling support group. I truly believe that finding your “tribe” is key to your success in homeschooling. No matter how supportive your family and friends may be, there’s nothing like talking to those who know what it’s like in the trenches. They can celebrate your small victories, sympathize on your bad days and encourage you on the journey. I actually must’ve visited about six different homeschool groups when I first started and it was quite the experience! Homeschoolers are truly the most diverse group of people ever. Read More
Updated on April 29, 2016
The idea of homeschooling, once you start to seriously consider it, is exciting when you think of all the possibilities that lie ahead, and at the same time, terrifying, when you think of all the possibilities that lie ahead.
I remember reading through way too much information and trying to think through all of our options. Would we be eclectic? Unschoolers? Charlotte Mason-inspired or purists? Classicists? Should we opt for online classes or try to be roadschoolers? Worldschoolers, maybe? What in the world was Waldorf and what was the deal with all the little wooden toys and fairies? Read More
Updated on January 7, 2016
Reading. It’s one of those things you know you need to do with your kids, yet with the busyness of life, can easily fall off the wayside. Not to mention all the other things that compete for your children’s limited attention span on a daily basis – TV, toys, computer, homework, sports, video games. Did I mention TV?
Well, it’s a new year and I hope you’re encouraged by this post to make 2016 a “Year of Reading” in your home, and use these tips to get you and your kids on the reading bandwagon.