Mache Homeschool Conference

Mache Homeschool Conference I just attended my first homeschool conference, Mache. It’s held yearly in Minnesota. There are different locations in Minnesota each year but this year it was in Rochester, MN. I’ve been  homeschooling for 8 years but had never attended. I had heard great things about the conference but the thought of going […]

Kids Activities and Crafts DIY ABC Book

I was going through my storage tubs and ran across this ABC Book that I made for my oldest two kids when they were younger. It’s one of those great Kids Activities and Craft ideas for Kids. You can make this for them if they’re little or have them pitch in and help. Either way […]

Finding Your Homeschool Teaching Methods

It’s interesting that after 8 years of Homeschooling, I’m just now learning about the different Homeschool Teaching Methods. I guess I’ve really always known that there were different methods but more so didn’t know their ‘official’ names or what makes them all different. My method is most close to the traditional method. Traditional Method – […]

USBorne Children’s Books

Being a homeschool mom, I’m always looking for great books that will fit into our curriculum and learning adventures. Each child learns so differently so I’ve had to be flexible along the way. Reading is such an important base for everything we do. If the child does not have a strong reading foundation, they may […]

Homeschool Learning Out of the Box

Homeschool learning is so flexible…sometimes I have to remind myself though to think out of the box. In more ways than one actually. 😉 My curriculum is what they call out of the box. That means that all subjects and everything I need to teach all comes from the same place and all books come […]

Why did you choose to Homeschool?

Questions For a Homeschooling Mom Vol. 5 Last week in Vol. 4, we talked about homeschool curriculum. Continuing our series of Questions for a Homeschooling Mom, this week’s question is: Why did you choose to Homeschool? We choose to homeschool for several reasons. If you’ve been reading my homeschool series over the last few weeks, […]

What homeschool curriculum do you use?

Questions For a Homeschooling Mom Vol. 4 In Vol. 3, we talked about the level of patience one might need to homeschool your children. Here is the next question in the series Questions For a Homeschooling Mom: What homeschool curriculum do you use? Answer: The short answer to this question is A Beka Book. There […]

How do you homeschool? I don’t have the patience.

Questions For a Homeschooling Mom Vol. 3 Last week in Vol. 2, we answered the question, do you need to have a teaching degree to homeschool. Continuing in our Homeschooling series,this week’s question is: How do you homeschool? I don’t have the patience. Answer: Some days I don’t either. 😉 Not every day is going […]

Creative Homeschooling Ideas

Today’s Feature Friday is about coming up with creative homeschooling ideas. I’m not a homeschooling guru by any means but with the eight years that I’ve been homeschooling, I can usually share a tip or two. 🙂 When we started off the school year, I knew that I was going to have to come up […]

Do you have to have a teaching degree to homeschool?

Questions For a Homeschooling Mom Vol. 2 Last week we talked about Socialization. Continuing in our Homeschooling series, this week’s question is: Do you have to have a teaching degree to Homeschool? Answer: No. I never known how to take this question. I try not to be offended. Maybe they think I’m not qualified to […]