Enjoy the Fall Season with Easy Nature Study

Over the years I have struggled with Nature Study. My kids love being outside and learning about nature, but I’ve never been very good at knowing what to do. We would walk around for a while and I would occasionally point out some pretty or interesting thing. That was about it. But then, I found Our Journey Westward. Cindy West has made […]

Help! My Kids Don’t Want To Do Their Schoolwork!

Homeschooling is full of challenges and those challenges look different for every family. One issue that I hear repeatedly from a lot of homeschool moms is… “Help! My kids don’t want to do their schoolwork!” You’ll find a hundred and one answers to this issue ranging from discipline more to unschooling to enroll them in public school! My home isn’t immune […]

Our Sixth Grade Reading List

My sixth grader loves to read and I’m so thankful for that. She reads so much, however, that it’s hard for me to preview enough books for her. I haven’t always been super picky about what I allow her to read. I would just pick up whatever looked fun from the library. It wasn’t until serious issues with a poor […]

Free Guitar Lessons for Beginners and Kids

Over the years my kids have expressed an interest in learning several different instruments – guitar, piano, ukelele, recorder, violin…just to name a few! I quickly found that private lessons can get very expensive! It’s frustrating to hand over so much money only to have your kid come to you weeks later and announce they are no longer interested in […]

Homeschooling with TV and Movies

Homeschooling with TV and Movies

I’m posting today as part of the Not-Back-to-School Blog Party where more than 25 bloggers have come together for the entire month of August to share all the ways that learning happens outside of textbooks and classrooms. Join me today as I share how you can use TV and Movies as learning tools in your homeschool. But before you head […]

The World of Roald Dahl Unit Study

Roald Dahl was more than just a children’s book author, though he was arguably one of the best that ever laid pen to paper. But did you know that he was also an ace fighter pilot, adventurous backpacker, art collector, and medical inventor? This post contains referral links for your convenience. For more information, please see my policies page. Thanks! […]

Our Favorites for Teaching Science with YouTube

Teaching science with YouTube is a great way to make science both interesting and entertaining, especially for kids who are a bit reluctant to believe that science can actually be fun!   Teaching Science with YouTube We love supplementing our science units with videos and YouTube has an abundant selection of quality content to choose from. We’ve used many over […]

How to Make the Most of the Build Your Bundle Preview Weekend

The Build Your Bundle Sale is back, but ONLY for two days! That’s not a lot of time to research the many products that are offered, so they’re giving you TWO FULL DAYS to preview everything! Here are some tips to make the most of the preview weekend. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. For more information, please […]

Build Your Bundle Homeschool FLASH Sale

Did you miss the Build Your Bundle Homeschool Sale in May? Did you fill your cart, get sidetracked, and miss the deadline to order? Did you pass up something and later change your mind? Or maybe your budget was just a little tight in May. Well, fret no more my friend because you get a second chance to grab some […]

10 Days to a Flexible Homeschool Plan - Wrapping it Up

Flexible Homeschool Plan Wrap Up

It has been a fun 10 days filled with lots of printables, videos, photos, and advice for building an all around flexible homeschool plan for your year. Today I’m wrapping up the series with an all in one recap of everything we’ve learned!   Step 1: Determining Your School Year For the greatest flexibility in your school year, I highly […]