When Your Homeschool Child Begs To Go To Public School

Welcome to the “What’s Your Secret Struggle Homeschool Mom?” guest post series. Today, I’m sharing resources to help when your homeschool child begs to go to public school. Is there anything more discouraging to a homeschool mom than when our child begs to go to public school? It’s like they’re screaming, “You aren’t doing a good job! You aren’t giving […]

Super Simple Homeschool Record Keeping

Welcome to the “What’s Your Secret Struggle Homeschool Mom?” guest post series. Today, we hear from Kristina Peterson (who blogs at Book Bound Boys) about ways to keep your homeschool record keeping super simple! Everyone wants a super simple homeschool record keeping system.  The system that I am going to share has worked for me throughout the years and has […]

I Want to Homeschool, But I Don’t Want to Teach

Welcome to the “What’s Your Secret Struggle Homeschool Mom?” guest post series. Today, I’m sharing my own struggle with wanting to homeschool my kids, but not wanting to teach. You really can homeschool without teaching! We are finishing up our eleventh year homeschooling. At year ten, I was done. I was no longer interested in teaching my children, and I […]

Wanting Time Away From the Kids

Welcome to the “What’s Your Secret Struggle Homeschool Mom?” guest post series. Today, we hear from Marla Szwast (who blogs at Jump Into Genius) about wanting time away for the kids! It can be such a guilt-laden desire, but it doesn’t have to be! Are you racked with guilt because you don’t want to be around your kids every moment […]

3 Simple Steps to Discipline in Your Homeschool

Welcome to the “What’s Your Secret Struggle Homeschool Mom?” guest post series. Today, we hear from Kristina Peterson (who blogs at Book Bound Boys) about discipline in your homeschool. Do you dream of starting your homeschool day without arguing, procrastination, tears?  Do you remember when they were little, and they joyfully participated in whatever you had planned without complaint? Okay, well, […]

What’s Your Secret Struggle Homeschool Mom?

Let’s get real for a minute, shall we? Homeschooling is hard. We homeschool moms (and dads) struggle with things like loneliness, or comparing ourselves with others, or wondering if we’re doing enough, or…or…or… Any homeschooling mom that tells you they don’t think about those things is either hiding something or they know some great secret that I haven’t figured out […]

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 […]