Holiday Gift Guides

Holiday Gift Guides

  15 Awesome Stocking Stuffers for Men 10 Gift Ideas for Techy Kids Ultimate Minecraft Fan’s Gift Guide Holiday Gift Giving for Girlfriends Holiday Gifts for Homeschool Families For the Foodie In Your Life {a holiday gift guide} Holiday Gifts Ideas For Your Video Game Lover Gift Ideas for Encouraging Nature Study Gift Ideas for the Hard-to-Buy-For Tween Girl

Thanksgiving Recipes Round-Up

Thanksgiving Recipes Round-up

A Vegan Thanksgiving Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce Amazing Pumpkin Bread Leftover Turkey and Biscuits (Pot Pie) Cranberry Bread Turkey Cookies Oreo Turkey Cookies Unique Thanksgiving Side Dishes Thanksgiving Food Gluten/Dairy Free Pumpkin Muffins Sweet Potato Casserole A Yummy, Gluten Free Holiday Yummy, Gluten Free Fall Recipes Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole Company’s Coming French Toast Casserole {Almost} Dairy Free French Toast Casserole Cozy Fall Recipes Aunt Ruth’s Garlic Cheese Grits Casserole  

Autumn Homeschool Studies

Autumn Homeschool Studies

  Tere @ Teachable Scotts Tots Homeschool – Perfect Pumpkin Pictures and Printable Lesson Plans Smile – O.K. – Say cheese! No, no – Look at mommy! Smile! Run, run, go get little Joey. He just ran off! Everyone at the same time – Smile! Put the pumpkin down! Now, put your hand down. Move your head out of the way of your sister’s face. Look at the camera, look up here, up here! Squash! Mommy, Jimmy just sat in a rotten pumpkin! If any of these sound familiar, you know you have tried to capture a special moment of your children Continue reading

Artist and Composer Study Round-up

Artist and Composer Study Round-up

Kate @ Under the Sky There be dragons! G is for Grotto K is for Konstantin Korovin Marcy @ Ben and Me Google Art Project X is for Xerxes Heather @ Only Passionate Curiosity How to Homeschool Art on a Shoestring Budget Playing with Picasso Dripping Paint with Pollock Melanie @ finchnwren 5 Days of American Art: John Singleton Copley’s “Paul Revere” 5 Days of American Art: Grant Woods’ “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” 5 Days of American Art: “Silver of the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries” Amy @ Homeschool Encouragement Charlotte Mason Resources: An Ultimate Homeschool Resource List Continue reading

Our Homeschool Day in Pictures

Our Homeschool Day in Pictures

  Rebecca @ Raventhreads – A Day in the Life: September Edition I think it’s really funny and interesting when I look back at this day to see how it was a real relaxed, and mostly big kid focused day. Since so many of my weekly wrap-ups are crafty and preschool focused right now, this probably gives a good picture of a day that’s more dominated by reading and bigger kid stuff. LaRee @ Broad Horizons – A Typically Untypical Day We’re homeschoolers, there’s not really any such thing as a typical day. Bethany @ Little Homeschool Blessings – Long Homeschool Days (with Continue reading

Homeschooling with Littles

Homeschooling with Littles

  Tauna @ Proverbial Homemaker – Homeschooling with Little Ones in Tow One of my biggest challenges has been how to handle the toddlers and infants well when trying to “do school” with the olders. Here are several ideas to rise to the challenge!   Rebecca @ Raventhreads – Homeschooling with Preschoolers Underfoot This year our homeschool has underwent a huge change. There are no longer any babies. The little kids are both preschoolers now! Naps and quiet time where I can focus just on the bigger kids is rare. Instead, there are loud games of pretend play while I’m right in Continue reading

Books to Encourage the Homeschool Mom

Books to Encourage the Homeschool Mom

  Marcy @ Ben and Me — Encouraging and Helpful Homeschool Books Leah @ When We Walk Along the Road – Top Ten Homeschool Mom Resources Rebekah @ Raventhreads – Five Favorite Books for Homeschooling Moms Melanie @ finchnwren – For Times When You Need Encouragement, Try… Jennifer @ a glimpse of our life – Zondervan’s Homeschool Mom’s Bible ~ A Review Brandy @ Kingdom Academy Homeschool – Refreshing Your Heart Annette @ A Net in Time – Be Encouraged, homeschool parents Beth @ Weavings – My Favorite Reads for Homeschool Encouragement Crystal @ Crystal Starr – Books to Encourage the Homeschool Mom Jenni @ Conversaving – Water for Continue reading

Homeschooling an Only Child

Homeschooling an Only Child

  Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy – Tips From Moms Who Homeschool Only Children I have 4 children, so I obviously do not fall into the ‘only child’ category. However, I have friends that homeschool ONE child and I know that the ripe old questions of socialization is even more overused in these circumstances. I thought it would be a great opportunity to pick the brains of those moms in this category and share it with all of you!   Melanie @ finchnwren – 5 Things I’ve Learned Homeschooling An Only Child My husband and I prayed together and came to the Continue reading

Chapter Books to Read Aloud

chapter books to read aloud

Gwen @ Tolivers to Texas – Literature-Based Education – How It Works Gwen @ Tolivers to Texas – Chapter Books Read-Alouds for Boys Gwen @ Tolivers to Texas – What’s In Our Book Basket Rebecca @ Raventhreads – Favorite Chapter Books for Reading Aloud During the Early Elementary Years Tara @ This Sweet Life – September Book Bingo w/ FREE Printable Tara @ This Sweet Life – Read-Alouds for 5th Grade Tara @ This Sweet Life – 5th Grade Required Reading Annette @ A Net in Time – Books we read together Melanie @ finchnwren – Favorite Family Read-Alouds Kayla @ The Arrowood Zoo – Our Read Aloud Favorites Sarah Continue reading

Homeschooling When Life Happens

homeschooling when life happens

  Marcy @ Ben and Me — How to Homeschool Successfully and Work from Home As I sit down to write this post, it occurs to me that I should title it, “The Things I’m Going to Attempt to Do This Year to Homeschool and Work from Home Successfully.” Because honestly, I’m not quite there yet. Erin @ For Him and My Family – When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned What do you do when homeschool and life happens? Join us as I explain how we’ve survived the past week of animals dying and ER visits while still managing to learn! Continue reading