A Homeschool Mom’s Epic Rant About the Public Education System

There are few things in life that can get me riled up like the truth about compulsory schooling.

I’m not normally someone who likes confrontation. In fact, I try to avoid it at all costs, but since the horrendous school shooting that happened barely two weeks ago, I cannot think of anything else.

So, yes. I’m going to do another epic rant about public education because I don’t think parents of school students recognize these schools for what they truly are.  Continue reading “A Homeschool Mom’s Epic Rant About the Public Education System”

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Here’s the Real Reason Why Public Education Will Never Get Better….

Have you ever had an issue you were really passionate about but felt like you had to tiptoe around, so as not to upset a bunch of people?

For me, that issue is public education.

To be sure, I’ve certainly tackled the issue more than a few times here on my blog, but I’ve always held back just a bit because I didn’t want to make anyone mad. (Although a few people always seem to get irritated, anyway.)

Well, I’ve decided that I’m not going to hold back any longer.  Continue reading “Here’s the Real Reason Why Public Education Will Never Get Better….”

20 Brain-Boosting Educational Toys to Celebrate Spring

I know there are are ton of people out there who absolutely love the winter. The crisp, clean air. Snow so white you can barely open your eyes. Sipping hot chocolate by the fire.

As for me…I can’t wait until it’s over!

Every year once Valentine’s Day has passed, I find myself getting more and more psyched over the upcoming arrival of spring. Nothing can bring me out of the winter doldrums more than the sight of a freshly bloomed cherry blossom tree.  Continue reading “20 Brain-Boosting Educational Toys to Celebrate Spring”

Is the Library Enough? The Truth About Homeschooling Without Textbooks

The life of a homeschool mom comes with many side effects:

  • glitter all over the floor
  • yesterday’s science experiments in the fridge
  • never making it to the bathroom alone
  • constant questions from the kids
  • constant questions from curious adults

It’s that last item that prompted this post today. Continue reading “Is the Library Enough? The Truth About Homeschooling Without Textbooks”

101 Reasons to Relax Your Homeschool

I know, I know. You’re probably getting tired of me going on and on about relaxed homeschooling. I just can’t help it.

The fact is, this approach has had such an impact on our family that I just want to shout it from the rooftops.  Continue reading “101 Reasons to Relax Your Homeschool”

What Does a Typical KONOS Homeschool Day Look Like?

As a busy homeschool mom of 11, out of necessity, I have become a bit of an “expert” in finding ways to keep our learning time manageable, simple, and efficient.

Unit studies are one of them.

Although I have come across so many fantastic unit study curriculums on this journey of ours, the one that has become a mainstay of our homeschool routine has been KONOSContinue reading “What Does a Typical KONOS Homeschool Day Look Like?”

The Busy Mom’s Guide to Notebooking Resources

Around this time last year, I found myself getting into a bit of a funk. As is typical with many homeschooling families this time of the yearI realized that my kids and I just weren’t as excited about our homeschool as we used to be. There was more than the usual amount of complaining, bickering, and dragging of the feet in the mornings.

And my kids were just as bad! 😉  Continue reading “The Busy Mom’s Guide to Notebooking Resources”