2020/2021 Relaxed Homeschool Routine and Curriculum for 7 Kids!

Since our first day #backtohomeschool is now three days away, today I posted our planned routine and curriculum for the 7 school age kids I have left. It feels like only yesterday I was still homeschooling 10. Time really does fly.

Homeschooling 101: Break’s Over! Getting Back onto a Routine

This year we took a 7-week break, instead of 6, and it went FAST. We’re going to be starting our new homeschool year in 6 days!

Since so many people have asked for tips on getting back into a routine, I shared some practical ideas with you today.

Question Everything | North Pole

We’ve always been told that there is no land at the North Pole; however, 16th century maps and the diary entries of explorers tell us that may not be the case. To top it all off, there is an interesting North Pole-related anomaly on Google Earth. Could they be hiding land? Maybe. Maybe not. But it sure is fun researching, anyway.

Don’t Quit Homeschooling Because of Your Curriculum!

A word of advice for all the new homeschool moms excitedly planning out their upcoming year – don’t give up on homeschooling because of your curriculum.

Homeschooling 101: How to Assess Learning WITHOUT Tests

Considering my aversion to making our home look like a classroom, people often ask how I approach testing my kids. Easy! I don’t.

Other than the required standardized tests my kids HAVE to take, my kids do not take tests. In my opinion, there are much better ways to assess learning than the “memorize now, forget later” effect of tests.

From the Bookshelves of a Truther Homeschool Mom

All right! You asked, I answered. Today on my YouTube channel, I shared my 30 favorite books in my home library. A word of warning: if you’re looking for the typical homeschool mom book selections, you won’t find many of those here.

Self-Education Is a MUST for Homeschool Parents

After 11 years of homeschooling, I’m convinced that self-education is key…not just for the children, but for the parents, as well.

Be an example for your children of what lifelong learning looks like. Be curious. Read. Research. Learn how to do things. Never depend on others to tell you what is important to know.

In short, do everything you’ve been trying to impress upon your children, ESPECIALLY in this day and age.

Homeschool Language Arts Curriculum Choices for 7 Kids

Now that we’ve finished another homeschool year, it’s time to start thinking about the next one, which for us is next month.

Today on my channel I shared our language arts choices for our 7 remaining homeschooled kids.