Homeschooling 101: Are You Overschooling Your Kids?

Have you ever considered the possibility of unintentionally overschooling your kids? There can never be too much education, right? Well, I think we need to point out that schooling and education are two different things, and YES. It is possible to overschool your kids.

What Does It Take to Be a Homeschool Mom?

There are a few qualities based on stereotypes that people believe you have to have in order to be a #homeschool mom that aren’t actually necessary. Today I’m going to share with you the qualities you do need.

Homeschooling? Stop Worrying About School Timelines!

Homeschooling parents, I beg you. Don’t lock yourself or your child into a box with school timelines. If you are obsessed with keeping your children in lock step with the schools, you are not reaping the full benefits of homeschooling.

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.

Homeschooling 101: Notebooking Loops

Back when I was making all those notebooking videos, several people asked how I was able to fit so many notebooking styles into our day while only having my kids do one (rarely two) notebooking pages a day.

Easy! The answer to that is… a notebooking loop!

Fun-Schooling Math for Minecrafters

Welp, I did it again. I went and got MORE @funschoolingbooks journals. This time, I got Fun-Schooling Math for Minecrafters for my five youngest.

They’ll be using this as a fun supplement to their main math programs (some use CTCMath, some use Abeka), and they are so excited about it. I did tell them that they have to finish their morning basket drill books first, and then they can start these, so now they’re looking at these as rewards.

Since these are so different from the typical math workbook (and since Fun-schooling books are my new obsession), I decided to record a quick flip-through so others can see if they’d be a good fit for their families.

Our Homeschool Is Changing! Our New Curriculum Reveal!

Last week, I announced that there will be some changes in our homeschool. This is the first week we started implementing them, and so far, so good.

Today on my channel I shared all the new resources I’ve been so excited to use.

Our Newest Funschooling Books!

I mentioned last week in a video that we’re changing things up in our homeschool. One of the things we’re doing differently is notebooking. Instead of our typical notebooking loop, all of my kids will have a Funschooling journal. They’re such a hit with my teens that I couldn’t resist.

Today on my channel, I did a flip-through of the Funschooling journals my littles and middles will be using.