Being a mom of many has its perks when it comes to homeschooling. After being at this for 11 years now, I’ve begun to notice a natural transition of learning between age groups, and I’ve been able to use that to my children’s advantage.
Conventional schooling has kids using the same learning method from Kindergarten to 12th grade, but I think most people would agree that the needs of a 6-year-old are not going to match those of a 16-year-old.
Am I right??
As different as one homeschool can look from another, over the years I’ve learned that there is one thing the most successful homeschools have in common. It isn’t curriculum, methods, or extracurricular activities.
Can you guess what it might be?
Is it just me, or does it feel like Thanksgiving came and went in a flash? I’ll tell you what, taking those 4 days off of recording videos was really what I needed. 😅
Today, though, I’m back! I decided to keep it light for the first day, so I’m answering a question so many new homeschoolers have asked: What supplies do I need to get started?
One of the things that confused me most as a new homeschooler was when I would hear other homeschoolers say that there was no such thing as a typical homeschool day.
Since they were seasoned and I was not, I often wondered if I was doing something wrong when I discovered that we DID have typical days.
As the holidays approach, so does an unfortunate side effect of the constant busyness of homeschooling – burnout.
Believe me, burnout is no joke. Left “untreated,” it can lead to anger, hurt feelings, and rash decisions.
And contrary to what you might believe, no one is immune. The key is having the tools to deal with it.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve covered some really heavy topics, so last night I decided to give my brain a break and go back to a homeschool video.
Trust me. I needed the reprieve. It is mentally exhausting to think about the sort of things I talk about all the time. 😭
Let’s talk about fun. Keeping your kids excited and interested by doing fun activities is a must when it comes to homeschooling. But let’s talk about the other side of that – when your “fun” starts to take away from your child’s education.
Today is my last video in my Relaxed Homeschooling series…for now. Over the past few weeks I’ve shared how we approach language arts, math, and social studies. Today I’m tackling science.
Always remember that your child’s education need not look a thing like school. In fact, we don’t use any textbooks at all to cover social studies or science, the two main subjects that people feel chained to textbooks for.
I hope you gain some new ideas (if you’re looking for new ideas 😉)!
Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of “clean with me” videos come up in my YouTube feed. While I could never make a video like that myself (I wouldn’t have the patience!), they gave me an idea.
People are always asking me how I do my homeschool planning, so today I shared a video of me planning next week’s homeschool activities.
I hope you enjoy it!
Although any subject can be easily covered with relaxed homeschooling, my absolute favorites to approach in this manner are social studies (history, geography, civics, etc.) and science.
Today on my channel, I shared how we tackle social studies with ZERO textbooks. Let me tell you, when I was in school, I HATED history. Now I’ve realized that it wasn’t the subject. It was the mind-numbing textbooks we had to use.
I love homeschooling. 🤗
The whiteboard is one of the most underrated homeschool tools. Not only are they great for teaching (obviously!), but they’re also crucial in our family for keeping order to our day.
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite homeschool hacks. Anything that helps me keep my sanity deserves to be on the A-list. 😉