Teaching My Children to Question the Narrative

As someone who is very vocal about questioning the narrative, I’ve had many people ask for advice on how to teach our children to do the same. Here’s one example of what we’re doing right now.

How to Have a Relaxed Read-Aloud Time

As my family prepares for the start to our new homeschool year next week, I’ve been thinking about the impact read-alouds have had on us for going on 13 years now. I know some parents are a little intimidated at the thought of having a read-aloud routine, so today I’m sharing some tips on how to relax this time together.

Homeschool FAQs: Can We Start Homeschooling Mid-Year?

It’s been a while since I added a new video to my Homeschool FAQs series, so I thought I was about due. People often ask me if they can (or even should) pull their kids from school mid-year in order to homeschool. Here’s my two cents.

My New SCHOOLNEST Homeschool Planning and Timeline Notebooks

We just had our homeschool evaluations yesterday, so now I’m ready to start thinking about next year (okay…next MONTH). I decided to change up my homeschool planner this year from the generic composition book I usually use to something more interesting – a homeschool planning notebook. While I was ordering the notebook, I saw these cute timeline notebooks recommended, and the rest is history!

Every Day’s a School Day (Supporting Self-Directed Learning)

In today’s video, I’m hoping to clear up the misconception that #homeschooling always has to look like school at home by sharing some tips on how to support self-directed learning.

Our Seasonal Homeschool Plan and Curriculum- 2021/2022

As this #homeschool year winds down, I’m finding myself already getting excited over my new seasonal #homeschooling plan for the new year. Today I’m sharing our plan and curriculum.

Is There a Typical Homeschool Day?

I remember when I started homeschooling. I desperately wanted to see some examples of a typical #homeschool day, but every time I searched, I kept seeing the same thing: THERE IS NO TYPICAL HOMESCHOOL DAY.

I’ll be honest, that discouraged me a little bit. As lovely as blissful, spontaneous days sound, some of us NEED structure – even if it’s only a little bit, and there’s NOTHING wrong with that.

Fun-Schooling Math Mysteries (Minecraft) and Classic Children’s Copywork (Cursive)

I ordered a couple other books for our upcoming #homeschooling year. Fun-Schooling Math Mysteries and Classic Children’s Copywork, so today I’m just sharing a sneak peek.