Lapbooking | A Creative Alternative to Notebooking

Does the idea of #notebooking appeal to you, but not so much to your kids? The fact is, a lot of children, especially younger children, can get pretty intimidated by what seems like a lot of writing to them. Perhaps what you need to try is notebooking’s cousin, #lapbooking!

In this video, I referenced another video where I shared a lapbook we made for a Switzerland unit study. I re-watched the older video after I recorded this, and it inspired me to start lapbooking again with my kids, so you know what we’ll be doing after break.

Homeschooling 101: No Questions Should Be Off Limits

How many times have you heard stories about kids who were disciplined in school for asking the wrong questions? Unfortunately, sometimes we #homeschool parents can fall into the same trap of being dismissive of territory we don’t particularly wish to tread. As uncomfortable as some topics can make us when discussing them with our kids, when it comes to #homeschooling, no questions should be off limits.

How to Start Homeschooling | Tips from a Mom of 11

Although I have an extensive playlist on how to get started #homeschooling, I know that it would be helpful for some people to at least have a basic outline of what to do all in one video. Today’s video will give you an idea of where to start, what to do, and how to do it. I hope it’s helpful for you!

Large Family Homeschooling: How to Make It Work

One of the first questions I usually hear from people when they discover that I’m a #homeschooling mom of eleven is: How do you #homeschool so many kids? For starters, since I have four adult children, I’m not homeschooling eleven, although I was homeschooling ten at one point. Right now, I have seven school age children, which I realize is still a lot to some people. 😉 There are a few things I’ve learned over the past twelve years that have really helped me to realize that not only can large family homeschooling work, but it can be the best thing you ever did for your kids.

Homeschooling 101 | My Child Has No Interests

There can be fewer things more frustrating for a #homeschooling parent than to excitedly allow our children time for self-directed learning only to discover that they don’t seem to be interested in ANYTHING. While I don’t have a foolproof solution to this, I am going to share some wisdom I gained during our #unschooling years.