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.

What I’ve Learned About Housekeeping While Homeschooling

Before we started homeschooling, I was a complete neat freak, and I prided myself on it. Making the transition to having my kids home all the time meant making some changes not only to my routine, but to my expectation of perfection.

Today on my channel, I shared a video from my Patreon archives: What I’ve Learned About Housekeeping While Homeschooling.

Organized Chaos in Your Homeschool: It’s a GOOD Thing

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!

I purposely kept today’s video short because I know most of us are going to be busy, busy, busy today. 🙂

When you mention the words “chaos” and “homeschool” together, most would automatically assume the combination is a bad idea, and they’d be right.

But what if I told you that ORGANIZED chaos is a whole different ballgame?

Let’s Talk About What’s Actually Classified as Homeschooling

This is the last post/video I’ll be making on this topic (unless it becomes necessary), but I just wanted to share with you this fantastic article on deciphering what is classified as homeschooling and what is not.

The author, Tina Hollenbeck, is so thorough, and she perfectly described WHY the distinction is important.

Homeschooling Is for EVERY Child

It’s time to get something straight – there is no child that isn’t a “good fit” for homeschooling. This is a notion brought on by generations of social conditioning. Parents were the primary educators of their children for THOUSANDS OF YEARS. School as we know it has been but a blink of an eye.

It is natural for children to be home. It is natural for kids to be with their families. The problem we face is that we’ve been trained to forget this.

Homeschoolers, Be on the Alert for This…

As homeschool parents, we have people like HSLDA and the homeschool pioneers to thank for the freedom we have today. Just a few decades ago, homeschooling wasn’t as accessible as it is today. In fact, it wasn’t even legalized in every state until 1989.
It’s so important to not take what others have done before us for granted.

That’s why when you get requests like THIS, you need to think about the possible repercussions before accepting them.

Historical Fiction Books with a Dash of Science!

As a relaxed homeschool mom of many, finding ways to pack as much learning into shorter lessons has become my “specialty.” When you have as many kids as I do, spending 6 hours a day doing homeschooling lessons just isn’t possible, or even desirable if I’m going to be honest! Continue reading “Historical Fiction Books with a Dash of Science!”

I Was Wrong About School…

Okay, I’ll admit it when I’m wrong about something, so it’s time for me to come clean today:

I was wrong about school.

When it comes to homeschool bloggers, I have been one of the most vocal opponents to the public education system.

That hasn’t changed.  Continue reading “I Was Wrong About School…”

10 Reasons Why You Don’t Need a Teaching Degree to Homeschool

Several times a year without fail, I have a conversation with someone that goes something like this:

So where do your kids go to school?

We homeschool.

Are you a teacher?

No.

Do you have a teaching degree?

No.

Then, are you qualified to teach your children?

Sigh.   Continue reading “10 Reasons Why You Don’t Need a Teaching Degree to Homeschool”

A Relaxed Homeschool Approach to KONOS Character Curriculum

I cannot even begin to count the number of times I have mentioned KONOS Character Curriculum on my blog. This unit study resource is not only just about my favorite tool in our homeschool, but it’s also a symbol.

You see, after I burned out, sent my kids back to school, and then withdrew them again, KONOS was the first curriculum I used after I finally decided to never replicate school again.

Ever.  Continue reading “A Relaxed Homeschool Approach to KONOS Character Curriculum”