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.

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.

Our Notebooking Plans for This Year | 7 Kids

Notebooking has played a role in our homeschool for several years now, but how we use it is ever changing. Today I shared what it will look like for us this year compared to how we had previously been doing it. I love the flexibility of homeschooling.

2020/2021 Relaxed Homeschool Routine and Curriculum for 7 Kids!

Since our first day #backtohomeschool is now three days away, today I posted our planned routine and curriculum for the 7 school age kids I have left. It feels like only yesterday I was still homeschooling 10. Time really does fly.

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.

How to Homeschool Kindergarten in 30 Minutes or Less

Thinking about homeschooling? Don’t let those social media posts about parents spending over an hour on one kindergarten worksheet with their child scare you. Real life homeschooling doesn’t look anything like that. In fact, homeschooling kindergarten can be finished in 30 minutes or less. There is no reason in the world for a 5-year-old to be sitting for several hours a day doing worksheets.

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.

Most Late Readers Are NOT Learning Disabled

We live in a world that assumes that anyone who deviates from the established school timeline “has something wrong” with them. Late readers are a large portion of this group.

What if I were to tell you that not all late readers have a learning disability? What if I were to tell you that MOST late readers do not have a learning disability?

It’s time to stop looking at children as inanimate science experiments and treat them as the unique individuals they are.