Homeschooling 101 | All About Copywork

Believe it or not, I didn’t use copywork until we had already been #homeschooling for several years. I had heard of it, but I never understand not only what an asset it can be, but how much it can simplify your #homeschool routine.

If you’ve either never heard of or never used copywork, then this video is for you.

Large Family Homeschool Nature Study Vlog | At the Canal!

It was FINALLY warm enough today for us to take a long walk at the canal. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do since June. Join us for our informal, relaxed nature study trip.

Public School Taught Me How NOT to Homeschool

I remember a debate that I once had with someone who made the comment that, were in not for my public school experience, I wouldn’t even know how to #homeschool. They were right.

Just not in the way that they think.

How I Teach Reading | Homeschooling Mom of 11

This video was originally recorded for my  VIP and MVP patrons on Patreon back in November. If you’d like to gain access to monthly unit studies, book lists, videos that are available exclusively to patrons for 6 months or more, and two homeschool consultations, visit my Patreon page to find out how!

Teaching your child to read doesn’t have to be time-consuming, complicated, or stressful. I remember when I started #homeschooling, this was the thing that worried me most: what if I fail at teaching my kids to read? We get so hung up on how schools do things that we forget that parents have always been their children’s first teachers.

I taught my kids to read, and you can, too!

Our Sherlock Curriculum (and other unconventional homeschooling ideas)

I often say how important it is to incorporate your child’s interests into their #homeschool curriculum, especially during the teenage years. While some kids may naturally take to a self-directed way of learning, some kids really do need or want the additional structure of a more formal learning style. If you have a child like this, no need to worry! You can still incorporate your child’s interests into their learning (no matter the topic). It simply takes a bit of brainstorming and planning.

Our NEW Homeschool Routine for 2021 | 7 KIDS!!

This is our last week of our 6-week break, and I’m going to be honest – I have NOT been looking forward to starting back up again like I normally am. Since I didn’t want my kids to sense my lack of enthusiasm, I’ve been racking my brains to figure out what needs to happen.

I think I’ve got it – a newly tweaked routine.

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 Art and Music with Living Books

I can’t believe I made a whole series about #homeschooling with living books and totally missed art and music. Duh! You don’t need to spend a ton of money or replicate school in order to get a comprehensive education in these subjects.