Why Notebooking Works, even for Older Students

At this point in my homeschooling journey, my heart is to put my cyber arms around the folks who are just starting, or having rocky starts with transitioning to homeschooling. So many give up after the first year, or when their experience does not match all the blogs, vlogs, and IG photos they see on […]

My Third Time Through High School

My last cycle of high school history with my last high schooler. I need a moment. The question, “So, what grade are you in?” is often an interesting one for a homeschooled kid. The truth is that we have been in 9th grade, with the exception of wrapping up 8th grade science and history. Grammar? […]

Notebooking the (Homeschool) Day Away

One of my favorite blog-hopping activities is to check out certain blogs and get ideas, especially from kinesthetically (hands-on) oriented bloggers.   As a visual learner, I sometimes forget to add in components to our day that allow the busy little hands that belong to our youngest a chance to move! There are homes that thrive […]

Our School in a Notebook

Not too long ago, I read a great article from a friend on recognizing and recuperating from homeschool burnout.    I’ve had that season in my life, but what struck me in reading through her post this time was a quote from Miss Charlotte Mason: The object of children’s literary studies is not to give them precise […]

10 Ways to Customize Your Curriculum and Cut Costs–Part 2

I committed to writing a part 2, or sorts, to suggest ideas for older students.   There are realities of life and new expectations as children grow, whether they attend college or decide upon another route.   They must be able to articulate themselves in written and oral format.   I will boldly state that any curriculum that […]

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