Category: My Favorite Things

Empower Your Homeschoolers in the Kitchen — Simple, Fast Instant Pot Dessert

Empower Your Homeschoolers in the Kitchen — Simple, Fast Instant Pot Dessert

I have a love/hate relationship with teaching kids to cook.  I mean, no child of mine will leave my house without knowing how to cook tasty, nourishing food for themselves.  That’s just Life Skills 101, y’know?  But at the same time, guiding your kids to […]

Bring History to Life in Your Homeschool With These Biographies

Bring History to Life in Your Homeschool With These Biographies

Textbooks can be so stale, especially when it comes to historical figures.  There’s nothing like a well-written biography full of pictures to help your kiddos get to know people from the past.  After all, they were real people who lived real lives full of color […]

3 Resources to Refresh Yourself, Homeschool Mama

3 Resources to Refresh Yourself, Homeschool Mama

Homeschooling is all about giving.  We give our time, energy, mental resources, emotional strength and — if you’re pregnant or nursing a baby — our physical selves.  While giving makes us happy, we only have so much capacity.  It is imperative that we recognize the […]

My 6 Favorite Tools for Nature Study Success – Part 2

My 6 Favorite Tools for Nature Study Success – Part 2

Nature Study Favorites At its most basic, Nature Study requires only your senses, a willingness to slow down to use them, and a bit of time.  With the addition of a few carefully chosen tools, however, it can become a rich source of learning and […]

My 6 Favorite Tools for Nature Study Success – Part 1

My 6 Favorite Tools for Nature Study Success – Part 1

Nature Study Favorites At its most basic, Nature Study requires only your senses, a willingness to slow down to use them, and a bit of time.  With the addition of a few carefully chosen tools, however, it can become a rich source of learning and […]

Birding Curriculum – Top Picks From a Bird Nerd – Part 3

Birding Curriculum – Top Picks From a Bird Nerd – Part 3

After learning that we really enjoy bird watching and then expanding the enjoyment into full-fledged learning, I realized I wanted to go beyond feeding the birds I already saw.  I wanted to attract birds I knew would be in our area but had not yet […]

4 Reasons to Try “Life of Fred”

4 Reasons to Try “Life of Fred”

Have you heard about the Life of Fred series? I hadn’t until last year.  The reviews this series got from homeschool parents (especially parents of struggling math students) were pretty much universally positive. It was touted as the series that got math-phobic kids excited about […]

Birding Curriculum – Top Picks From a Bird Nerd – Part 2

Birding Curriculum – Top Picks From a Bird Nerd – Part 2

In the last post on incorporating birdwatching into our homeschool rhythm, I mentioned how this was an unintentional addition.  More happenstance, really.  But once we started reading and observing birds on a daily basis, they truly began to change our approach to life. That sounds […]

Why We Have Amazon Links – Sharing is Caring

Why We Have Amazon Links – Sharing is Caring

How many times have you been talking to a homeschool friend, heard about a book or game or art supply or something that sounds awesome?  And then you’re scrambling for your phone to make a note of it so you don’t forget.  And then life […]

Birding Curriculum: Top Picks From a Bird Nerd – Part 1

Birding Curriculum: Top Picks From a Bird Nerd – Part 1

When we moved into our current home four years ago, it was our first actual house.  A house with a yard and some trees.  A house with a yard and some trees surrounded by other houses with yards and trees.  This is actually worthy of […]

School Supplies: Mind Your Own Beeswax!

School Supplies: Mind Your Own Beeswax!

Literally! When you spend as much time drawing and coloring with crayons as parents of littles do, it’s lovely to use crayons that actually feel nice.  That may sound like an odd  statement.  I had never used beeswax crayons until a few years ago, but […]