The art of juggling for work-at-homeschooling moms

I've been a work-at-home mom since the moment I became a mom—by choice, by necessity, by calling. I've also known I wanted to homeschool my kids since I was 16 years old. Reconciling those two things has not always been so easy, though. Any homeschool mom will tell you that homeschooling is basically a full-time…

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How Leadership Education is changing our homeschool

In addition to reprioritizing, one of my top personal goals while we were in Florida in May was to complete the Focus & Align Masterclass. I was reminded through that process that while academics are definitely one of my top goals, book work isn't. As I went through the class, I thought these seven guiding rules would…

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The art of juggling for work-at-homeschooling moms

I've been a work-at-home mom since the moment I became a mom—by choice, by necessity, by calling. I've also known I wanted to homeschool my kids since I was 16 years old. Reconciling those two things has not always been so easy, though. Any homeschool mom will tell you that homeschooling is basically a full-time…

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The book that makes it possible to Give Your Child the World

In what feels almost like another lifetime (and probably was in internet years!), I had the privilege of working with an amazing team of bloggers at Simple Living Media, founded by Tsh Oxenreider of Simple Mom (now The Art of Simple). One of those bloggers was Jamie Martin, the editor of Simple Homeschool and the author of two of…

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What’s your rule of six {or seven}?

Sarah Mackenzie is quickly becoming a household name among homeschoolers, and for good reason...despite the fact that she's still in the thick of homeschooling (and raising toddlers!), she teaches with wisdom, humility, and joy and inspires us to "teach from rest" by her words and example. I've been a member of her Read-Aloud Revival membership site for…

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Remember, Classical Conversations is just ONE option

We spent our week at a 3-day Classical Conversations practicum, so I'm thinking a lot about the decisions we make for our children's education and our vision for the future. I'll share more about that in the coming weeks, but today I'm revisiting this post because I think it's an important one!  At this point, our family plans…

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What is a classical Christian education?

Each summer we attend a Classical Conversations practicum, where my vision for our homeschool is strengthened, our kids get to do a fun academic camp, and I participate in training for my role as an Essentials tutor. This year we're participating in a practicum close to my mom's, and I've updated this post from a…

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Getting back into the school routine after the holidays and a new baby

We switched to a "school lite" routine in late October as we waited for Lucas to arrive "any day" {that day ended up being a full two weeks later than we expected!} and then dropped everything but math soon after. That means it's now been more than two months since we've done a "regular" amount…

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Why we don’t stress the sciences in elementary school {even though we think they’re important}

I recently shared my thoughts on a variety of language arts curricula and what has or does work for us as well as the importance of just reading good books. Several people asked if I'd be doing the same thing for other topics like math and science, but we really don't have a lot of experience with…

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The most important part of any language arts curriculum

Last month I shared my favorite language arts curriculum (and truly, I think there is so much good stuff to choose from!), but in my excitement over sharing the formal curriculum options available, I managed to skim over what I believe is the most important part of the subject: quality literature. Reading aloud, listening to audiobooks,…

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