Category: All About Homeschooling!

Course For Teens on Happiness and Well-Being 0

Course on Happiness and Well-Being for Teens

Recently, our family decided to dive into a (free) course on happiness and well-being. It was most popular class in the history of Yale and is available free online at coursera.org. It was called “Psychology and the Good Life” and was first taught in the spring of 2018.  It is now called The Science of Well-Being – Stuff That Makes us Happy.  Nearly a quarter of all Yale undergraduates enrolled...

Free Printable 2020-2021 Calendar 0

Free 2020-2021 Calendar Printable

Grab this free printable 2020-2021 calendar! Today I wanted to share our (latest) free calendar printable, 2020-2021.  This free calendar printable covers 20 months (January 2020 through August 2021). It starts in January 2020 and includes the 2020-2021 school year through August 2021. I like having a calendar that includes the holidays, the change in seasons, and things like day light saving which is why I’ve been making my own...

Free Homeschool Planner Printables 0

FREE Homeschool Planner

New! Homeschool Planner Printable Booklet We now have two FREE Homeschool Planners. One version is a 1/2 sized printable Homeschool Planner booklet, the other has full-sized pages. Grab them both with the links below! With the holidays coming up, family coming into town, and more on our plate than ever before, I needed to get everything down on paper.  I wanted something slightly smaller than the normal homeschool planners I...

Dear Homeschool Mom - inspire motivate be passionate 0

Inspire and Motivate Your Kids!

Becoming passionate, inspiring educators! This summer, we did a camping trip in the Great Smoky Mountains. On the way there, we stopped at the Civil Rights Center in Greensboro, NC.  We read about the sit-ins before-hand, but it was incredible to be at the Woolworths where the 1960 sit-ins began. But that’s not what this post is about! This post is about being a passionate educator, inspiring others, and encouraging...

5 Things you Can Do Now to Prepare for the New Homeschool Year - Homeschooling 0

5 Things you Can Do Now to Prepare for the New Homeschool Year!

It is almost August. For some of us, school is still a few weeks away.  Others have started homeschooling or never stopped!  Regardless, we all would like to head into the new year more organized and ready to go, right?! Here are a few tips for getting off on the right foot: 1. Finalize Classes Make sure all the administrative things are taken care of for your homeschool.  For example,...

High School Homeschool Resource Guide - Subjects, Topics of Study - Grades 9-12 0

Free Resource Guide for Homeschooling in High School: Grades 9-12

Over the past few months, I’ve had quite a number of people contact me, asking if I had the Homeschool Resource Guide for High School, Grades 9-12, ready yet.  It is now available and like the other Curriculum Resource Guides for younger students, this is FREE to download! I hope it’s helpful! This free Homeschooling in High School Resource Guide for grades 9-12 will help you and your student figure...

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Homeschool Challenges – Organization, Schedules, and More!

As homeschoolers we wrestle with a lot of questions, issues, and challenges: planning, preparing, organizing, scheduling, juggling, managing (moods/squabbles) AND getting things done. Plus, we have the added challenge of having our kids watching us and learning from us every moment of the day! “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” ~John Cotton Dana As we look at a new year (or even when we look at the...

Free Spring Homeschool Planning Pages 0

Free Spring Homeschool Planning Pages

I am excited to share with you some bran-new spring planning pages. They’ve been add to our free 150+page Homeschool Planner! Over spring break, I’ve been doing a bit of homeschool organization. Not only have I gone through out books and pulled out things to donate, but also I printed out new pages for my homeschool planner and have been spending time planning out the last 6 or 7 weeks...

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Homeschool Life (Grades 5, 8, 10)

Life has been pretty busy since the homeschool conference, but I really wanted to leave a quick update about life in our homeschool. (If you have younger kids, scroll down to the bottom where I’ve linked to some similar posts from when the kids were in PreK, K, Grades 1, 2, 3 etc.!) History: This year for history, we have been focusing on the twentieth century. We have read a...

Free Homeschool Planning Guide 0

Free Homeschool Planning Guide

Free Homeschool Planner! (Newly Updated!) I have updated our (free) yearly homeschool planner to include a step-by-step guide on the homeschool planning process. This 50+ page packet is not as much a traditional Homeschool Planner as a tool for planning out the coming year.  It includes some of the questions to ask yourself (and your kids!) as you start planning out the coming year. It has you consider how the school...

Facts about homeschooling - How many homeschoolers are there Why do people homeschool What are some of the challenges of homeschooling - Do homeschoolers get into college 0

Facts about Homeschooling – How Many Homeschoolers are There? Do Homeschoolers Get into College? and more!

As people begin to look into homeschooling, they want to find out some basics: How many homeschoolers are there? What are the benefits and challenges of homeschooling?  Will my child be able to  get into college?  How will my kids do if they haven’t been to a formal school? What about socialization? Will they have enough friends? Let’s dig in to some of these common homeschool questions! How many homeschoolers...

Coming Clean about Cleaning 0

Homeschool Life – Coming Clean about Cleaning

I like having a clean and tidy house… or rather, I dream of having a clean and tidy house, but I have always found that to be a challenge.  My friends will lovingly tell me that the house has a normal “lived in” look.  But, to be honest, it’s been a struggle over the years… Just check out this picture of our dining room table… not exactly tidy, is it?...

Free Homeschool Planner - Weekly Homeschool Planning Pages and More 0

Free Homeschool Planner – 20-page Update Added!

This afternoon, I added in about 20 new pages to our free Homeschool Planner.  I have been adding to this file for ages because I change up my own homeschool planner frequently! This Homeschool Planner pdf is now well over 125+ pages! Recently, I’ve been printing out two pages for each week. One is a grid with 9 areas where I can jot down some notes about each subject area…...

Motivation and Control 0

Exploring Motivation, Control & Decision Making with the Kids

We are always trying to encourage our kids on this wonderful homeschool journey, right?! This semester we started off with a family discussion… a discussion that I hope will get to the heart of the kids’ own motivation, self-determination and the path they’ll/we’ll be creating for this semester. You guys know it, I am a planner. I am a curriculum creator… but when it comes to the day-to-day I am...