#justrest

It’s Monday again… this time I am determined to NOT be a maniac! This time I’m determined to begin my week from rest. There’s a lot of talk about that lately.  Have you noticed all the books out there about it?  I’ve heard so many great things about several of them, but sadly I haven’t Read More …

Bi-Polar Mondays (AKA Manic Mondays)

As I start each school week, I have to admit that I usually don’t have a great attitude about Mondays.  Mornings and Mondays have about the same appeal to me…and it’s not good! I usually describe my day as a frenzied mess. You’d think that after a weekend I’d be all rested and ready to Read More …

Just In: Science Lesson Guide – Ecology & Biomes

What are you doing for science? Do you feel that you could do better when it comes to science?  I know many homeschool families that just feel a bit lost with science at home.  I’ve struggled with decisions about using a textbook or set curriculum or if I should just let my kids explore the Read More …

Challenge A – Canada Maps

Revised & Re-posted…. The first Geography adventure for Challenge A is to learn the geography of Canada.  You would think that we Americans would know about our neighbors to the north, but I was surprised at how much I had never heard of!   I challenged myself to learn the geography along with my son Read More …

FREE: History Through Art & Music

Art & Music History Study In Challenge 2 (at Classical Conversations) the students begin a journey of learning history through the eyes of the artists and composers of the past.  It’s an amazing way of learning history.  Art and music is always an expression of the culture of the time, so why not look to Read More …

How To: Teach Independence and Ownership

As the school year starts (for us it’s already started!), I usually begin with thoughts of a better year.  Better organization, better routines, better attitudes, better…better… Lofty are my plans, but the execution of them is often a sudden reminder of my limits as one person.  We just can’t do it all, right? One thing Read More …

History Lesson Guides – and why your kids should cook!

Trying to figure out what to do for HISTORY?  Need help making lesson plans? Keep reading! So basically I’ve been just as busy as you have probably been, and I can’t seem to just get it all done.  Ever feel like that?  Why is it that we think summer is for relaxing and laying by Read More …

2016 Back to School Bash with Freebies

I am loving the 2016 Back to School Bash happening over at Not Consumed!  Kim Sorgius is an amazing homeschooling mom with a wonderful blog full of awesome resources! Right now she is throwing a Back to School bash complete with freebies, giveaways, and loads of great tips and ideas.  I am so excited to Read More …

Survival Guide: Taking Baby to the Beach

I love the beach, but I had never been with a baby or young toddler!  So when we were given the opportunity to travel to my favorite beach destination with my parents I was both elated and a bit worried.  The best part of the beach is sitting with my feet in the sand, a Read More …

How To: Plan Your Summer Lessons

School in the Summer??  What?? Why should I do school in the summer? Take bigger breaks through the year! Many homeschooling families have found that they enjoy a more relaxed year-round schedule rather than following the typical school calendar.  I have always done some school through the summer.  During the regular school year we took Read More …