Maybe you're thinking a birdwatching outing is a bit much right now. Two words - backyard birdwatching. Before you buy a bird feeder, there are few things to know. But since this is a homeschool blog, I've got a few different options for making your own bird feeder with kids and a handy printable on... Continue Reading →
So you want to start nature studies. But maybe you don't know what topic to start with. Why not try bird watching? Too intimidating? I thought so too. At first. I live near two bird sanctuaries. Which means, not only are there a lot of birds, there are also lots of bird watching fanatics nearby.... Continue Reading →
Post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure page for details. Being a techie homeschool doesn't mean we skip Nature Study. We love the outdoors. We've been patiently waiting for the rain to stop (because we lack rain gear, odd if you knew how much it rains here) so we can head outside. If you follow... Continue Reading →
I've been quite on the blog partly because we took a mini-vacation and partly because I was hit hard with health issues. I have fibromyalgia, endometriosis and chronic migraines. Pain is a real part of my everyday world. But despite my chronic illness I am determined to homeschool my child while running my own business. If... Continue Reading →
I'll be honest, we took an unexpected week off, while I tried to figure out my new work/homeschool balance. We're still re-adjusting but we're starting to get back into the swing of things. One thing that helped me was simplifying our homeschool. I've made more than one homeschool mistake along the way. My Homeschool Mistake #1: Doing... Continue Reading →
I was going to write about the importance of professional/personal development but then something happened that reminded me of a more important topic - community. Out of the blue, I got a tweet from an old friend about burgers. It set off a chain reaction of Twitter friends tweeting about needing to get together again.... Continue Reading →
If you've been following my blog you've heard me mention my goal of starting to sell online unit studies. It's happened! I have published my first online unit study all about Saint Patrick's Day. Best part - it's FREE! My goal is to publish two unit studies a month - one short, one longer. Shorter unit... Continue Reading →
Most entrepreneurs consider outsourcing at some point. This past week was my moment. It has been incredibly busy and exhausting. It all started last Wednesday when I took a webinar and realised my website was not living up to its full potential. Hence the mass changes. Knowing I could not do it all, I looked... Continue Reading →
If you're unfamiliar with The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas let me just tell you it's a wealth of information put out by iHomeschool Network. It's a collection of homeschool moms sharing about their experiences on a variety of homeschool topics. Volume 1 is written by 55 moms and covers 103 topics. Volume 2 is written by 38 moms talking and covers 58 topics.
I think it's important that homeschool parents are honest about our lives. It's a tough gig and often times we focus on the good without reflecting on what our homes really look like.