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10 Things to Know about Homeschooling: Q&A with Annby  

Here are answers to 10 things you will want to know about homeschooling, including how much it costs, whether it’s safer, what to expect, and more.

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8 Ways to Keep Kids Learning Over the Summerby  

How do you keep kids learning over the summer? Here are 8 ways to foster lifelong learning (and have fun doing it!).

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The Busy Mom’s Guide to Fast, Easy & Healthy Back-to-School Breakfasts {with 70 recipes!}by  

With back-to-school already in full swing for some Americans, and starting up in less than 4 weeks here in Canada, it seemed like we should talk about breakfasts for those busy school mornings. Especially for those that need to get... Read More

One Small Change: Frugal and Simple Behavior Incentivesby  

Want to ditch the chore charts? Check out Michele's frugal and simple behavior incentives! By contributing writer, Michele of Frugal Granola In the midst of an overwhelming parenting season, I made one small but drastic change: I eliminated our chaos... Read More

Day in the Life of a Family of Six, Traveling Around the Worldby  

Seeing as our family is currently traveling around the world for a year, one might think that our lives are never-ending adventure, a continual parade of exotic days, unimaginable experiences, and all around pretty darn romantic. Occasionally, that feels true... Read More

5 Tips for Planning Healthy Lunches Kids Love!by  

By Kelly, Contributing Writer Back-to-school season is almost here! And whether you homeschool, or your children attend school outside of the home, having a plan for what to serve (or pack) for lunch makes getting ready for the busy school... Read More

31+ Fun & Frugal Thanksgiving Activities & Freebies for Kidsby  

By Crystal Paine, Contributing Writer Looking for some inexpensive and simple Thanksgiving-related activities for your tots, preschoolers, or grade schoolers? I've culled the internet and put together a list of over 31 of my favorite Thanksgiving-themed activity ideas, plus a... Read More

A Day in the Life: Work-At-Home Mom with 3 Kids (4.5, 3, 1 and pregnant)by  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer I'm a busy mom. Obviously I'm not alone!  Is there really a way to be a mom and not be busy?  Probably not.  I guess if you're rich and you can afford a live-in nanny...but... Read More

Day in the Life: Stacy (Preacher’s wife and homeschool mom of an 11, 7, and 2 year old)by  

  Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer I'm a little anxious about this post. You see, I'd really like for you all to think I have it all together. But I don't. There's also the underlying fact that I am... Read More

Homeschooling: You Can Do It Tooby  

This giveaway has ended. Winners to be announced shortly.* This summer I was a part of an ebook project that I wish I could have read when I first began homeschooling. "You can do it too: 25 homeschool families share... Read More

A Homeschooling Conversation with Susan Wise Bauer: Frustrated Kids, Making Changes, and When It’s Time for a Breakby  

  The other week, I shared the first of this two-part interview with Susan Wise Bauer. She is the author of Story of the World, co-author of The Well Trained Mind, and she runs Peace Hill Press, which puts out... Read More

A Homeschooling Conversation with Susan Wise Bauer: Advice for Newbies, Curriculum and Terrible, No-Good Daysby  

Ever wished you could have your homeschooling questions answered by someone far more experienced than yourself? Me too. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to do just that. Together with four sweet blogging friends (Tsh, Jessica, Mandi and Heidi,... Read More

Why Our Family Leans Towards Classical Educationby  

If you currently homeschool, or have spent any amount of time looking into it, you'll know that there is a veritable smorgasbord of theories and methods out there. For our family, although we still throw in a few eclectic options and have... Read More

September at Our Homeby  

I can hardly believe that fall is upon us already, but the beautiful crimson leaves outside my window attest to the fact that it's true. I am always sad to see the summer go, especially since we had such a... Read More

Seven Strategies for Home Schooling Momsby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Guest Writer When my oldest child was three years old, I began one of the most exciting and stretching challenges of my life.  I started home schooling.  Fifteen years later, I am teaching children in the... Read More

Project-Based Homeschoolingby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer This year is going to be our first year homeschooling. I'm excited! My first is finally 3.5 years old, meaning she's old enough for "preschool" now. She also has a strong interest in learning,... Read More

How a Visual Schedule is Bringing Order to Our Homeby  

Inspired by Simple Homeschool's article on Creating a Visual Schedule for Kids, I realized that this was exactly what our home needed to bring some much-desired peace and order to our days. Too many times each day, I was being... Read More

Homeschooling Throughout the Summerby  

Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer When I tell people that we homeschool year round, I usually get one of two responses.  I often hear from homeschooling families, “Oh, we try to do that, too.”  And then I often hear,... Read More

A Suburban Nature Walkby  

Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer Using “suburban” and “nature” in the same sentence may feel awkward for some of us. Depending on the neighborhood you live in, it may be a task that appears completely daunting or even impossible. ... Read More

Camping With Family: Enjoying Creation and Simple Living Togetherby  

Photo credit Vlad and Marina Butsky Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer I’m so excited because next week is our family’s first real camping trip!  We bought a big family-sized tent because, well, we have a big family.  And all... Read More

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