Budget-Friendly Hair and Skincare that is Healthier for Your Family and the Earth!

Do you want to use “cleaner” and “greener” products on your family’s skin and hair? Let me share some low-cost options that are super clean and super budget-friendly!

How Much Time Does it Take to Homeschool?

Homeschooling is a big time commitment, so it makes sense that many people who are considering homeschool wonder how much time it takes. The answer is that it varies tremendously based on many factors. The beauty of homeschool is that it is individual, and so every homeschool looks different. How many children are you homeschooling?Continue reading “How Much Time Does it Take to Homeschool?”

Adorable Crafts for Books! Old Macdonald Had a Farm (with FREE pattern!)

Learn how to make these cute finger puppets that go along with Old MacDonald Had a Farm. Includes FREE pattern!

What Are the Requirements for Homeschooling?

The laws governing homeschool vary state by state. Some states regulate homeschooling quite a bit and require record keeping and standardized testing. Other states are completely hands-off and require nothing at all. Before you start homeschooling, make sure you know what your state requires. If you are just starting out on your homeschool journey, thereContinue reading “What Are the Requirements for Homeschooling?”

How to Homeschool with Toddlers (or Get Something Else Done – Like Laundry, or Dishes, or Going to the Bathroom Alone)

Toddlers. Opinionated. Willful. Energetic. Emotional. And so demanding. I love toddlers. They are so much fun. But they can really make life challenging at times, including homeschool life. I’m not going to lie, it can be remarkably frustrating to be trying to diagram a sentence with an older child when your toddler decides to writeContinue reading “How to Homeschool with Toddlers (or Get Something Else Done – Like Laundry, or Dishes, or Going to the Bathroom Alone)”

Homeschooling: What About the S Word? (Socialization)

When people talk to me about homeschool, the question that almost everyone asks is, what about socialization? If you are reading this because you are thinking about homeschool, I’ll be honest with you – the socialization thing is a challenge. It’s a challenge in a good way, though. I’ll explain more what I mean byContinue reading “Homeschooling: What About the S Word? (Socialization)”

15 Fabulous Children’s Books About Slavery

This collection of stories are excellent read-alouds for young and old. Most of them are true stories and give a lot of insight into the lives of slaves in America. Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter I love this story! Tells the legend of Peg Leg Joe who helped lead slaves to freedom alongContinue reading “15 Fabulous Children’s Books About Slavery”

The Fun, Easy, and Quick Way to Teach Your Child to Read at Home: Part 1

Teaching reading is probably the most important part of a child’s early education, but for some parents, it is also the most daunting. After all, most of us were very young when we learned to read ourselves, and we may not quite remember how it was done. Today I want to offer you this reassurance:Continue reading “The Fun, Easy, and Quick Way to Teach Your Child to Read at Home: Part 1”

13 Inspiring Children’s Books About the Civil Rights Movement

This is a list of living books that tell the stories of the people and events of the Civil Rights Movement. While these are picture books, they are stories that all ages can appreciate. Some of my very favorite children’s books are on this list because they tell such inspiring stories of courage and determination.Continue reading “13 Inspiring Children’s Books About the Civil Rights Movement”