How Can I Afford to Stay Home and Homeschool

A big apprehension when people are thinking of homescooling is  “how can I afford to homeschool?” I assume the concern is not only buying the supplies but most people will assume they cant work.  A saying my husband and I like to say is “choose your hard”. Life is not easy, there are always road bumps with every choice you […]

How to Start Homeschooling in Texas

If you are thinking about homeschooling and you live in Texas then your in the right state. Homeschool laws are set by each state so the rules are going to apply to the whole state of Texas. Lets break down what you need to do to get started. Homeschool Laws In 1994 a homeschool law was passed giving us homeschoolers […]

Leaving Michael Clay Thompson – For Now

As you can see from the title I am sharing some thoughtsand our real life experienced using the Michael Cay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum. I will also share why we are choosing not to use it this year. I wont structure this post like most of my curriculum reviews because its really not a review. Im sharing our experience and […]

Best Homeschool Gift Guide 2022

Have you ever wanted to contribute to your loved ones homeschool but just dont know what will benefit them most? I put alot of thought into this and came up with a wonderful homeschool gift guide as a jumping off point. I dont know about everyone else but most people are pretty particular and do alot of research into what […]

10 Easy First Day of Homeschool Traditions

Make a special breakfast Go out for a special breakfast All about me interview First day pictures Decorate Announce them in New school supplies Field trip Start a big project Start a read aloud Make a Special Breakfast This seems like a no brainer. Its easy, you likely already have all the ingredients, and kids will get excited over a […]

How To Organize Homeschool Books

Books are a staple in most homeschool homes but it can get overwhelming and I know that by experience! The organizational method that works best for homeschool books is shelving by subject. This method is going to make it easy for your children to find certain books and utilize your home library more often and easily By Subject vs Alphabetical […]

Can I Switch Homeschool Curriculum

As we approach the first day of school something noticeably different was happening this year. Very little of my time was spent frantically researching curriculum. I have spent lots of time trying new things, switching curriculum, and asking other homeschoolers what they suggest.  It’s comforting really, to be fairly confident in what we are doing. So I wanted to share […]

How To Get An Independent Homeschooler

I have a 4th grader now that I can see is capable and desiring a little more independence so that is something we will be working on this school year, becoming a more independent homeschooler. A fourth grader! I cant believe it, I mean I can because its been a long road but also, I cant. This would be her […]

Math Mammoth Blue Series Curriculum Review

Math Mammoth is a company that offers complete math curriculum. Offered as downloads or printed books (your choice). Math Mammoth also offers supplemental material as well and that is what we will be talking about today, the “BLUE SERIES”. I hadn’t seen alot of reviews on the blue series at Math Mammoth. When when you visit their website honestly its […]

2021 – 2022 Third Grade Year End Review

Hello again! I’m excited to share this third grade curriculum year end review. Third grade brought a lot of change and new things. Third grade brought new unexplored challenges and proved and quite exciting! I very much enjoyed teaching and learning alongside my third grader this year. This was the first year my daughter’s main focus was not on learning […]