How To Teach Math Without Worksheets

Three years ago as a new home school mom I had no idea I would end up with a child that would die a little inside each time she had to do a worksheet. So I had to come up with some alternatives. Here is the quick list RightStart Math Card Games Math Apps Books / Stories Household Projects Grocery […]

Using in our Homeschool

I want to share my experience with Outschool as a homeschool family. Outschool is an online platform that provides online classes for children 3-18 years old. They actually started out serving homeschoolers but soon found even public schooled children using them to supplement their schooling. I love outschool because it seems they have worked out all the kinks and is […]

How to teach finances to small children

I have always wanted to introduce finances at a young age but wasn’t sure quite how just yet. Its funny how the things we worry about or try to plan out perfectly, happen rather organically a lot of the time. Im going to share how a 8 year old and a pen full of chicken is teaching great lessons! My […]

How Long Does it Take to Homeschool

In short, not long. And definitely not as long as it would take if they were in public school. So let us not torture them with that expectation. I actually timed it today and real-life numbers were 45 minutes for my kindergartner and 1 1/2 hours for my 2nd grader. Now, these are subjects we have to tackle individually so […]

9 Indoor Educational Activities for Kids

Ok yall, we are in Texas and we are forecast to have a hard freeze in the next few days. We are not used to that here in south Texas and honestly Im not quite sure what qualifies as a hard freeze but that’s what the meteorologist said so I believe him. I will also be staying home and not […]

Teaching My Kindergartner How to Read

So you’re doing what seems like the most terrifying thing on earth, That will decide if your child will fail or succeed in life? Teaching a kindergartener how to read.  Ok so that is a little dramatic but that’s what it felt like when I had the task of teaching my oldest child to read. It was dramatic,  stressful, and […]

About Me

Hello! My name is Rachel. My two daughters, husband, and I live in the Lone Star State. Our homeschool journey started about 3 and a half years ago when I put my oldest daughter in full time school for about 3 months and realized it wasnt for us. On this journey I have realized I am learning right along with […]