Well, guys, we did it, we finally had our first day of homeschool. I say finally because it seems like we started so much later than we normally do - even though we homeschool year-round. Usually, we try to have an "official" first day somewhere at the beginning of August, or the second week in August. This year the kids wanted to go to Art Camp. That was later in the month of August, and we … [Read more...] about First Day of Homeschool + vlog
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I always loved the first day of school when I was growing up. The allure of new school supplies, and seeing friends that I hadn't seen all summer, were all so fun to me. I would pick out my outfit put all of my supplies in my backpack, and be on my way. There were lots of the first day of school traditions, but what about homeschool traditions? Even though your kids aren't going … [Read more...] about Homeschool Traditions for a Great 1st Day!
Recently Pam Barnhill revamped her entire Plan Your Year program and released it as a physical book. I was so excited about this! I have gone through Pam's Plan Your Year e-book in the past. However, I like having a physical book in front of me. When you look at the information and immediately see the action steps and worksheets, it is easier to move through the planning process. I know that … [Read more...] about Plan Your Year by Pam Barnhill Review
The new Erin Condren Teacher Planner is here! It is something that I honestly look forward to every year. This will be my 5th year using the Erin Condren Teacher Planner as a homeschool planner. I have tried a lot of homeschool planners over the years, but I keep coming back to this one. The quality, the functionality for my needs. It is partially customizable, and the parts that are teacher … [Read more...] about 2019-2020 Erin Condren Teacher Planner
Being an introverted mom is hard work. I didn't really ever think of myself as an introvert until several years after having children. Of course, growing up I knew that I enjoyed quiet time. My favorite hobby for as long as I can remember is to read. But, I was social, I went out with friends, I had fun at events. I didn't equate my daily afternoon quiet time after school as re-charging time … [Read more...] about Introverted Mom – Jamie C. Martin
Creating an inspiring homeschool environment is one of those tasks in homeschooling that we all are striving for. We all want to inspire a love of learning. You want to make sure that your kids have the tools and space they need in order to encourage that love of learning. But, how do you create an inspiring homeschool environment? And how do you do it without completely losing your mind … [Read more...] about How to Create an Inspiring Homeschool Environment