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
This post is done in collaboration with study.com. As always, opinions are my own! Teaching math is one of those big scary subjects in homeschooling. Most people I know either don't like math or don't think they are good at math. When you are homeschooling, teaching math is obviously a requirement, so when you fall into one of those two categories, it can show. We all want our kids to know … [Read more...] about Teaching Math – When you need Extra Help!
We have made it to the end of the homeschool year! I'm sure you are just as happy as I am. But, since we are at the end of the year, we need to start thinking about going through our homeschool materials. It is the perfect time to spring clean your homeschool! When we talked about going through old homeschool materials and figuring out if we could sell them or not, we were mainly … [Read more...] about How to Spring Clean your Homeschool
The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magin in Homeschool, Learning, and Life by Julie Bogart is one of those amazing books that you have to sit on for a while to really process all the information in it. That is exactly what I did. I actually first heard about Julie back at the beginning of 2017. I was trying to figure out how I could help Emma get better at spelling. It seemed like she could … [Read more...] about The Brave Learner – A Review
Just picture it. You have your homeschool day all planned out. It isn't too much, but enough to challenge your kids. You start with a nice breakfast and try to do all the things the "experts" say you should do in order to have the picture perfect homeschool day. But then, your youngest goes on a tear through the house destroying everything in her path, your son definitely woke up on the wrong … [Read more...] about Everything You Need to Know about Big Emotions in Homeschooling