Simple Ways to Foster the Love of Reading for your Child

Disclosure: I received the product for free and was compensated for writing it. I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions are the honest opinions of my children or myself. Please read my full disclosure policy for more information. While we were given a free trial of the program, we have had a paid version of the program for almost a year now as well. Growing up, I loved reading. I found that I loved to use my imagination and read books. It honestly really didn’t matter what type of books, either. I enjoyed mysteries, comedies, Continue Reading...

How To Homeschool For FREE

There are a few misconceptions when it comes to homeschooling. Those who don’t homeschool tend to think that it’s too expensive to be something that they think that they can do for their household and their family. In all reality, that honestly couldn’t be further from the truth. There are so many free ways that you can homeschool your child if you know where to look! Instead of trying to find reasons to not homeschool, why not try a few of these amazing free resources instead? How To Homeschool For FREE   Utilize the local library. Don’t miss out on Continue Reading...

Amazing Benefits Of Literature-Based Learning

I don’t know about you, but many of the topics I was taught about in public school I will sadly admit, I don’t remember. Especially when it comes to history and science. I remember doing the classes, it’s just most of the topics or bits of information learned I cannot remember, at all. I do, however, remember the great books that we read in school, they left lasting memories that I will always have with me.  When I decided to start homeschooling my children I decided I wanted something different for them. I wanted them to learn in such a Continue Reading...

How To Really Bring Science To Life For Kids

Over the years finding ideas to bring curriculum to life for kids has really been something I have worked hard to do. I want my children to learn to love learning. In order to do that we have to make the learning fun. This can mean that sometimes the curriculum can take longer to go through. It can also mean more time for us mama’s looking for resources. Both of these sacrifices can often make a world of difference for children and their education. We have found that expanding on a topic that a kiddo seems to really be enjoying Continue Reading...

Balancing a Job and Homeschooling Your Children

Over in the Sonlight Facebook page, I have often seen people asking how people can balance a job and homeschool their children. While I realize that it can be challenging, it isn’t quite as hard of a task to do as you might imagine. I have been running a daycare for many months now, and homeschooling our 5 children. Let me tell you it is exhausting, but it sure can be done. I can imagine it wouldn’t be much different for any job either inside or outside the house either. Sometimes in your life, you need to add in a Continue Reading...

Why Our Big Family Loves Sonlight

When you have a big family working on the logistics of your homeschool is pretty important. We have used many different homeschool curriculums over the years. Grouping as many of the kids together is something that we found out is really important to our homeschool running smoothly…  Well and also to keep my sanity. Which means many of those curriculums we have tried over the years did not work very well for us. When we started using Sonlight curriculum I was slightly concerned about having enough time to teach all the kids. There is quite a bit of teacher involvement Continue Reading...

100 Of The Best Books For Your High School Student

Once our kids get to the High School level I gave them a list of books to choose from to read for the year. Every year our goal is for them to read at least 4 books for the list. We do reading programs in our homeschool, so the kids get plenty of other reading. I just want them to free read books they think that would be good to read. Did you know how difficult it can be to find decent books for kids? It can really be a challenge. I have come up with a list of books Continue Reading...

Homeschool Management During The Holidays You Need To Know

We have been homeschooling our 6 blessings for the last 13 years now. Deciding our homeschool management during the holidays is something that I decide at the beginning of our school year. I think making sure that the holidays are as less stressful as possible is very important. I want everyone to make fun and happy memories not be stressed out with everything going on. Our homeschool has changed drastically over the years and even from year to year. Some years we have little ones underfoot, other years we have 6-8 hours of therapy a week to balance in, some Continue Reading...

Absolutely Awesome and Fun Science Curriculum For Kids

One of the subjects I have struggled to find the best curriculum in our homeschool is science. Teaching kids science just isn’t my strong suit. So for many years, we tried different curriculums. Hoping to find a great one that would be best for our homeschool to no avail. Until last year, in the middle of the year, the kids were struggling with their science program so much we stopped using it.  There have not been many curriculums we have stopped mid-year because it just wasn’t working out for us, but we did. Then we started Sonlight science in the Continue Reading...

Amazing Curriculum Choices You’re Sure To Love

One of the things that I think many homeschool moms struggle with when using a complete curriculum, is choices. Where as most of the programs out there you get set books to use all you have to do is choose your level or grade. While this was nice during the very early years of homeschooling, most of us would rather have at least some curriculum choices. In the last 12 years of homeschooling our 6 blessings I have rearealised something very important. It is that the way 1 child learns is NOT the way the next one will learn sometimes Continue Reading...

Huge Savings on Language Arts Homeschool Curriculum

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by the Homeschool Buyers Co-Op to share a company with you that we have used and love for many years. All opinions are my honest opinions based on our years of using this service. Every year we look around for deals to save us money on our homeschool curriculum. There are multiple places I check out for anything we will be using. The Homeschool Buyers Co-Op is one of the places I always check for some deals. They offer so many great savings on many of the programs we use regularly in our homeschool. Continue Reading...

Tips For Keeping Kids Focused During Reading, You Need To Know

One of the biggest challenges we have had with kids is keeping them busy while you’re reading. We all know there is nothing more distracting while reading, but to have a kiddo wiggling all over the place, doing headstands on their chair, or talking. Over the years we have found out that it is the best way to keep kids hands busy while we are reading, so they can pay attention. While that can work most of the time, it doesn’t always work. Will My Wiggly Kids Be Able To Sit Still For Read-Aloud’s? One of my concerns for the school Continue Reading...