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Relaxed Eclectic Homeschool Planning: Pulling It All Together When You Collect All The Things

relaxed eclectic homeschool planning

I recently wrote a post about planning. I had this epiphany over the school year, that even as my kiddo and I rebel against a schedule we really do need some sort of framework. Like I said, it’s a great post, problem is… all the things! I don’t know about you, but as a relaxed … Continue reading

How We Do Science

how we do science

This is my first summer as an actual homeschooler. Last year, it was all the planning to BE  a homeschooler. I was planning like crazy. Turns out, only one thing I planned worked. That was Science. 🙂 The perspective is interesting on this side of the first year. It’s kind of interesting impossible trying to … Continue reading

Planning Shmanning: How a Rebel Learned to Plan

homeschool planning: how to plan like a hoberman sphere

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a planner. I love to plan. I love seeing all the pieces come together to form a whole, complete puzzle. Problem is? I hate following the plan. Any plan. I feel claustrophobic. I get rebellious. I don’t need no stinkin’ plan! Turns out… my kiddo is much the same. Last … Continue reading

Ack! I’ve Got an Extrovert! An Introvert Homeschooling Mom’s Survival Guide

introvert homeschool mom survival guide

One of the scariest things, for me, when I thought about homeschooling, was the fact I would be with my kiddo all.the.time. This scared me for a few reasons. Our relationship had deteriorated to screaming matches over math homework, and she’s an extrovert; not just an extrovert… a spirited extrovert. If you aren’t familiar with … Continue reading

The Homeschool Day No One Ever Talks About

the homeschool day no one ever talks about

This homeschool thing is a roller coaster. I’m not talking about the long term, over weeks and months of the homeschool journey either… I’m talking the roller coaster days. The day no one tells you about. We have had a lot of amazing homeschool days. In fact, we’ve had a few perfect homeschool days. Those … Continue reading

The Easiest Way to Finally Learn Multiplication Tables

learn time tables the easy way

Times Tales is on sale now through April 9th for a fantastic price of $13.56. I’ve never seen it priced so low, so I thought I’d share our story of using Times Tales. It was over a year ago, when my kiddo was still in public school. Click the image below to purchase immediately. (You … Continue reading

Our Favorite Classroom: Car School

If you haven’t done it yet, you’ve got to try it. It is literally my favorite part of being a relaxed, eclectic homeschooler. What is it you ask?! Car School! That’s right, some of our most productive, and amazing homeschool days happen in the car. There’s something about the car, the confinement, the inability to … Continue reading

Hand Held Microscope: Take Homeschool Science Everywhere

hand held microscope take homeschool science everywhere

Before we started homeschooling my mom gifted Hanna a microscope one year. As I was researching homeschooling, and putting together all the curriculum we were going to use I found this awesome unit study for the microscope. My kiddo LOVES the microscope. I thought we’d be golden. <3 HA. Not so much. The first day of … Continue reading