A Day in the Life: Homeschool Style

If you’re here from the Simple Homeschool link-up, welcome! I’m Micaela.  I’ve got 5 kiddos ages 10, 9, 6, 4, 15 months, and a baby due in late May. This is our fifth year homeschooling, which to some may seem like a lot but to me feels impossible.  How have we been at this that […]

Homeschooling: Core Curriculum

Yesterday I began my little back-to-school series with our Mission and Purpose, Dos and Don’ts. In case you missed it, I’m hosting a little link up, so feel free to click over there and see what lots of folks are doing, and/or link up your own homeschooling post. Today we’re talking nuts and bolts. Yeehaw! Curriculum Choices 2015-2016 […]

Homeschooling Mission & Purpose: {link up alert!}

It’s the thick of summer as far as weather goes, but Kevin went back to work today (waaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!) which means our school year is creeping up on us.  How about we chat this week about what we’re doing this year? And hey, how about a link-up party too? [scroll down] I have at least 2 more posts […]

First Communion: preparing your child at home

A few weeks ago, a good friend asked me what I did to prepare my girls for First Holy Communion.  I started writing out an email to her and thought it might help others too.  So if one of your children will be receiving Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time, I hope these […]

Guitar lessons by Skype – say WHAT?

I hooked you with that title, didn’t I?  Oh, come on.  You know you’re wondering: “Why, and HOW would one take guitar lessons by Skype?” I suppose I’m the person to ask because we did, in fact, take guitar lessons this year.  And they were, in fact, over Skype.  Why? Because I’m a busy mom. […]

How did it get to this point?

Last week, I broke down crying over a Valentine exchange.  Alright, perhaps there was a little more to it than just roses are red, violets are blue, but still. It was the tipping tipping point for me.  It was the moment when I said, “enough is enough.” Let me back up just a wee bit. […]

See Me Homeschool {a blog hop}

Last summer I hosted a wildly popular series called How I Homeschool, and now there’s a new take on it!  Theresa of Ordinary Lovely had a wonderful idea for a simple new blog hop.  See Me Homeschool will use (mostly) pictures to share a typical day (or days) in the life of our home. Simple as it may sound, […]

Homeschool Uniforms: Why and How

One of the jokes both inside and outside homeschooling circles is that school gets done in pajamas.  So why, in the name of all that is holy, would I demand that my kids wear uniforms? Because I was desperate, that’s why. One of my children, who shall remain nameless, has some sensory issues.  The way […]

How I Homeschool: Charlotte from Waltzing Matilda

Continuing with the theme of high-school-on-down homeschooling, I have here today Charlotte from Waltzing Matilda.  Charlotte is a mother of 5, a lifelong Texan, and according to her “About Me” page, she’s been blogging since “dinosaurs roamed the internet.”  She says, “I love to bake cakes, organize stuff, read books, celebrate feast days, create beautiful […]

How I Homeschool: Elizabeth @ Following the Trails to Heaven

A few weeks ago, I asked for suggestions on homeschoolers who have high school students, and you all replied in spades.  I’ve lined up three final interviews, all with homeschoolers whose children span the ages.  I can’t wait to read these, even if I have a long way to go before I my children are […]