Free Printable Homeschool Door Signs

Free Printable Homeschool Door Signs (1)
I recently moved to a neighborhood that has so many children, there is always someone to play with! (more…)

Motivating The Unmotivated Student (and a $500 giveaway!)

*** Attention Homeschoolers: Be sure to read through to the bottom of this post for the chance to win $500 in PayPal cash!***


Like most moms, I haven’t got a degree in child psychology. I can’t claim to have the answers to your problems, nor can I claim to have it “all figured out.”

Truthfully, after reading countless books and articles, spending innumerable hours collaborating with other parents, and generally studying my children everyday of their short lives, the only thing I’m an expert in is knowing my own shortcomings as a mother and a homeschooler. (more…)

Saturday Science: Veins

Here is a super simple model that you can make with your children to demonstrate how our veins carry blood throughout our bodies.
For this you’ll need a box, some cardboard, a marble, and some tape. (more…)

How to Make a Family Travel Guide

I’ve written before on living a life of adventure regardless of where you live and how tight your budget may be. We have just moved to my husband’s home-state and, in an effort to get me excited about the area, Marmaduke purchased me a guide book with many historical and natural must-see sights. This got me thinking about a handy little DIY travel guide that I made when we lived overseas.
How to make your own Family Travel Guide for homeschool field trips, weekend activities, and holiday fun, Suzy Homeschooler (1) (more…)

Messy Play Fun with Shaving Cream

Today is the final installment of our collaborative tot series with Kristan of Munchkin and Bean. Today we’re talking about messy play.
Messy Play with Shaving Cream (1)
For today’s post we’re using throw-back pictures, from 3 years ago when (more…)

The Benefits of Being Bored Outdoors

Welcome back for another installment of our collaborative toddler series. This week Kristan, of Munchkin and Bean, and I are talking all about toddlers in nature!

If you look through this site enough, see all the fun activities we do, then you might get the wrong idea about my children CONSTANTLY having something to do, some activity planned out for them. What I don’t often take the time to show is what my kids do when left to their own devices, and I should share that because it is crucial to their development.
The Benefits of Being Bored Outdoors (4) (more…)

Living an Adventurous Life (on a TIGHT budget)

I’ve lived in many different places- small towns, big cities. Michigan, Oklahoma, United Kingdom, Colorado, Illinois, Wisconsin, etc..

It is always the same.

Everywhere I’ve lived the locals tell me it is the “most boring place in the world” and there “isn’t much to do in the area.”
Living a Life of Adventure
The truth is, there is always something to do.
There is always fun to be had. (more…)

To Homeschool does NOT mean to Abuse

This morning, as I do most every morning, I turned on my computer and clicked on Google Chrome and brought up the various news and social media sites that plug me in with the rest of the world. Tab after tab of my browser showed startling headlines.
Apparently yet another child abuser has labelled themselves a “homeschooler” and, in doing so, has given homeschool skeptics more ammunition for their arsenal.
homeschoolabuse2 (more…)

Interview with The Inappropriate Homeschooler

Having been a personal fan of The Inappropriate Homeschooler since LittleMan was a preschooler, back when I was still on the fence about homeschooling, I am really super excited about today’s interview.  I just couldn’t pass up the chance to pick Mari Beth’s brain and share her awesomeness with my readers!
Interview with the Inappropriate Homeschooler (more…)

Motor Activities Using Pom Poms