Category: Homeschool

The Essential List of Charlotte Mason Resources

The Essential List of Charlotte Mason Resources

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. For more information, please visit my Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages. What is the Charlotte Mason method? Is it just a philosophy or a detailed schedule or a curriculum? If you have been looking for a program or style of homeschooling that follows both the child’s individual development but also gives a detailed guide of how to encourage their growth, then this method might be for you. The question you may be...Read More
Back to School: Year-Round Homeschooling

Back to School: Year-Round Homeschooling

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. For more information, please visit my Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages. Are you getting ready to get back to school? Have you finished your shopping? Completed your lesson plans? Bought your curriculum? We haven’t. And that is mainly because we homeschool year-round. So how do you go “back to school” when you are a year-round homeschooler? Switch Grades One of the easiest ways to commemorate a change in the school year is...Read More
Nature Walks – Expectation vs. Reality

Nature Walks – Expectation vs. Reality

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. For more information, please visit my Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages. Charlotte Mason recommends frequent nature walks already in her first volume, Home Education. In fact, this is one of the main reasons I was so drawn to it. God has created such a beautiful world for us to live in. And I believe one of the best ways of learning about the world we live in (as well as our God)...Read More
Yearly Homeschool Schedule Types – Pros and Cons

Yearly Homeschool Schedule Types – Pros and Cons

There are so many different ways we can approach homeschooling. Beyond picking out methods or curriculum, there is also a matter of the scheduling. The three most common yearly homeschool schedule types are traditional, Sabbath, and year-round. But once again, the wonderful thing is that we are free to choose what best fits our families' needs at any particular time. And we can even try them all! I have used all three approaches so far in our journey and have found each to have its positive and negative points. But having tried them all, I also have a clear favorite....Read More
Simple Guide to the French School System

Simple Guide to the French School System

The concept of school is pretty much the same worldwide. The year begins in Fall and finishes in Spring. And the school day itself begins in the morning and finishes mid-afternoon. They offer courses for language acquisition, math, science, history, and more. But each country has its own peculiarities.  School is mandatory for all children from age 3 until age 16. Find out how this affects homeschooling in my post How to Homeschool in France. Here is a simple outline of the French school system. French School Year As in the US, the actual school year begins in the Fall....Read More
Money Management for Children

Money Management for Children

  Money makes the world go round. At least that is what they always tell us. In this modern age, just about everything we do requires us to use or at least think about money. This is not a natural instinct. Money management is a skill that needs to be learned intentionally. Unfortunately, in most schools, and even among homeschoolers, personal finance is one subject that we tend to neglect. Sure, we teach them how to count coins and dollars. We give them math lessons asking them how to figure the cost of things. But this is just the most...Read More
How to Homeschool on a Budget – 5 Resources to Help You

How to Homeschool on a Budget – 5 Resources to Help You

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. For more information, please visit my Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages. We all want the best for our children. The best education, the best home, the best food, etc. But in this modern society, the best usually means expensive. However, as stay-at-home moms, we often are required to live within a strict budget. Most families need two incomes just to cover the expenses of raising a family. And we have made the...Read More

Word of the Year – 2019

I'm sure you've heard the idea of choosing a Word of the Year. If not, basically it means choosing a word that represents what it is you would like to focus on for the year. This directly relates to some sort of goal in your life. And in some cases, the word can even be turned into a phrase. I've heard about this trend for a couple of years now but was a bit skeptical. I usually prefer to wait it out to see if it is something that lasts (thus verifying its usefulness). I also want to make sure...Read More

February Doldrums – How to Overcome Them

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. If you decide to purchase anything from these links, it will not cost you any extra but I may earn a small commission. It's that time of year again. We've been in winter mode for at least 4 months and it will probably last for another 3. The fun holiday period is over. And the excitement of working on new goals has started to wear off. My daughter just finished reading the book Seabird by Holling Clancy Holling and has fallen in love with a new word - doldrums. If you don't know...Read More
Best Way to Learn a New Language

Best Way to Learn a New Language

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? Do you think that it is something that you need special training to do? Or a special teacher to teach you? If you are reading this, I can guess that you speak at least one language already. And I'm guessing that your children speak at least one language already as well. You see, it is not as difficult as it seems to learn a new...Read More