Homeschooling: What About Socialization?


Socialization for the homeschooler is always one of the hot topics. In fact, when we first considered homeschooling four years ago — well, when I first considered homeschooling four years ago — that was one of my husband's first objections to the … read full article »

Learn the States and Postal Abbreviations


One thing that is lacking in most curriculum is a good way to teach postal abbreviations. Sure, postal abbreviations don't sound very important at first, but think about how many times you see them? On the news. In books. In the mail. At the … read full article »

Our 2015-2016 Homeschool Curriculum Plan

Our Homeschool Curriculum plan for 8th, and 11th/12th grade,

Last year's curriculum plan, as usual, changed a bit. One of the changes was that we ended up dropping home ec about 3 months in to the school year because of stress and time constraints while we were fostering 2 little boys (it's a long … read full article »

9 Study Tips for Learning Spelling Words


There is no one way to memorize spelling words as each child learns differently. But there are definitely some study tips that can help a child learn spelling words that is more than just rote memorization. I had a conversation with a friend the … read full article »

A New Name for Silent "E"

Bossy E

Joely's been learning to read, so of course that means we've been talking about silent e words; but we don't actually call them silent e words. We dubbed silent e with a new moniker three years ago when I was working with Jerah while she was … read full article »