Parenting

Homeschool Planning

7 Steps to an Easy Big-Picture Homeschool Plan: Simplicity, Freedom, Flexibility, and Orderly Structure

What if I told you that there was a way to incorporate freedom into homeschool planning?  A way to blend flexibility and a well-ordered day? Big-Picture Planning gives me the ability to craft weekly assignment lists for the kids (and myself) without having to type out any lesson plans, write out lists of page numbers, or feel bound by dates on the calendar!

Planning Curriculum

4 Questions to Ask BEFORE You Start Planning or Shopping for Curriculum

I’m starting to see the giddiness of families making educational choices for next year!  It is exciting to head to a convention or curriculum fair and see all the bright shiny new choices as you’re planning next year’s curriculum.  It’s like Christmas to flip through a catalogue or browse an online market full of books …

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Day in the Life with a 12, 10, 7, 5, and 2 year old

Day in the Life 2018 (with a 12, 10, 7, 5, and 2 year old)

Simple Homeschool Day in the Life series. Each week, we try to faithfully persevere by God’s grace through our routines with consistency, although strict scheduling does not work well for our daily life. Our life is full and wonderful.  It is an odd mix of the mundane and the crazy.  While every “day in the life” looks rather different, each day we seek to approach in humility and repentance, looking to Jesus with hearts full of praise.