First Day of School Traditions | All About Me Time Capsule

I wanted to share a fun project I've done for the last several years with my children for the first day of school (even if your kiddos have already headed back, you can still do this!). We create our very own First Day of School Time … [Read more...]

The Jewish Online School | Enrichment, Homeschooling & Bar Mitzvah Lessons

This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Jewish Online School. All opinions are my own. For more information, please see my Disclosure Statement. One of my greatest challenges during two years of homeschooling was finding a Limudei … [Read more...]

FREE 3 Branches of Government Poster (Great for Teachers & Homeschoolers)

Calling all teachers and homeschoolers (and poli sci geeks :) )! Right now you can request a free Branches of Government poster for kids from the US Government's Publications Department. And if you're teaching about government, you can't forget … [Read more...]

Homeschool Lesson Plans Made Easy with Google Calendar

Homeschooling involves a lot of moving parts. Keeping track of them all can sometimes feel like a full-time job. Last year -- my first year of homeschooling -- I spent a lot of time and money trying to find the "perfect" homeschooling planner. I … [Read more...]

All About Spelling Review

Even though my family isn't homeschooling this year, All About Spelling and the complementary All About Reading programs still figure prominently in our "afterschooling" routine.In just 15-20 minutes a day, three days a week, I can work with my 1st … [Read more...]

Get Ready for the Code Review (A Pre-Reading Primer)

My four year-old daughter has shown a real interest in letters, words, and books for well over a year. She's not reading, but she definitely understands that those symbols on the page form the words that I'm saying when I read to her. After being … [Read more...]

A Tour of Our Homeschool Classroom

Our homeschool room is one of my favorite spaces in our house, so I thought I'd kick off my series of homeschooling posts with a tour of the room where the magic happens. Above is the view of our homeschool classroom when you're standing in the … [Read more...]

How I’m Making Homeschooling “Work” This Year

I've been asked by a number of you to share more about our family's homeschooling, and specifically how I make it all "work". Short answer: It's a precarious balancing act.  Before I give the long answer, I want to remind you that this is only … [Read more...]

The Homeschool FAQ

Since mentioning a few days ago that my husband and I decided to homeschool our third- and first-grade sons this year, I've gotten several questions from readers about how (+where, why and even when) we do school. Rather than answer everyone … [Read more...]

Discounts for Teachers & Homeschool Educators

If you are a teacher, homeschooler or college professor, you may be entitled to some very sweet discounts at your favorite stores. Today's guest post from my friend and fellow frugal blogger, The Daily Cheapskate, rounds up the best of these … [Read more...]