Ready to Throw in the Towel? Boosts for a Classically Homeschooling Mom

We’re approaching the end of September, and we’re barely finished with our first month of school. Already, there have been days where I’ve turned to my husband and whined, “This is so HARD!” What do you do on the tough days? Sometimes, you’ll find me hiding in the bathroom eating ice cream or drinking a […]

How We Use Fact Cards in our Homeschool

using fact cards in your homeschool - great way to learn, review facts and explore your children's passions

As a family who follows a classical model for our homeschool, my children are very familiar with flashcards. We use them for studying Latin and math facts, or reviewing the figures in our Greek Myths study. Before you say, “UGH! FLASH CARDS!”, have an open mind and take a look at how we use our […]

Wash the Farm: Fruits and Vegetables Sensory Play for Preschoolers

preschool sensory play with fruits and vegetables

My children love fruits and vegetables, especially if they’re fresh from the farm. Maeve enjoys playing in water, so I decided to combine some sensory play with a discussion of fruits and vegetables. Scrub the Fruits and Vegetables Sensory Play Materials Needed: Plastic Fruits and Vegetables (like for a play kitchen) Access to the kitchen […]

Paper Plate Apple Craft – Perfect for Toddlers and Preschoolers!

Paper Plate Apple Craft for Preschool and Toddlers #playfulpreschool

Summer in Kentucky is drawing to a close and we’re gearing up for fall around here. We’re planning a trip to an apple orchard for the first time this year, so we’re busy learning about apples and having fun with preschool apple crafts. To get ready for our trip, we planned a fun day of […]

Our Relaxed Classical Homeschool Curriculum 2014/15

classical homeschool curriculum

This marks the fourth year of homeschooling for us, but I’m still tweaking things and searching out the best fit for our family. Here’s the lineup for our relaxed classical homeschool this year: Rachel – 3rd Grade Adam – K Thomas – K Maeve – Tot School I’ll touch on the individual grades and break […]

The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas – Now Available!

When you make the decision to homeschool, it can be akin to opening Pandora’s box. How do I choose a homeschool curriculum? How would I be able to homeschool while pregnant? How in the world would I juggle toddlers and infants while teaching the older children? What makes me qualified to be a homeschool teacher? […]

Socializing the Sanguine Child

Homeschool socialization

If I’m asked ‘what about socialization’, when discussing my homeschool, I have to suppress a giggle. I usually respond with “Have you met my daughter?” There’s no doubt in my mind that Rachel has a sanguine temperament. She is headstrong and fearless, ready to try anything. Her adventurous spirit makes me smile and has me […]