Pencil Container

Cute Pencil Container

You may recognize this picture from my “Decorating Your Homeschool Area” post. My four-year-old, Pumpkin, and I made this adorable container a few weeks ago and she has been using (read: abusing!) is ever since. It has held up beautifully and shows no signs of wear-and-tear! It’s being used to hold school and art supplies, Read More

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Homeschooling Without Textbooks

Today I am guest-posting over at Modern Alternative Mama! “When most of the public school parents I know think about trying to home school, they say that they imagine their kids sitting at the kitchen table reading expensive textbooks and whining about how bored they are. They tell me that they would love to teach Read More

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Homeschooling Methods and Resources: Part 1

Curriculum. This is where homeschooling parents seem to get into trouble. I’ve seen so many intelligent, rational, well-balanced parents become panicked and obsessive people who are suddenly unable to make a decision. Truly, it doesn’t need to be this hard. Children in one-room school houses without enough books for each child to have their own Read More