Come to my 2015 Homeschool Curriculum Sale!

2015 Homeschool Curriculum Sale

For the past 5 years, I have received and reviewed so much curriculum that our shelves are overflowing. Not to mention all of the items I have purchased as the resident curriculum junkie around here. With all that and Ben starting high school in a few months, I decided it’s time to purge the schoolroom […]

Learning about Mexico – Cinco de Mayo Resources (and giveaway)

Learning about Mexico Cinco de Mayo Resources

One of my favorite homeschool memories was the year we did a geography study around the world and included Mexico. That was the year of the butterfly (and then the beaver) that ultimately led to our delight-directed homeschool style.  As May approaches, I’m seeing some wonderful Cinco de Mayo resources out there for learning more […]

April Great Homeschool Giveaway — 6 Winners and $1,000 in Prizes!

April Great Homeschool Giveaway

  It’s giveaway time!  Who’s looking around trying to choose curriculum for next year?  Me!  You, too?  Look no further for some great ideas in this month’s Great Homeschool Giveaway!   I am so excited about this month’s giveaway! There are prizes for geography/history, philosophy, science, lapbooking, and Spanish! Such a great package! Be sure to […]

Homeschool Giveaway — $549 value — 3 winners!

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  This is my favorite time of year for homeschool curriulum giveaways. Most of us are beginning to look toward the new school year with great anticipation. A huge part of that anticipation will be waiting impatiently for the man in the big brown truck to drop off wonderful boxes filled with new stuff! It’s […]

Homeschool Successfully When Life Happens

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I am so excited to share with you all that some sweet homeschool momma friends and I have joined to together to write a new eBook! Collectively, we are members of the Homeschool Blogging Connection. Individually, we are 15 homeschool moms sharing inspiring stories about homeschooling through situations that might seem we shouldn’t homeschool at […]

High School Math? Not a Problem

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  As I prepare to begin teaching high school next year, I am reaching out to those homeschool mom friends who have gone before me. Amy is one such friend. I am thrilled she was willing to share with you about her experience homeschooling high school! *** You’ve made it through learning to read, learning […]

How Not to be a Slave to Your Homeschool Curriculum

How not to be a Slave to Your Homeschool Curriculum

Welcome back to Real Life Homeschool. I hope you enjoyed the glimpse into our typical day on Monday, our C.S. Lewis inspired writing prompts on Tuesday, learning why we have used unit studies for the past 10 years on Wednesday, and lots of great ideas for field trips yesterday. {This post contains affiliate links. This means that […]

Homeschooling by the Field Trip Method

Homeschooling by the Field Trip Method

Welcome back to Real Life Homeschool. I hope you enjoyed the glimpse into our typical day on Monday, our C.S. Lewis inspired writing prompts on Tuesday and learning why we have used unit studies for the past 10 years yesterday. Today I want to share with you our favorite way to learn homeschool — field trips! I’ve […]

4 Reasons Why Homeschooling with Unit Studies Works

4 Reasons Homeschooling with Unit Studies Works

Welcome back to Real Life Homeschool. I hope you enjoyed the glimpse into our typical day on Monday and our C.S. Lewis inspired writing prompts yesterday. Today I want to share with you the real meat of our homeschool — unit studies — and why we have have passionately homeschooled using this method for 10 years.  […]