• Homeschool tips and tricks
  • Top 5 Tips for Busy Moms

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    I don’t know about you, but I really love – “Top 5 Tips” about stuff. It’s like getting a mega dose of all the important things in one easy to read 3 minute sitting. So, in appreciation of all those wonderful “Top… tips” out there on the web – here’s mine. 1) Order your life […]

  • Home Education
  • Am I qualified to teach my Children?

    momschool am i qualified

    Are you wanting to homeschool but just doubting if you have what it takes? Perhaps you’re worried because you didn’t do so well in school yourself. Teaching is not an exacting science. In fact, the best teachers are the ones with a heart to teach. Research has clearly shown that there is no direct correlation […]

  • Current Events
  • Getting Ready for the ACT / SAT test

    SAT & ACT

      UPDATE: The SAT and ACT are changing… this should be no surprise to any of us, but it should affect how we prepare our students for these tests. From what I understand the SAT will be dropping the writing component and introducing a new test in January of 2016. Which makes me wonder if […]

  • Curriculum
  • Top 5 Self Learner Tips

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    I posted recently that we were going to incorporate some new ideas into this year’s homeschool education. With six chidren, it is always a struggle to stay on top of everything. Yet, in most every area of my life – I am on a constant search for methods, practices, gadgets, apps, etc. that will make […]

  • Encouragement
  • Using Life Experience to Teach

    I must admit, I believe homeschooling is an awesome way to teach. Are you asking why? I’d love to share why…I believe it is simply because teaching doesn’t stop after you finish your studies. Teaching and learning is a lifestyle. When you plan your grocery list for the week, do you involve your children? You can teach […]

  • Recipes
  • National Sugar Cookie Day Recipe!

      We love baking at our house – but just as soon as they are done – they are GONE! In honor of National Sugar Cookie Day – try this yummy recipe with your kiddos!         Sugar Cookie Recipe 1/2 c butter softened 1/2 c crisco 1 c sugar Beat butter and […]

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  • Top 5 Must Do’s before you start your HOMESCHOOL

    It is the end of June. Sorry to have to state the obvious, but it never ceases to amaze me how fast the summer flies by. I enjoy the relaxed days of spending time with my children, and enjoying swimming and parks. The days really do just fly by, and before we know it – […]

  • Home Education
  • Make Your Field Trips Great!

    momschool field trips

    Field trips can be a great vehicle for learning and experiencing. Yet, even some of the best field trips can turn into disaster without a few guidelines. here are a few tips for an awesome field trip… 1) Make sure your field tip fits the age of your children 2) Don’t go during peak season. […]

  • Current Events
  • 10 great Summer Home school Ideas

    Summer ideas

    Not everyone agrees about school in the summer. Even I don’t agree with myself sometimes… (that’s a problem, huh?) I don’t know about you, but when summer rolls around I really really need a break! So, typically our summertime is just that – a break for mom. However, the kids do keep their brains active […]

  • Home Education
  • Celebrate Cheesecake Day!


    Today is Blueberry Cheesecake Day! I know there’s an “official day” for just about everything and everyone. Yet, don’t you think it’s fun to add a bit of “out of the ordinary” to your homeschool day every once in a while? I sure do… which is why I love celebrating special “food” days! So, in […]