It’s Box-Day {Opening up our Sonlight Curriculum}

Today is a VERY special day.... it's Box Day! 📦And it's even more special because our very first box day ever! We are thankful to Sonlight for graciously giving us one all-subject package and I will be sharing our journey throughout the upcoming school year as a Sonlight Ambassador! 💛🔆💛 To check out the video, visit here!  📌To check out more info about sonlight you can visit here! *you can receive a $5 discount on your first order of $50 or more... use this referral code: … [Read more...]

Homeschool Student Planner {plus Free Printable}

With this being our first year full-time homeschooling, I knew I needed a plan in place. I had planned and selected our curriculum but was still trying to find a way to keep my kids accountable with their school work and responsibilities. I am not really one for the unschooling. In life there are things that must get done, even if you don't want to do it. But this is not a post about not agreeing with "unschooling".. I do like this post if you want to read more about it.  This post is … [Read more...]

What’s in our Morning Basket? {Plus our read-alouds}

Going from part-time homeschooling to full-time homeschooling is going to be a transition for all of us. We haven't ever done a morning basket (or morning time, some might call it circle time) before, but looking forward to getting started this year.  The purpose of using a morning basket is to start your day off with truth, goodness and beauty. With the things that matter the most! Which are being together, reading and talking about Jesus, reading scripture, diving into rich literate … [Read more...]

Our Homeschool Curriculum for 2016-2017

Hey Everyone, I have missed you! I have been in a hiatus. Shortly after my 4th baby was born back in January, we began feeling a tug on our hearts toward full-time homeschooling. So that's where I've been... Praying. researching, Youtube watching, reading and learning all I could about homeschooling. Could I, can I, REALLY do it?  If you've read any of my homeschool posts, you know we take time to reevaluate each year. So this year we have made a decision to homeschool without … [Read more...]

Our Must Have Homeschool Supplies

Written by Courtney @ A + Life, Contributing Writer Last year was our very first year homeschooling our oldest daughter, Abigail. While, both my husband and I were homeschooled growing up, going from homeschool student to homeschool parent and teacher can be kind of overwhelming! We tested the waters of homeschool pre-k and absolutely loved it. So, this September, we officially started homeschool Kindergarten! Or, Spena School, as we call it. We have been at it for almost two months now, … [Read more...]

5 tips for Smoother, Happier Mornings

Written by Lydia @ Frugal, debt free life, Contributing Writer A school bus rolled by my house this morning. I was sitting at my desk reading my emails, sipping a cup of coffee when I heard the tell tale sound of a diesel engine rumbling down the road. Is it back to school time already? A quick glance at my Facebook feed filled with smiling faces in fresh school uniforms or holding up newly-minted backpacks confirmed it. Even for those of us whose children aren’t yet school-aged (or in my … [Read more...]

5 Tips For a Successful Homeschool Year

Written by Karen @ To Work With My Hands, Contributing Writer Today is the first day of our new school year. Today the books are out again, all fresh and crisp. Everyone is excited, and everything is new - for now. But within a few weeks - maybe even days - the newness wears off and my children will wonder how they got duped by those pretty, crisp-covered books again. Sound familiar?  After 20 years of homeschooling, we still sometimes struggle. But along the way, I've learned a … [Read more...]

5 Homeschool Tips for Wiggly Kids

Written by Contributing Writer, Kelly @ Eyes On The Source Here we are half-way through the school year.  Cooler weather can make the days seem longer as the kids can't always get outside to run off their excessive amounts of energy.  The excitement of the new homeschool year has worn off by now and we're all ready for something new in the New Year! After a couple weeks off from school and many routine busting holiday events, late nights and cookies galore...it's been hard to get … [Read more...]

First Days (and weeks) of School Traditions

Do you remember your first days of school as a child? I remember it being the like night before Christmas, I was so excited I could hardly sleep. Well, up until about 5th grade, after that, I lost all my excitement lol. Each year I remember shopping for the 1st day of school outfit, getting our school supplies ready, visiting the classroom and packing our backpacks. Then the first day came and the years flew by so quickly.  Now I am a mom of three and I'm having my own "mom" memories … [Read more...]