Using a Checklist to Guide Schoolwork

The following is a post from contributing writer, Julianna, of Petunia June.  {It was originally published on The Homeschool Classroom on February 25, 2013.} When my kids entered their middle elementary years, it was exciting to see how independent they had become. I could place an assignment before them and tend to a younger sibling […]

Occupying Older Students While Working With the Younger Ones

The following post is written by contributing author, Roan of Joyful Always. Many articles have been written by homeschoolers (myself included) sharing ideas about what to do with the younger children while you are teaching your older ones.  But what about occupying the older ones while you are teaching the younger ones?  I believe this takes some […]

How to Put Together a Free Homeschool Curriculum

The following post is from contributing writer Demetria Zinga of Christian Homeschool Moms. Before my “big” Sonlight purchase this year, I’ve homeschooled on a shoestring budget all along.  Needless to say, finding free curricula has always been a priority for me. Much of what you need to homeschool your kids is completely available- for free.  You […]

The Prepared Homeschool: How to Rock the Days That Don’t Go Perfectly

The following post is written by contributing writer Amanda from The Scarlet Paisley. Some days are just a special kind of crazy, aren’t they? We all know them. We all have them. Those days when everything seems to be falling apart, upsetting the plans made in our most optimistic moments. Days like this have the ability […]

Homeschool Scheduling

The following is a post from contributing writer Kris Bales of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. My kids and I aren’t strict schedule kind of people. We much prefer a regular routine to a schedule. That being said, there is a method to our madness and we have put some thought into our routine. We start each […]

Rise and Shine? Tips for Surviving the Mornings

The following is a post from contributing writer,  Christy  @ Eclectic Momma I just don’t understand how I personally could have given birth to three children who are all “morning people.”  The sun comes up and they are happily dancing and singing their way downstairs.  I grope for the alarm clock smacking the snooze button […]