How to Build Homeschool Habits

The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Raising Cajuns. You’ve probably heard that you need to turn actions into habits if you want to make lasting change.  The same truth applies to decluttering, health, or cleaning habits as well as learning activities.  I hear a lot of people say they’d like to […]

Homeschooling with the Seasons: Winter

The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Raising Cajuns. While many homeschoolers take some time off from formal lessons during the beginning of winter to relax and process major holidays, the rest of winter is also a wonderful time to shift gears and adjust your learning rhythms to better fit with the […]

Start the New Year with a Weekly Art Session

If I told you that scheduling a weekly painting afternoon completely transformed our homeschooling, you probably wouldn’t believe me.  But it has.  About halfway through our first year of homeschooling, I wondered why we weren’t doing more art activities.  Determined to change that, I made a resolution to prioritize art. We started small, scheduling one […]

Breaking Down Your Rhythms

Last year, I discussed my tendency to be chronically random and my struggle with developing routines.  A year later, things aren’t perfect (yes, some mornings I still forget if I’ve washed the shampoo out of my hair), but I definitely feel more settled and relaxed.  I decided to focus on larger goals and an order, […]

Homeschooling the First Year: Seeking Balance

After stressing about our lack of rhythm, I think we finally have some daily and weekly routines that work for us. Our homeschooling has some regularity to it, and I’ve spaced out our weekly outings and household chores so we get things done while still feeling relaxed. I even printed an outline of our daily […]