5 Tips For Successful Strewing

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The following post is from Erin of The Usual Mayhem.  (This post contains affiliate links.) Not all of us are unschoolers, but everyone can benefit from successful strewing. In a nutshell, strewing is the art of presenting your child with interesting and varied learning opportunities without forcing it upon them. The key is that you […]

Easy Preschool Science Ideas

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The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Raising Cajuns. In the early childhood years, science education can easily follow an interest-based model.  Children this age are naturally hands-on, active learners with eyes wide open to the wonders of the world around them.  These ages are ripe for nature studies and observational learning, […]

Homeschooling with the Seasons: Spring

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—– The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Raising Cajuns. Spring is a time of renewed energy.  It’s time to throw off the heavy blankets of winter and shake out the picnic blanket.  While winter invited reading and resting, spring invites us to run outside with our arms spread wide and enjoy […]

Homeschooling with the Seasons: Winter

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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 […]

Adding Handwork to Your Afternoons

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Hoping to add more hands on, self-directed activities to your homeschooling? Julianna from Petunia June is offering us a brief glimpse into her homeschool afternoons (particularly the after lunch hour), which includes ideas for keeping hands, minds and hearts focused. If you’re interested in having one of your posts featured in HSC Featured Posts, make […]

Scheduling Project Days

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The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Raising Cajuns. Probably the most important change to our homeschooling routine this year has been the addition of project days.  Project days are basically whatever your children want them to be.  They can do an experiment, create an artistic masterpiece, sew a cat toy, craft […]

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Me

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The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Raising Cajuns. In our house, we have a wide variety of interests that changes pretty regularly, so our eclectic homeschooling style changes with us.  To understand what we do and how we do it, you probably need to know a little about me and my […]

Creating a Homeschool Garden: Educational Benefits

The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Lagniappe Academy. Before we began homeschooling, the idea of starting a garden never entered my mind.  It sounded like work.  Lots of dirty, sweaty, bug-filled work.  Then, I had two dirt and bug loving little girls, who changed everything. My children have always been interested […]

10 Essential Supplies for Homeschooling Boys

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If you have boys at home, you probably already know that most boys are experiential, hands-on learners. Most boys have little patience for worksheets; they much prefer real-life learning. So why not make your home (and homeschool) boy-friendly? Here , then, is my list of the 10 Essential Supplies for Homeschooling Boys: 1. Blocks. A […]

Homeschooling Remains

My table is no longer a mishmash of homeschool actvities, but the boys' curiosity remains.

We started our homeschool journey seven years ago, when we pulled our oldest son out of school mid-way through first grade. And while we told people at the time that we’d re-evaluate our decision on a yearly basis, after a few months of homeschooling, I was pretty sure we’d found our path. My boys were […]

Pride, Relief, Joy and Anxiety

Yes, you can have 97 emotions at the same time

Hi, I’m Laura. I have 4 kids in two sets. In August, they all went through big transitions. I have to admit, I’m feeling pretty mixed up about that. The oldest, my only son, turned 21. I don’t have words to express the jumble of emotions that stir inside me. Pride? Relief? Joy? Anxiety? Yes. All […]