As homeschool moms, we get a lot of questions and comments. Well meaning folks often don’t understand. Others are kind of mean.
“How can you stand being with your kids all day?”
“How will your kids be socialized if they don’t go to school?”
“Do you think you’re qualified to teach your kids?”
That got me thinking.
If I could choose, what would I want people to say? (more…)
We can’t get enough of hands-on science experiments around here! These awesome science activities are categorized by the seasons of the year. Grab one to add to your homeschool or after school learning. Keep this list handy all year long. Thee are over 100 science experiments here to fit every season.
I’ve pulled the best science experiments from blogs and websites across the internet and put them all in one place. They will work for a wide variety of ages from preschool through elementary school. (more…)
This Spring, we decided to sell our home. While I knew we would take a break from schooling while moving, I was unsure what it would be like to homeschool while the house was on the market. Would prospective buyers want to stop by while we were in the middle of math? How would we keep the house clean while living and learning in it? Where would we put all the stuff we use for school while still having access to it but keeping our house “staged”? (more…)
Hands-on, multi-sensory learning is a great way to tackle memorization. You’ll see lots of those ideas here on Creekside Learning, especially for math. Here’s how to learn multiplication tables quickly. We’ve tried most of these with one child or another in our house. Sometimes we’ll use one method for a few tables, say 3’s and 4’s and then another method for 5’s and 6’s. Just to keep things interesting. (more…)
Ditch the worksheets for some fun handwriting practice. For kids who really, really dislike handwriting practice (perhaps who may have handwriting challenges), I shared 35 ideas in my original non-worksheet handwriting post. This post became so popular that I wrote a book called When Your Child Hates Handwriting: Peaceful Practical Solutions for Parents. It’s available in print and as an ebook.
Here are 25 more ways to make handwriting practice go smoothly. (more…)
In honor of Mother’s Day, here are some of my favorite homeschool quotes for homeschool moms. These inspire me to keep going, even when homeschooling is hard. They remind me to stand in a place of gratitude. To share my children’s young years in this way is a privilege and a blessing.
Enjoy. Share. Print.
Happy Mother’s Day, beautiful homeschooling mommas! (more…)
If you are new to blogging or thinking of starting a blog, here is everything you need to know to get started. Professional blogging is a great job for homeschool parents. You can control how much (or how little) you work, and you can work from home while you homeschool your kids. I didn’t start out to blog professionally. (more…)