How We Homeschool

It’s Okay to Buy That Homeschool Book/Project/Whatever You Love “For Later”

Look. I have Marie Kondo'd with the best of them. I have a low tolerance for clutter and want clear surfaces. I have very little sentimental attachment to objects and passed along boxes and boxes of baby clothes with nary a nostalgic tear or longing pain. But I do have a tendency to stumble upon… Continue reading It’s Okay to Buy That Homeschool Book/Project/Whatever You Love “For Later”

How We Homeschool, What's Working Now

What’s Working Right Now: Morning Baskets

This post is part of the What’s Working Right Now series, a series that attempts to give quick, practical tips for real-life homeschooling problems that can be adapted to fit in wherever it will make life easier.  The Problem: Mornings are hard. I know they're hard for everyone (okay, not EVERYONE. We all know at least one… Continue reading What’s Working Right Now: Morning Baskets

Writing

Metaphors for Avoiding Writing Overwhelm (with Free Handouts!)

We talk about "writing" as if it's a single skillset, but that's not accurate at all. The things that go into writing are incredibly varied, and chances are that any given individual will excel at some of them and struggle with others. Helping writers to separate out the different parts of the writing process can… Continue reading Metaphors for Avoiding Writing Overwhelm (with Free Handouts!)