10 Fun Fall Projects For Kids

It’s almost fall, and I’m already seeing tons of leaves falling in my yard. If I were to be honest, summer is my favorite season for weather, but I love fall for decorating. So, to get past my end of summer blues and jump right into my fall mojo, I decorate.

Then the kids are mumbling the dreadful “bored” word because I’m smiling around the house and decorating. It’s like, “Mom’s having fun. Can’t have that.”

So, for the sake of sanity among moms and hopes to, even temporarily, avoid the piercing phrase, “I’m bored,”  I’ve gathered together 10 fun fall projects for kids of all ages. [Read more…]

How To Build A Homeschool Reading List You’ll Stick To

Hey, everyone! It’s time to start building my reading list for the new school year.  I always have mixed emotions during this time of year because I’m sad that summer’s gone. At the same time, my soul craves structure, and fall kind of brings back the structure that the summer lets slide by.

Reading lists have been very challenging these last couple of years. The challenge hasn’t been preparing them (although last year I opted to follow a previously prepared list – never again). It was more that the books weren’t a good fit for my children.

This year I’m using both, my Kindles (one of my easy homeschool helps for reading list slaying) and some real, physical books to help with my six readers. (My seventh is special needs and isn’t there yet.)

So let me share a few tips on building (and sticking to) your reading list that helped me. [Read more…]

5 Amazing Homeschool Easy Helps When Life Gets Busy

Homeschooling seven children (or any number of children) at once can feel overwhelming at times. We’re always balancing so much with everyday life, school, and businesses. Then there are many other things fling their way into our space.

(Ahem, Murphy’s Law for example.)

So, I’ve come up with my top 5 amazing homeschool easy helps when life gets busy. [Read more…]