Bat Unit Study

Last week our nature studies landed us researching the dark.. the mysterious.. the commonly misunderstood… the bat. These perplexing little creatures have been the brunt of ignorance for such a long time. Fortunately, their benefits are coming into the light (not literally) and humans are starting to accept them as helpful rather than harmful. There…

Homeschool Room Makeover

When we first started homeschooling, back when Raygan was starting preschool/kindergarten, our school area (in our bonus room, along with our gym equipment, spare furniture, and other items without a proper home), consisted of a small kid’s table, a cup of writing and coloring utensils, a few posters on the wall and that was it!…

Seed Unit Study

One of my favorite parts of homeschooling is the versatility of it. One week can be completely by the book, organized and planned to the tee. Another week can be totally different, relaxed and interest based. As I mentioned in my post How to Choose a Homeschool Style, we are considered an eclectic homeschool. We…

My Thoughts on Sexual Education

My do the years fly by from birth to adolescence. There are so many milestones tucked into the first 10 years of a child’s life. Baby’s first words, first tooth, and first steps to learning to ride a bike, going to school, and… the beginning stages of puberty. The early years quickly turn into the…

Bean Teepee

Each year of gardening brings new thoughts and perspective on how to improve production and efficiency for the following year. After realizing that things aren’t planted in a good location, I start scouting a better position for the next season. If I start to notice that there are ample amounts of bugs causing damage to…

Mail Order Butterflies

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.  Jeffrey Glassberg Have you ever heard of an at home butterfly kit? It’s an actual kit you can purchase, that includes everything you need to watch caterpillars turn into butterflies. I’ve…

How to Choose a Homeschooling Style

When you imagine a homeschooling family, what image comes to mind? Is it a family who hand sews all of their clothes, churns their own butter and lives without the internet? Or maybe it’s a family that is completely free spirited, allowing their children to run around with snot encrusted nostrils, juice stained clothing and…

Why We Homeschool

I often get asked why we choose to homeschool. And truthfully, I have no one size fits all answer. The flexibility, the ability to learn at one’s own pace, the depths of exploration that can’t be reached in a public setting, because I know my child and the ways she learns best… all valid answers….