We started using Handwriting Without Tears after her OT recommended it. While I’ve pushed back hard against workbooks, this gal of mine is clearly showing me that she likes them. She loves seeing her progress and checking off the completed pages. And if this homeschooling journey has taught me anything, it’s this: I’m following HER lead (so it doesn’t really matter what learning style I prefer) ✌️✌️
Be encouraged, God is always there.
5 fun ways to teach your preschooler the alphabet. New post is up on the blog! 🌻🍁
I used these to teach both my kiddos their alphabet. I love these fun things in our homeschool. 🌻
Link is in the bio under #dearlyndsey
When you head out to the Zoo and let the little one lead the day. Zebras, snakes, elephants, and of course we needed to spend most of our time checking out the elusive 🐜 black ants ... Lmao
Yes we saw more than just those few animals, but that was what she wanted to make sure we saw.
I got a fundamentalist follower! Normally I like to keep these things to myself; after all, the great thing about freedom is being able to believe in imaginary friends or not. But when I saw a page full of pro-female-subservience and encouraged child abuse, well, how else should I welcome you? As someone who grew up in that toxic environment, constantly being told that it was "love" and "compassion", I refuse to let it taint my feed or my family.
So just to be PERFECTLY CLEAR, I am an atheist, my husband is an atheist, and our son will be whatever he wants to be. Children cannot make an informed decision about their beliefs and we won't label or decide for him.
Everyone has the right to their own opinions and beliefs. If you are religious--of any faith--I am not going to come to your posts and start shit, you are welcome to your path. If I have a problem with your posts I'll quietly unfollow you and we'll both go about our lives. But this particular person who inspired this is a real piece of work. It's not just Bible curriculum and the occasional 'thank you, Jesus', it's straight up justifying abuse with biblical verses (all of which are legit, in case you were wondering), and that is something that I cannot and will not abide on a humanitarian level. I am not my husband's property, no human being is, and corporal punishment is 100% abusive. .
#atheistparent #atheist #homeschooling #homeschoolingrocks #homeschoollife #unschoolinglife #unschooling #unschoolfunschool #atheisthomeschoolers #secularhomeschooling
Sequoia National Park and Crystal Cave with my buddy! Casey was enthralled and loved it! We’ve been learning about caves and caverns in our homeschool studies and the first thing he said when we walked in was “WOW!!! Water did all of this!” So at least I know he hears me at least sometimes when I’m teaching him things 🤣 #sequoianationalpark #crystalcave #homeschoolingrocks #mykidissmart
Books, Curriculum, even a Christmas and Salvation Card to help instill Godly Character Traits in your Children. Check us out on Amazon and TeachersPayTeachers.com
Today I got my brows done @browsofjoy
❤️ I was so nervous. I’ve had some bad eyebrow experiences, like the time half my eyebrow was waxed off. Or the time the lady put black dye on my eyebrows, left it too long and tried to remove with Lysol😩. But today, I could not be happier 😍 with my microblading results. If you’ve been on the fence @browsofjoy
is the place to go. She was informative and detailed. So thankful with the results. ❤️❤️❤️
The handle broke off my #morningtime
basket which I took as an opportunity to cram it extra full. It ain't pretty folks. #reallifehomeschool #itsamess #thisismykitchen #allthetime
I read Cindy Rollins' blog several years ago. I remember making lists and putting books on Amazon wish lists, but mostly I remember falling head over heels in love with the idea of morning time. And still to this day, it is what keeps me homeschooling, what I would feel the most loss over giving up.
And the crazy part is . . . It is so simple. It's a basket of books, a kitchen table and us . . . reading, talking, laughing, memorizing, thinking.
Today we opened up 100 Great Poems and read O Captain! My Captain! by Whitman. My oldest narrated it full of boyish glee at a shipwreck. Then I told them the dates of Whitman's life and that he was writing about a person and moment from U.S. history. I said, "this time chase the meaning" and read it again. Before I finished my sons were pounding the table, exclaiming "Abraham Lincoln!!!!!" After a morning of plumbing problems and bad attitudes, it was a sweet moment ☺ Sometimes I'm afraid Instagram might give the impression that homeschooling needs to be all done in a series of beautifully arranged flatlays, artfully designed (which by the way I adore, please keep posting them). But I promise you . . . beautiful learning moments can also happen around a crumby, sticky table with a book pulled out of an old, thrift store basket.
And now I should probably go rescue those tortillas before they are smashed under the weight of ancient history.
#homeschooling #homeschoolingrocks #homeschoollife
#readallthebooks #books #readingfamily #homeeducation #homeschoolirl #bookbasket #ighomeschoolmoms #homeschoolmoms
It's been 6 weeks since we started back to school and I think we're *finally* finding our groove.
The older kids did a great job with their chores and morning lessons while Adrik was at preschool, so we brought our lunch and a few history books to the park after picking him up!
Shout out to @jessicatelian
and her curated #wholestoryhistory
lists. We love her book suggestions! #homeschoolingrocks
¡Nuevo podcast y artículo! 🤩 Si tienes preguntas o dudas sobre el homeschooling, o conoces a alguien que las tenga, te invito a escuchar el nuevo podcast y leer el artículo. Anteriormente hemos publicado varios artículos en el blog pero no habíamos trabajado un podcast sobre el tema. Además, constantemente recibo preguntas relacionadas así que no está de más el recordatorio. También contesto una pregunta que recibí de @lexabethmateo.
Te invito a escuchar, leer, comentar en el blog y compartir. El enlace lo encuentras en el #linktree
. 🎙👩🏽💻📚#mamáeducapodcast #homeschooling #educaciónenelhogar
You can only come to the morning through the shadows. - Tolkien
"These two are like the best of friend a. They love to sleep together in a little twin bed, and first thing this morning thru grabbed their Big Sister Little Sister Coloring book from Fun-Schooling books.
This is the sweetest book! Little Sister always wants to color the same picture as big sister, so this coloring book is genius! No more running to the copy machine to make Little Sister her own page to color." -@littlefarmschoolhouse
“Look at me! Look at me! Look at me now! It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.” - Dr. Seuss
So true! .
It’s interesting how our minds imagine a child alone with no one else around them because they aren’t at school. Perhaps it’s because when we were at school and had a day off there was nothing to do because everyone was at school? .
But homeschooling has its own community. There are many groups on FB you can join and it doesn’t take long to find where the meet ups and excursions are happening. .
My kids do lots of curriculum activities too.
Gymnastics, Guitar, Jiu-Jitsu, Cheerleading, Swimming, Theatre Production & Tutoring where they are around groups of kids learning.
We also visit places where other people visit like indoor trampoline centres, the park etc. .
Children are far from alienated because they don’t go to school. Actually I argue the opposite is more likely to be true. If you aren’t a ‘cool’ kid at school then where does that leave you? .
#homeschool #socialisation #teacher #school #coolkid #whyschool #notheretosocialize #curriculum #homeschoolingrocks #homeschooling #lifeisthecurriculum #lifeisthebestteacher
Oh Kate @picklebums
how we love your free printables. I quickly whipped up this set of baby shark puppets this morning for my little ladies 🦈Couldn’t fund my hot glue gun this morning but luckily we have an abundance of packing tape 😂🙌
Colourful bubble baths strike again in our home🏡 Seriously if you are in a funk make your littles a colourful bath they will have so much fun 🌈 My little ladies get so excited to see which colour it’s going to be ❤️
No better way to learn about things than to go out and learn about it. Today we went out and did some trails while taking time to learn about flowers and any bugs we found alomg the way. Today AIM was most interested in the cotton that was growing wild in spots.
10 days till the ladies and I vacate ❤️ While Daddy will finish off the rest of the packing and dismantling of everything. 😍 So excited and down to the last of our toys can’t believe the rest are packed 🙌 Completed taking the outdoor furniture and toys to storage this weekend ☺️ So close 🏡 Forever home we are coming for you ❤️