Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Free or Really Cheap Homeschooling Stuff? Yes, Please!!

With the rise of the homeschooling movement, there have popped up so many amazing homeschool themed blogs and websites. I have to admit, it takes some real self-discipline to not spend all my free time reading them (because I have so much of that these days). There are two, however, that I make sure to get directly in my email inbox: Freely Educate and Frugally Educate. The first is obviously the one with all the freebies, and the second shares great deals on family and educational products. I'm all about great deals! Who isn't?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Homeschooling with Little Ones

I've had many conversations with my homeschooling friends lately about the challenges of teaching my two school-age children with all the distractions and interruptions that come with having two younger children in the home. I've even been weighing all the options of how to help our school time run more smoothly, such as finding activities to entertain the little ones, hiring a part-time sitter, or using a mother's day out program.
The truth is I don't have the right answer, but I know I'm not alone in this quest for a peaceful homeschooling day. Does that really ever happen anyway? Here is a really great article, called "The Baby is the Lesson" by Diane Hopkins, that helped me gain some perspective on this topic.
So if you are a homeschooling mom with little ones, please share what works (or doesn't) for you in a typical school day. Maybe we can help each other!