• Homeschooling Without a Method

    If you ever find yourself in the middle of a group of snooty homeschool moms that look down on anyone who does anything differently than them, expect to be asked, “what method do you use in your homeschool?” And it’s perfectly fine to gag, roll your eyes, and walk away. However, if you don’t mind being in that situation or you want to share how you do things, that’s ok too. Maybe someone will get the message that it is perfectly fine to have a method that isn’t a “method”. Maybe. I am not a perfect-method-seeking mom. I tried in the beginning, honestly I did. But after a year of…

  • Meal Planning & Homeschool

    Do you ever find yourself rummaging through the kitchen cabinets, pantry, and fridge over and over again an hour before dinner, trying to decide what in the world you are going to cook? Googling recipes for the few ingredients you have on hand? Or going with old faithful? Which is spaghetti around here. Preaching to the choir yet? Are you still with me? Ok then, let’s go. I haven’t always planned out our meals. Maybe I forgot to mention, I homeschool my three very hungry children, and for some odd reason they have to eat three meals a day. Weird, I know. Back to the topic at hand. I remember…

  • Middle Georgia Homeschool Field Trips

    I love field trips, most of the time. But it gets hot here in Georgia, so I like to plan them for fall or early spring. Especially when everything is outdoors. Below is a list of my favorite Middle Georgia field trips for families or groups. our top ten picks Roosevelt’s Little White House in Warm Springs offers a guided tour for around $7 per person. I believe they offer homeschool group rates. You can contact them at this link: https://gastateparks.org/LittleWhiteHouse  My daughter and I sold homemade cookies and cupcakes around town to earn the money to cover our group of 15. Everyone brought a picnic lunch and I printed these…

  • Mug Chocolate Chip Cookie (in a Bowl)?

    This isn’t for the days your diet is strict. This is for the days you feel like you are about to pull your hair out and you do not want to share with anyone! It is delicious and will make you feel like you’ve hit the lottery (almost) at 11 pm on a school night. Home school mamas must take a minute, no matter how small, to do things for themselves. This is my nightly weekly go-to snack. (Side eyeing judgmental husband from my side of the bed). After a hard day, when the kids are in bed, I sneak into the kitchen. I drag out all the messy ingredients,…

  • Seventh Grade Curriculum Picks

    This is our seventh year homeschooling, and after tons of research and trial and error I think we’ve finally started a year that we can finish. I have not been asked to review any of these. I am giving my own, honest opinion. For math, last year (6th grade) my daughter tried out (TT) Teaching Textbooks Level 7. She loves the layout. It is on the computer with CDs and I love that it not only teaches and grades, but it has tests and keeps a grade book that is completely editable. So we decided to go with Teaching Textbooks again this year and she is using Pre-Algebra. Typically this…

  • Homeschool – The Seven Year Itch

    We’re knee deep into our seventh year of homeschooling and I couldn’t want to quit more. Every August begins a new school year for us, and around February I am ready for “the break”. Summer break. My husband has been known to whisk me away on a mini vacation around March to give me and the kids (who would stay with Grandma) a break. However, this year we didn’t go anywhere or do anything. Not even a quick trip to the beach over the summer. Nothing. No vacation at all. So here I sit, mid-August, new school year, ready to stick a pencil through my eye throw my hands up…