Homeschool Life

STEM Gift Ideas

STEM Gift Ideas

My son is a lover of all things Science, engineering, and technology!  Not so much on the math part, but hey... I'll take whatever I can get. I wanted to share some of our favorite STEM gift ideas to help you with your science lover. Many of the toys we have purchased...

Our Simple Preschool Curriculum

Our Simple Preschool Curriculum

We are a homeschool family. We started "baby school" with my son when he was 2. He learned his alphabet and then to count to ten. In no time at all he was wanting to write like mommy and daddy, so the search began to find some school books for him. At 3, I found the...

A Closer Look at our BookShark Curriculum

A Closer Look at our BookShark Curriculum

I have talked before about our homeschool curriculum, Bookshark. We love the simplicity of selecting exactly what we want and waiting for it to show up on our front porch. Bookshark also makes it easy as you don’t have to plan what to do each day. They schedule...

The Book I Won’t Let My Son Read

The Book I Won’t Let My Son Read

There is a popular children's book that I don't want my son to read anymore. And you may need to re-think putting the book in your kid's hands as well. Initially I was the one that checked the book out from the library. It must be a popular book for a reason, so I...

Our Homeschool Decision: Why we choose to homeschool

Our Homeschool Decision: Why we choose to homeschool

One of the most popular questions or conversations I see with homeschool families is "why did you decide to homeschool". It seems like every family I know that homeschools has different reasons for doing so. Bad school districts, children with special medical needs,...

I Struggle with Homeschool: Real Talk

I Struggle with Homeschool: Real Talk

Real talk for a minute. I struggle with homeschool. Not every day, but we have plenty of days we climb up on the struggle bus and we just get so comfortable that we spend the entire day there. Some days I really wonder if I am doing the right thing. Sometimes we have...

Explore Local Box

Explore Local Box

Anyone that knows our family knows we love to travel and we love learning about the new destination. But while we can't go to every city we want, we can learn about them. We love to learn about a city's history, learn what businesses are located there, learn what...

4 Websites You Need to Know When Homeschooling

4 Websites You Need to Know When Homeschooling

We have a few online resources for adding a bit more to our homeschool curriculum. I have told you before that we use BookShark most days for school. But I find my six year old prefers a bit of mixture to keep him interested. He loves computer work and I really think...

The Truth About Homeschooling: 7 Homeschool Myths Debunked

The Truth About Homeschooling: 7 Homeschool Myths Debunked

I wanted to give you the inside scoop on homeschooling, and debunk a few myths. Homeschool parents are organized. My husband is insanely organized. So I guess in our house you can be half right. I, however, am NOT. I pay more for a curriculum that will keep me...

Homeschool: A Beginner’s Guide

Homeschool: A Beginner’s Guide

So, you want to homeschool? There are many factors involved in making this choice. Every state seems to have different requirements for homeschooling. Thankfully, we live in Alabama and have minimal requirements. Some states require meetings with advisors on a regular...

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