Family Homeschool Planner – Review + Giveaway

I'm more than five years into homeschooling and haven't found my perfect planner yet. I'm feeling very optimistic with my new planner for this year - the The Well-Planned Day family homeschool planner by The Well-Planned Gal. Let me walk you through my favorite parts! 1. I noticed straight away that there are tabs for each month, which will make … [Read more...]

Update: How My Homeschool Classical Planner Is Working For Me

  I've used and (unintentionally) abused my Homeschool Classical Planner for the last several months. I still feel badly about the water spill which soaked and wrinkled its pages. But, in spite of my goofs, it's lasted through it all. The parts which have been my favorite: 1. The pockets. I've used them lots to stash all manner of papers … [Read more...]

Homeschool Classical Planner Review + Giveaway

I have never before used a homeschool planner. While I am very much a planner, they all felt a little intimidating and not quite what I needed. However, when I saw the chatter on the Classical Conversations group Facebook page about the Homeschool 18-Month Classical Planner by Hot Pink Lime, I was instantly interested. The folks over at Hot Pink … [Read more...]

The Easiest Way to Clean Baseball Caps

I recently posted the above photo on Instagram and got a few questions about how it works, so I thought I would share it here with y'all. But before writing this post I did a quick google search to see if this solution is already out there. I didn't see it. What I did see were a bunch of solutions that require either too much effort or aren't … [Read more...]

Why I Stopped Folding Laundry

  I am all about efficiency around the home. I like things done well, but quickly. I joke with my Six Sigma trained husband that I'm the real Six Sigma expert around here. (Maybe you're asking, "What is Six Sigma?" Definition by Wikipedia: a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. My husband uses it in business.) I'm totally not. … [Read more...]

Taking Homemade Meals On the Go

We are slow eaters in my family, which I'm not saying is necessarily a bad thing. But it can be inconvenient at times. Since it can get expensive and less than healthy to eat fast food on the regular, I've created a little system of packing homemade meals on the go. My favorite travel tool for such meals? The mason jar! It's not just a trend, it's … [Read more...]

How to Not Be Late

  Okay, here it is. I’m just gonna say it. We’re late. Too often. Andddd, I hate it. I HATE being late. Typically I think we’re gonna be on time till all of a sudden we’re not. We’re leaving 5, 7, 10 minutes later than I expected and ugh, we’re late again. Because I don’t want to be five years down the road still wishing we were getting … [Read more...]

How To Homeschool While Moving

  We kept right on homeschooling during our recent move. It was a super close move - just a few miles away in the same town, but as it turns out, that doesn't really affect the packing, paper processing, cleaning, purging part of a move. I think all told we missed one week's worth of work, which we'll just make up at the end of the year. … [Read more...]

Getting Started Homeschooling: Choosing A Method

Y'all, please welcome Jennifer Courtney of Classical Conversations Writers Circle with part one of a guest series of posts all about getting started in homeschooling. There is something to be said for starting off right, so I hope you enjoy her series of posts!   What should I do for my children’s education? Should I homeschool them? Where … [Read more...]