Unit Study Planner

Creating Unit Studies {+Printable}

One approach to learning is to use unit studies. This all-encompassing, focused study uses resources from all areas of a curriculum whenever possible, and provides an in-depth learning experience. Often these studies start with a main resource book, dig into extras, involve hands-on where possible, and expand through many subjects such as math, language, history, […]

Plan A Homeschool Year: My Simple Method for an Entire Year of Plans

This post includes affiliate links. I’ve been talking with my friends lately about how I plan a homeschool year so that we could have a better and smoother year. I used to just kind of have a basic idea of what we were going to do with our year and then wing it – hoping […]

Homeschooling As A Single Mom

I’m homeschooling as a single mom.  What exactly does that look like?  Well, I imagine it looks very different for each single mom who home educates, depending on the amount of child support they receive and how much they have to work to make ends meet. I am one of the lucky single parents who […]

Five Ways to Avoid Homeschool Burnout

As homeschooling parents, we love spending time learning with and teaching our kids. However, home education is a huge responsibility, and we feel that keenly. Symptoms of burnout can sneak up even on veteran homeschoolers. Homeschooling parents can experience a particularly rough season with illness or pregnancy, or children who struggle or who develop bad […]

School Spaces

Want to take a glimpse into the school rooms of other homeschoolers? Here’s your chance to take a tour. This month, The Canadian Homeschool Blogging Team share insight into the spaces they do their schooling. Bonnie – Our Homeschool Room Our homeschool room is our dining room. When it’s time for school, we just pull out […]

10 Tips to Organize Your Homeschool Home

Ten Tips To Get Homeschool Organized

I am a great organizer. At least, I am in my head. My tornado-esque house and school zones would definitely lead you to believe otherwise! I wanted to share 10 ideas that I have found really helped me when I’m on my game and things are running smoothly and easily around our place.   1. […]

Lesson Planning Tools

It’s lesson planning season. So today I thought I’d share all the tools that I find helpful when I’m trying to pull the plans together.   #1. Pinterest. This site is a homeschooler’s planning dream. Basically, it’s a visual search engine and you are much more likely to find great ideas here for just about […]

Homeschool Planner Stickers

Many family calendars and planners come with a set of stickers to highlight important events like birthdays, anniversaries, doctor appointments, etc. Most of these stickers include the traditional school things to remember, such as picture day and hot lunches. But homeschoolers need a different set of reminder stickers. So I’ve created a page full of […]

5 Ways Homeschoolers Can Enjoy Back to School

September is traditionally known as the season of “back to school.” As homeschoolers, some of us follow this school year pattern while some of us just school all year round – but no matter what approach we take, this time of year does have some perks that we can enjoy as homeschoolers. 1. Back to […]

Student Daily Work Checklist

Student Daily Work Checklist

If you’ve been trying to figure out a simple way to keep your school days more productive, this is the solution. I have been using this exact form with my own sons for a few years now and it has seriously helped us get more done with less fighting. It keeps me accountable while keeping my kids […]

Simple Lesson Planner

Lesson Planner {Printable}

Planning out your school year really helps make a difference in your homeschool. It means that you have a clear vision of what you want to work on and breaks down all the smaller steps to get there. This planner is based on the one that I have used for the last few years with […]

A School Days Treasury {Printable}

Our children’s school years go quickly – racing ahead at the speed of life, and even if we don’t have our kids in the school system, documenting this is important. So today, I’m excited to share with you A School Days Treasury, which is a free printable collection of papers designed to help record these […]

10 Words For New Homeschoolers

Now that I’ve been homeschooling for several years, with several different kids – I wanted to offer my top 10 words for new homeschoolers. Whether you are just making the decision, or  you have been doing this for the first year, these words are for you. Relax. When you first start homeschooling, everything is overwhelming. […]

Making the Most of Every Summer Minute

Making the Most of Every Summer Minute

As the school year comes to a close, many a homeschooling family wonders what ought to be done with all those suddenly-available hours in the day. Having spent so many hours together all year, the arrival of summer vacation doesn’t seem all that different at first glance. In fact, many homeschooling families recognize that learning never stops, so, […]

Meeting Your Child's Learning Needs

Meeting Your Child’s Learning Needs

Every child has a unique set of learning needs, whether they are gifted, have learning disabilities or behaviour challenges, or just because they learn best by seeing, hearing, or doing. Our challenge (and benefit) as homeschooling parents is to find a way to meet their learning needs. This month, the Canadian Homeschool Blogging Team shares […]

7 tips homeschooling adhd

7 Tips for Homeschooling Your ADHD Child

I have 2 kids with attention deficit issues. One is a textbook case of ADHD, the other is the inattentive ADD type. It can make for some interesting learning challenges and daily stresses. I only had them officially diagnosed within the last 6 months, so over the last several years I’ve had to work with […]

When Your Child Continues To Struggle: What You Need to Know

If your child has consistently experienced difficulty with learning and schoolwork, you may be wondering if you are doing something wrong. You may even have asked yourself whether you are not using the right “learning style,” or maybe the child needs a different teacher! Let me offer some reassurance! After helping hundreds of homeschool families, […]

The Homeschool Student Voice

A Word From The Students

When we talk about homeschooling, parents often talk about the pros and the cons, the reasons they homeschool, what that looks like in their family, the curriculum they use, etc. But – a key thing is missing….. what do the KIDS think of being homeschooled? This month, The Canadian Homeschool Blogging Team asked their kids […]

Homeschooling Gives Me Freedom to Follow My Passions

Hi – My name is Tanmay Bakshi, I’m 12 years old, I’m in the 7th grade, and I live just outside of Toronto, in Brampton, Canada. I loved my parents’ decision to homeschool me, because, well, I now have flexibility with my schedule. I can learn at my own pace, not too slow, or even […]

Canadian Curriculum List

People are always asking me for curriculum options for Canadians. That has been the goal of this blog – to share Canadian resources, but sometimes, a simple list is better. Here are some Canadian curriculum options for you to consider. This post may include affiliate links. Preschool Come Sit By Me – Canadian picture book unit […]