Educating with Usborne and Kane Miller, Tips for Homeschooling Mamas

7 Ways to Use Famous Painting Cards

"Every artist was first an amateur." - Ralph Waldo Emerson We've seen them. In museums, in books, on buildings, calendars, coffee mugs, t shirts, and even socks - (I have a pair myself). What am I talking about? Famous paintings! International Artist’s Day is on October 25th, and I've got some ideas to last all… Continue reading 7 Ways to Use Famous Painting Cards

Fun Things - Field Trips, Games, Creative Ideas, Tips for Homeschooling Mamas

The Lunch Crate: Circle Time for High School

Last year, I did something that really worked well for our family: I replaced our morning basket with a lunch crate. In preschool, we called it "Circle Time". Early on in our homeschool, we called it "Learning Together Time". It later morphed into the popular "Morning Basket", and now it's a "Lunch Crate", a.k.a. circle… Continue reading The Lunch Crate: Circle Time for High School

Tips for Homeschooling Mamas

Scheduling Ideas & Tips to Control the Chaos

Homeschooling moms have several roles. Chaos Coordinator is one of them. On any given day we have kids of all ages at home, preparing three meals a day plus snacks - we must not forget the snacks! Then there's the mountain of laundry, messes to clean, bills to pay, grocery shopping - which has recently… Continue reading Scheduling Ideas & Tips to Control the Chaos

Fun Things - Field Trips, Games, Creative Ideas, Tips for Homeschooling Mamas

Our Morning Basket is Now A Lunch Crate

Morning Basket, Circle Time, Learning Together Time - whatever you want to call it, it has been a staple in our homeschool for years. This year I felt the need to revamp, upgrade, and change up how we do things. I've replaced my morning basket with a lunch crate! I would like to say that… Continue reading Our Morning Basket is Now A Lunch Crate