Monarchs and Migration: Become a Citizen Scientist

In a previous post, we looked at the Flight of the Butterflies on Netflix. Today, we’re talking about how to extend that study into a long-term unit study about monarchs and migration. Become a citizen scientist. I recently attended a teacher workshop for environmental educators.  A local school has gotten the entire 7th grade involved […]

The Flight of the Butterflies

Today,  I’m watching Flight of the Butterflies. I have to confess that I watch a lot of Netflix. I love it. As a home educator, I’m probably not supposed to admit that I watch a lot of TV.  I’m supposed to be a bookworm. I love to read, too. But, I honestly have to admit that […]

Love the Lowcountry Homeschool Convention

I love the Lowcountry Homeschool Convention! Let me tell you why I love it. And I think you’ll agree. Local organizers know the best for local homeschoolers! Disclaimer Note: I have not been compensated for this post and all opinions are my own. This year, the Lowcountry Homeschool Convention is Friday and Saturday, May 26-27 on […]

Homeschoolers Participate in School Choice Week

This week is National School Choice Week! This celebration happens every year in the last week of January–raising public awareness about educational options, while underscoring the need for even more opportunities. Schools, organizations and individuals are hosting local events to celebrate their school of choice. National School Choice Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness […]

Date Ideas When the Homeschool Day is Done

Today, let’s talk about date ideas for when your homeschool day is done. You’ve been working with the kids all day. Busy homeschooling. Busy answering questions. Wiping noses and bottoms. There’s dishes in the sink…and toys scattered down the hall. It’s hard to find the time and energy to focus on your couple-time. Been there. […]

Facebook Hacks for Homeschooling: Groups vs. Pages

Today, I’m starting a series about Facebook hacks for homeschooling. I’ve learned these tricks along the way…to help improve my involvement on Facebook. So, if you’re new to Facebook, these hacks will help you navigate like a pro. Facebook is a great tool. It’s a natural for us to incorporate our homeschooling. We love it. We […]

The Quintessential Holiday Party Game

Today, I’m sharing the Quintessential Holiday Party Game. It’ll test your memory and your reflexes. It’s a real hit for all ages! This party game is holiday tradition at my house. We’ve played with: cousins siblings aunts/uncles grandparents children adults friends co-workers people we’ve never met before people we haven’t seen in years people we […]

What’s NOT Required by South Carolina Homeschool Law?

What’s NOT required by South Carolina homeschool law? It’s important in know what homeschool parents ARE required to do and are responsible for according to South Carolina Homeschool Law. In previous posts, we’ve covered lots of topics about Getting Started Homeschooling. But, it’s also really important to know what’s NOT required by the South Carolina Homeschool Law. Where ever […]

20 Random Facts about Me

Hi! I’m the old gal behind the blog. I thought it would be nice to share a bit more details about me–that you might not know already. Here’s 20 random facts about me: I compulsively crush candy–and I need you to send me more lives, please. I’m not a morning person, even though I’m often awake […]

5 Tips to Homeschool Like a Pro

Maybe you are new to homeschooling or maybe you just need some encouragement to keep going. Here’s 5 tips to homeschool like a pro. 1. Remember this: Homeschooling is not the same thing as “school at home.”  We aren’t trying to replicate what schools are doing. Homeschooling is an alternate educational path that is individualized […]