10 Steps For Teaching Math With Less Pain

Welcome back to our FINAL “episode” of the TEN DAYS OF TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY  BAD HOMESCHOOLING… We’re going to wrap up with a subject that just makes me cringe. I mean, really. It’s intimidating and stressful and no fun to teach! Why? Because nobody likes Mom The Math Teacher… ~~ Let it be known: I like math. Well, I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it, either. On the other hand… I don’t really like TEACHING it. I suspect that there are many homeschool moms who would agree with me. It’s not the math that’s unpleasant, it’s

How to be crafty and artsy.. when you’re really NOT.

Welcome back as we continue our 10 Days of Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Homeschooling! Arts and crafts and projects – Oh my!! Craft projects are the kind of thing that either really excite people,.. or really scare them! Which one are you? Today Nicole from Fill My Cup offers up a ray of hope for the not-so-crafty crowd. ~~ Hope… for the Creatively Challenged When I first debated home schooling my children, I knew I had the background to school them from 3rd grade on up. My fear, however, was the primary years. I met many home school

Hands-On Science (aka Crazy Chaos!)

Welcome back as we continue our 10 Days of Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Homeschooling! Let’s move on from History and talk about some SCIENCE, shall we?? Today I’d like you to meet Heidi from Torah Family Living who shares how she is overcoming her “science experiment hangup.” ~~ I’m a homeschool graduate with six kiddos. I’m used to juggling. I teach reading, writing, math, history to four children while nursing and quieting the barking toddler under the table. But I have a nemesis. Science experiments. Somehow, the thought of doing experiments at my kitchen counter with excited loud

Hands-Off History: 10 Days of Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Homeschooling

Welcome back as we continue our 10 Days of Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Homeschooling! We’re ready to get subject specific and Dawn from The Momma Knows is going to get us started with her “Hands OFF” approach to History! ~~ I love history. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve enjoyed reading about times past. Give me a historical novel and I’m drawn in. Sucked in. I am THERE. History, or “Social Studies” in school, never interested me as a subject. I had some of the driest text books and some of the most boring history teachers

You Don’t Have to Teach Every Subject Every Day. Really.

Welcome back as we continue our 10 Days of Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Homeschooling! I am so pleased today to introduce you to Marlene! Today Marlene shares one of the best decisions she has made, which is one of the best *I* ever made in our homeschool as well… Marlene is not a blogger (YET, she’s thinking about it scratch that! She just started one!) -she’s one of my loyal Facebook fans! When she asked if she could help out with this project I was thrilled! Be good to her and leave her a comment? Y’all enjoy… ~~

10 Days of Homeschool – A Recap So Far

We’re half way through our 10 Days series and I have to ask — do you feel better? Dear homeschool Momma, you are not alone! None of us are good at EVERYTHING, we all have our strengths and our weaknesses. My hope is that as you journey through this 10 Days with us, you will feel encouraged and inspired, and that you will see not only your weaknesses but also your strengths. God made us each different and in doing so, we can each learn from others who excel in our areas of weakness AND pass on wisdom those who