Written by Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom
This week we kick off our 2nd annual curriculum fair here at Simple Homeschool. Over the next month each of our contributors will share which homeschooling resources work really well for our families, and also touch on those we’ve tried that haven’t worked so well.
Personally, I prefer exploring curricula virtually than at an overwhelming exhibition hall full of rows and rows of booths. I hope our posts this month give you a sense of a few companies you’d like to explore, and save you both time and stress.
As a new homeschooler years ago, I felt like if I didn’t look at every. possible. resource, I might be “missing out.” But with a few years of experience under my belt I find, like many veteran homeschoolers, that we have happily settled into a comfortable cadence with a few favorite resources.
I no longer suffer as much wondering if the grass might be greener with another curriculum. In fact, when a popular homeschooling catalog arrived in my mailbox a couple of weeks ago, I put it straight in the recycling.
Why mess with what is already a good thing?
After all, our goal is simplicity–not only in our homeschooling–but also in family life. As most homeschoolers realize, you can’t separate one from the other. Homeschooling is a lifestyle as much as a system of education.
To that end, I want to mention the Simplify Your Family Life ebook sale that begins today and lasts only 96 hours (through Friday morning). During this period you can purchase and download a collection of over 35 e-books from popular family bloggers for just $29 (a $375 value!).
My own e-book, Mindset for Moms, is included as well as many others in categories like blogging, cooking, homemaking, marriage, minimalism, and parenting. You can see the full list of ebooks here.
If you’ve had your eye on any of these titles, this week offers a great deal to have family life inspiration at your fingertips for many months. Head here for more details and to purchase the set.
And now, on to the fair! Grab your coffee or tea and get ready to browse at your own pace–I’ll meet you back here on Wednesday.
If you could ask any question relating to curriculum or homeschooling resources, what would it be? We may be able to work some of the answers into our posts over the month.