5 tips for reading middle grade novels with your kids

5 tips for reading middle grade novels with your kids

Written by contributor Sarah Mackenzie of Amongst Lovely Things When my oldest children were small, I couldn’t wait until we could read middle grade novels together. I enjoyed reading picture books with them, of course, but it had been Beverly … [Continue reading]

Pressing through the middle years of homeschooling


Written by Hannah Vanderpool of Praying With One Eye Open I’m a writer who likes fresh beginnings and well-timed endings.  Middles?  Not so much. When I think about the middle of, say, a novel manuscript, I imagine a hammock creaking under the … [Continue reading]

The 10 commandments of a family road trip

The 10 commandments of a family road trip

Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom My personal love of road trips stems from childhood--when Dad and I would hop into his rusty Toyota Celica, often without a destination in mind, and hit the open road most weekends. … [Continue reading]

The lazy girl’s guide to home education

The lazy girl's guide to home education ~Simple Homeschool

Written by contributor Kari Patterson of Sacred Mundane A big forest behind our house, lots of free time to read, a garden, science fairs, a playhouse, maps on the wall, Legos, an old piano, sketch books, almost no TV, and a library card. These … [Continue reading]

Homeschool inspiration: The Lego edition

homeschool inspiration

This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of this site! This boy and his Lego have a love-love relationship - can you relate? Enjoy this week's homeschool inspiration: Dollar tree mad science :: From contributor … [Continue reading]