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Category: Simple Home School

How do home schools fit in a simple life? How can minimalism be applied to kids and teaching? Using minimalist ideas to narrow down what truly needs to be learned and cutting out extra clutter. Simple home school to us has been a journey that is far from over, but we would love to share what we have been learning.

Big Homeschooling Changes


So we have been doing homeschooling different this year.   I kept it a secret from the kids until the day before we started and when I explained it to them Lily literally was shaking with excitement.  (she is so cute)

However, I wasn’t sure it would work, so I have waited to post about it on my blog….

…but now we have been going for 2 months and it seems to be working 🙂

All the writing for my new book, ‘The Simple Homeschool Handbook’ (due out next spring), had me thinking, and I wanted to take a jump from our current format.

I am journaling through the process for a short homeschool e-book and for the fun of remembering the year.  


You Can Homeschool – only .99

You Can Do It Too - 25 Homeschool Families Share Their StoryThe school year is winding down and summer is coming!  yay!

Have you been thinking about the possibly of trying homeschooling next school year?  Do you know someone who is?

Homeschooling can be very rewarding and doesn’t have to be as hard as it might look at first.  

This week we are running a sale on:

You Can Do It Too – 25 Homeschool Families Share Their Stories

Only .99

(regularly 9.99)

This isn’t a how-to book, this isn’t a book comparing all the different teaching styles, this isn’t a book comparing regular school to homeschool….

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You Can Do It Too – 25 Homeschool Families Share Their Stories

Released today!

If you homeschool, want to homeschool, are curious about homeschoolers, are burned out with homeschooling, or just looking for some cool people to learn about this is the book for you 🙂

I started working on this project several months ago.  I have had struggles with homeschooling and have been overwhelmed with all the different options out there.  I know my kids will do better at home, I have seen it in the past two years, but I struggled a lot with if I was doing the best job I could.

I wondered… what do the ‘real’ homeschool parents do.  I mean, the ones that have been homeschooling lots longer than me.  I knew of several bloggers who had more kids than me and homeschooled (and acted like they enjoyed it).  What was their secret?  What did they actually do during the day?  What have they learned? How did they know it was working?


Homeschool Field Trip – Seeing The President

Last Friday we took a trip to the river to explore.  Turned out cooler and the water higher than I had wanted but we got out to the sand bars and wandered around for a while.  We even got to watch a vulture eat a fish from pretty close up.

But where we really learned about current was last Monday when we went to see the President’s speech in Council Bluffs 🙂  People everywhere.

Bryon took the kids on Sunday to see if they could get tickets and they somehow managed to play cute enough to get VIP tickets.