What the heck is NaNoWriMo?!

In case you've never heard of it, November is National Novel Writing Month. If your children (or you!) are budding writers, sign up and get a month of encouragement and inspiration from fellow writers all over the world. When you register, you set a word count goal and work toward meeting that goal during the month. You can read pep talks from published writers; connect with other participants through forums and online events; and find articles, questionnaires and other resources to help you through rough spots.


History from a Different Perspective: Zinn Education Project

With Columbus Day approaching (Oct. 12), I've seen a lot of discussion lately about whether and how to acknowledge this controversial holiday. For homeschoolers who want to explore history from different perspectives, Zinn Education Project is an invaluable resource.

The following quote from the website will resonate with many homeschoolers and explain why this approach to history studies is important:


Eight Great Science Websites

I'm back to blogging agian after a few weeks of home improvement projects!  This week's post is one that I wrote as a guest blog post for Homeschool Tracker. (You can see their blog here.) It's a list of eight free science websites.


Do you have a budding scientist in your house? Whether it's a 7-year-old asking “why...?” and “how...?” or a teen with a passion for astronomy, we want to give our children the tools to satisfy their curiosity and learn with enthusiasm.


The Homeschool Community: a Great Source of Wisdom

I'm going to shift gears a little with my blog post this week. I spent most of yesterday at a wonderful ceremony honoring women of all ages. (The ceremony is called Women of the 14th Moon, and you can read about it here.) One of the things we talked about in the ceremony honoring Elders was the importance of sharing our wisdom.


Need Last Minute Curriculum? Try Currclick!

Are you ready for the new school year?  I know many families have already started the school year or don't even take a "summer break." (Oh the joys of homeschooling independence!) But if you're searching for last minute learning materials to start the year with, I've got a resource for you. Currclick is a website that provides curriculum materials in PDF format, so you don't have to wait (or pay) for shipping.



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