Posts by Courtney Newman

Easter is always a fun time of the year, isn’t it?  It’s a day for candy, games, delicious food, and without even half the pressure that comes with Christmas. In my book, that’s a solid…


Feeling stretched this holiday season? Behind on Christmas shopping and activities? We could all use a helping hand this year. This list is for you if you still need gift ideas in time for Christmas! If…


As a child, Advent calendars were one of my favorite traditions with my family. We typically had two calendars, a hanging Santa with pockets full of candy, and a nativity Christmas storybook.…


Holidays alone can be stressful but add in homeschooling kids who'd rather dream about what's hiding in mom's closet and you've got a sure-fire recipe for chaos. Your homeschool schedule certainly…


Happy Constitution Week! Were it not for the rights outlined in the Constitution, you may not even be reading this article. Thanks to those rights, you’re free to read whatever you’d like.  The…


We are about half a year into the pandemic and it doesn’t look like it’s changing anytime soon. Of course, we remain hopeful. But, the reality is that families need a solution for their children’s…


Have you heard of homeschool pods? Perhaps this phrase has floated through your social networks and it intrigued you as an option for your family. Homeschool pods are also referred to as pandemic…


Good character can seem like an ambiguous goal at times. Character training is a difficult concept to define and is consequently complex to plan into your homeschooling studies. As a parent,…


Summer is an all-around favorite season for most people.  In the U.S., it’s even more exciting for many of us since we get to celebrate Independence Day!  The Fourth of July is a wonderful…


While it can be tempting to spend all summer relaxing by the pool or in the backyard hammock without a care in the world, summertime is also a great opportunity for additional learning.  Whether…