Welcome to My Collage

jimmie lanley


Hey! I’m so happy to see you here. I’m Jimmie, a work at home mom who homeschools my only child, a creative teenager. But I’m not a militant homeschooler, so if you don’t homeschool or if you stopped homeschooling, you are still very welcome here.

In fact, my years of homeschooling are drawing to a close now that my daughter is in high school, so this site will be slowly shifting away from a homeschool emphasis into other things I’ll have more time for such as cooking and craft tutorials. Soon I’ll be an empty-nester and a veteran homeschool mom and my Collage will naturally reflect that transition.


Here are some of the topics I’ve written the most about here on Jimmie’s Collage.

Notebooking Lapbooking Teaching Writing in Your Homeschool
Homeschooling Middle School Homeschooling High School Charlotte Mason Homeschooling
Narration Charlotte Mason Q & A Artist Study
Composer Study Nature Study Living Math

 My Homeschool Guides

Notebooking Success eBook

Latest Posts

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Social Media

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Best Homeschooling Posts

Clever Cooking and Crafting

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Gaps? Homemade Apricot Yeasted Coffeecake
Flexibility in Homeschool Curriculum Denim Jeans Tote Bag Tutorial
Being the Homeschool Oddball Repurposed Denim Bible Cover
Answering the Critics of the Gentle Approach to Homeschool How to Make a Giant Chocolate Chip Birthday Cookie
Top Ten Reasons to Homeschool a Creative Child How To Safely and Naturally Clean a Disgusting Oven
Where to Request Homeschool Catalogs Banana Oat Almond Muffins
Homeschooling is Like Exercise
What if I Had No Money for Curriculum?
Ultimate List of Living Books Based Curriculum
When Your Homeschooled Child Doesn’t Like to Read

Top Parenting Posts

Let’s Get Fit & Stay Beautiful

How to be a Cool Mom (And Why You Should Want to Be One) How I Became a Non-Sporty Person Who Hated Exercise
How to Raise an Artist How I Grew to Appreciate Exercise (Even Though I’m Still not Sporty) 
Raising Children Overseas – How to Deal with Curious Onlookers What Exercise Did for Me
How Did I Not See the Scoliosis?: Dealing with the Mom Guilt Meeting Exercise Goals With Self-Talk & Rewards
Why It’s Okay to Splurge on StitchFix