I write a homeschool blog (two actually), but I enjoy reading them too. So I want to share some that I have recently been impressed with. These are my latest favorite homeschool blogs. I know you will enjoy them too.
Jamie at Unlikely Homeschool
Jamie is a natural teacher. Her posts are meaty and full of practical ideas for teaching all academic areas. Her latest masterpiece was five days of summer unschooling. But really her ideas work for any time of the year at all:
If you go visit Jamie, get ready to pin a ton of cute ideas. She’s full of them.
Kim at Not Consumed
Kim is a single mom who homeschools four young children. She has her hands blessedly full yet consistently exudes encouragement to others. But Kim isn’t fakey sweet; she is real about her challenges.
But every painful reality is tempered with God’s grace.
I am the first to admit that I tend to prefer intensely practical homeschool posts like What to Do With Unfinished Curriculum, but when Kim gets deep I love reading her writing. Try The Cup That Never Runs Empty to start. See if it doesn’t give you chill bumps.
Aadel at These Temporary Tents
Aadel is not really a new favorite. She’s been on my radar for several months now. But I still love her confident unschooling style. If I had my beginning homeschool years to do over, I would want to be Aadel!
I am consistently impressed with the depth of her posts whether they are insightful or practical. She is a lover of living books and notebooking (like me) and shares freebies like public domain books and printables.
Although I’ve never been in the military, I did live abroad and moved a lot, so I can really relate to posts such as Homeschooling During a Deployment or other Separation. Plus her children have very cool, non-typical names. I love that!
Joan at Our School at Home
Joan is relatively new to homeschooling, but she is a fast learner. As evidence, see her advice post.
Like me, she has an only daughter. I was fascinated by the story of how she brought her Sarah home from a public school environment that was failing her.
Her latest series on real world math is a great starting point for introducing a living approach instead of a textbook based one. She says, “I’ve got a bachelor’s degree in advanced math, and a 12-year-old daughter who hates anything to do with the subject.” Okay, this is someone I want to hear on the topic of math.
Becky at This Reading Mama
I have an English degree and taught language arts for several years, so Becky’s emphasis on language arts is right up my alley.
Like Jamie, she has loads of very practical ideas for teaching homeschool lessons, things that make concepts interesting and concrete and don’t require a whole lot of advance preparation. Here is an example — Paper Airplane Sight Words. How simple yet fun is that idea? If you have elementary aged children, I highly recommend you follow her blog.