Homeschool Show & Tell 2021-2022

Homeschool Show & Tell is a series hosted by Abby from Rooted in Rest and Jessica from The Waldock Way. Our goal with the Homeschool Show & Tell series is to share the unique beauty that is homeschooling and that Read more…


Why Unit Studies Are The Best Place To Start Homeschool Planning

Why Unit Studies Are The Best Place To Start Homeschool Planning

It didn’t take long for me to determine that unit studies were a great approach for our homeschool lessons. However, it wasn’t always easy to find what I needed or wanted so I decided to make my own.  Over the Read more…


How To Get The Most Out Of Your Homeschool Planner

What I look for in a homeschool planner and how my setup helps me keep track of and work towards meeting our goals for the homeschool year.

Do you use a homeschool planner? I’ve talked to lots of moms who don’t use a homeschool planner yet because they’re not sure where to start. There are all kinds of different homeschool planners out there and it can be Read more…


The Incredible Power Of Following Your Child’s Interests In Your Homeschool

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of child-led learning. Following your child’s interests can lead to so many amazing learning experiences you never would have thought to explore.  So what is child-led learning? It’s just what it sounds Read more…


A Fun Homeschool Field Trip to Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Every year we celebrate Shark Week by learning all about these amazing creatures together with documentaries, hands-on activities, and field trips. Since Shark Week happens near Emily’s birthday, it’s always been a really special event for her. This year, we Read more…


Everything You Need to Plan Your Homeschool This Year

Planning is my favorite! I love planning our homeschool year and I’ve learned a lot about it over the last few years. I know planning can feel overwhelming, even if you love it. There’s a lot to think about. We Read more…


How We Use Screens in Our Homeschool (and Why It Works!)

There are lots of awesome learning opportunities you can engage in when you welcome technology into your lesson planning. Discover the best options for learning with screens in your homeschool and how we incorporate them into our homeschool.

Screens get a bad rap, but in my experience, they aren’t all bad. Screen time has added tons of value to our homeschool experience with educational apps, documentaries, and gameschooling. In fact, I always include relevant Youtube videos and documentaries Read more…


Alexa, Homeschool the Children! How to Use Alexa in Your Homeschool

Do you use Alexa for school? If you have an Amazon Alexa, your kids may have already discovered a few fun skills they love like playing hide and seek or listening to their favorite songs. But Alexa is more than Read more…


How to Celebrate Shark Week in Your Homeschool

Shark Week on Discovery Channel, an annual celebration of all things “shark,” routinely takes over television during July. It’s the longest running program in history filled with information about the secret lives of these ocean predators. Shark Week's main purpose is to focus on conservation efforts and correcting many of the common misconceptions about sharks. Use the opportunity to celebrate in your homeschool with these awesome resources.

Shark Week on Discovery Channel, an annual celebration of all things “shark,” routinely takes over television during July. It’s the longest running program in history filled with information about the secret lives of these ocean predators. Shark Week’s main purpose Read more…


Do Grade Level Expectations Really Matter In Your Homeschool?

The truth is that grade levels aren’t all that important for most homeschool students. However, I do think it’s a good idea to be aware of grade level goals and targets when you’re doing homeschool planning. Especially if you're anything like us and prefer to dabble in curriculum or use resources instead.

Don’t you love it when someone asks what grade your homeschooler is in? It’s not always that simple is it? Homeschoolers can kind of be all over the map when it comes to grade levels and that’s ok.  While grade Read more…