Hardy Lake Raptors

Some of my favorite parts of homeschooling are the fun, yet educational things we get to experience.  A couple of weeks ago, a fellow homeschooling mom organized a field trip to see the raptors at our nearest state park.  They have a rehabilitation center there and have some birds that can never be released into […]

Knitting Time Saver

All of the children know how to knit (including the boys). They mostly knit washcloths that they sell with our soap. It’s great because they can take their knitting with them in the car or to a meeting we need to attend.  It gives them something to do with their hands.  Knitting also teaches eye-hand […]

Do Your Children Use Their Brains to Think?

Now that the construction is finished at our new farm, Jim and I have a lot of our time freed up.  We’ve been talking about where to spend some of that time when it comes to Goat Milk Stuff and in what direction we want to take the business. More wholesale? More internet? More agri-tourism? Since we’re focusing […]

How To Be a Story Maker

I have a lot of goals when it comes to my children and their homeschool education.   One of my goals is that they learn how to be great communicators.  In most conventional public school educations, communication is focused on the ability to write “papers”.  Whether these papers are book reports or term papers, the […]

Homeschool Curriculum

One of the most common homeschool questions that I’m asked is, “What curriculum do you use?”  To be perfectly honest, I hate this question.  I think too many homeschooling parents think that there is a “magic” curriculum out there that will make homeschooling perfect.  Too much homeschooling energy is wasted on choosing curriculum, discussing curriculum, […]

Homeschooling IV

http://traffic.libsyn.com/goatmilkstuff/BMSG032.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:40 — 24.5MB)Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 032. This is the final episode in the homeschooling series.  Whether or not you are a homeschooling parent, I hope that it provides you with some encouragement.  You can engage your children and help them to learn and to […]

Homeschooling III

http://traffic.libsyn.com/goatmilkstuff/BMSG031.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:49 — 24.6MB)Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 031. Our homeschooling series continues as we answer more homeschooling questions such as “How do I homeschool boys?” and “What about curriculum?” There are many different ways to homeschool.  This series gives you an idea of not only how […]

Homeschooling II

http://traffic.libsyn.com/goatmilkstuff/BMSG030.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:57 — 34.8MB)Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 030. Homeschooling at the Jonas house takes place all the time.  Somebody is always learning something and the older children often help the younger children. This is part two in our homeschooling series.  Jim and I finish our initial […]

Homeschooling I

http://traffic.libsyn.com/goatmilkstuff/BMSG029.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:57 — 28.4MB)Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 029. The Jonas children have been homeschooled their entire lives.  We start homeschooling them when they are babies because we consider all of life to be a part of their homeschool education. Jim and I sat down and talked […]

Domain Names

As part of our homeschooling curriculum, my children each need to start and maintain their own website before they graduate.  In order to have a website, the first thing you need is a domain name.  Do you own any domain names?  I’m a little bit of a domain name junkie.  Actually, I don’t own that […]