Hi, I’m Leslie!

Engineer turned homeschooling mom to three active little boys, sharing my tips and advice to help you dive deep into the details of your homeschool so that you will have greater peace and confidence in your home!

Leslie Maddox

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Educational Gift Ideas for Kids (That They’ll Actually Like)

Educational Gift Ideas for Kids (That They’ll Actually Like)

While the toy of the moment gives our kids a temporary thrill, I like to give my kids gifts that will result in more long-lasting joy. Something that they will play with over and over again. And if they learn something along the way...awesome. Many of these ideas will...

Free Printable Gratitude Journal Pages

Free Printable Gratitude Journal Pages

We recently had our first campfire of the season, and my husband surprised us with s'more fixings to make it extra fun. Not gonna lie, I was pretty stressed out because our boys were being way too active around the fire. But I was secretly satisfied with how they...

Free Coloring Reading Log Printable

Free Coloring Reading Log Printable

Turn your kids’ reading lists into keepsakes!  Use a fun coloring reading log printable to turn the chore of tracking your kids' reading into a creative outlet. Your kids will love seeing how much they’ve read and be encouraged to complete their bookshelves.  Use a...

Back to School Sign Template Tutorial

Back to School Sign Template Tutorial

During back-to-school season, social media is rife with First Day of School pictures. Smiling children holding signs announcing the exciting day and their new grades. I've created free First Day of Homeschool signs for you, but maybe those don't fit your needs. So.......

All About Me Printable Coloring Page

All About Me Printable Coloring Page

I’ve created a fun “All About Me” printable for you! For a little “First Day of Homeschool” fun, I like to have my kids fill out an All About Me printable. It’s always fun to see their answers. I save them and include them in their portfolios at the end of the school...

First Day of Homeschool Signs 2020-2021

First Day of Homeschool Signs 2020-2021

Use these free “First Day of Homeschool” signs (2020-2021) as your picture props this year!  Download the freebie, print, and smile! Or you can get my back to school sign template to customize similar signs for your family. You may also be interested in my free...