Geeking Out on the Nitty-Gritty of Homeschooling

2019-2020 Curriculum Choices

This year I have a fifth grader, second grader, and kindergartener. I share with you my curriculum choices for each with the reasons I chose each item. I’ve also included videos and links!

Homeschool Rooms

Join me for video tours of our past and current homeschool rooms! I share my must-haves for a dedicated learning space. You’ll also find a video sharing why a dedicated learning space is what works best for our family!

How to Homeschool

So you’re thinking about homeschooling…or maybe you’ve already started homeschooling and are struggling. The decision to homeschool is a big undertaking, and sometimes anxiety-inducing. But I want to help you!

Curriculum Reviews

Wondering how a particular curriculum works for a real family? I’ve created reviews, with videos, of many of the curriculum choices that we’ve used. I also share with you who I think each choice would or wouldn’t work for.

Favorite Homeschool Supplies

I’ve created an easy-peasy shopping page for you with many of our favorite homeschool supplies!

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!



Easy Ways To Handle Screen Time in Your Home

Easy Ways To Handle Screen Time in Your Home

In this day and age where there's a screen everywhere you turn - on the walls, in our pockets, on our wrists - the temptation to allow those screens to occupy and entertain our kids is strong. We start off with, "A little bit of screen time won't hurt. Let me put on...

Homeschooling During the Coronavirus Crisis

Homeschooling During the Coronavirus Crisis

List of helpful products and resources near the end of this post. School closures across the country mean that families are unexpectedly homeschooling during the coronavirus crisis. Families like mine that homeschool can carry on as usual for the most part. Field...

Homeschool 5th Grade Curriculum Choices 2019-2020

Homeschool 5th Grade Curriculum Choices 2019-2020

Today I'm sharing my homeschool curriculum choices for the 2019-2020 school year for my 5th grader, along with why I made these choices for this particular child. (You can also read about this year's curriculum choices for my second grader and kindergartener.) Before...