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My 4 Favorite Links for Homeschooling

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***(3/20/2020) I’ve updated some details on the Catholic Heritage Curricula since I wrote this. Also if you need a schedule printable or are looking for some simple steps to take for homeschool your child click here.***

I started homeschooling my children in 2014. My how the time has flown. Back then I used a tablet with a keyboard to type my blog posts in between school and meal prep. So glad my husband surprised me and got me a laptop. 🙂 But I digress…

Other things have changed since then as well. My family has grown, to a total of 6, yes 6 people and we finally found our home in the country (and with a little elbow grease, will be perfect for us). My class size has changed as well. I currently only teach my 2 (almost 3 year old) at home. My 2 oldest ones go to the Private Catholic Schools in Town and eventually, I have every intention of sending my 2 youngest to the same schools. Not because I don’t enjoy homeschool, but because I feel this brings a good balance to our family.

I was no longer able to give the complete attention to all my children as I was in the beginning. My oldest was in need of more social aspects, that I was unable to provide. I was also concerned about college, which is fast approaching, and my ability to create transcripts that would truly show the kids work and grades. So after much consideration and discussion, my husband and I decided that the Catholic School would be the best fit. They were able to offer the unique education that we were looking for and continue including our Catholic values. But this year, homeschooling came back into the swing. My third child is now in need of some education as well. So back to the school books I go.

With all the different ages I have worked with and changes we have gone through, I have been able to narrow down what I do to a few helpful websites. I wanted to share my changes and the sites I use to help any of you parents homeschooling out there (that need a little direction). But the items I use also work well for supplementing during the summer breaks with my oldest kids also.

One thing that has changed is how I teach the kids. I no longer make my own curriculum, it became way to difficult when I got towards the end of my third pregnancy, and I was worried I was missing things as I went. So after a lot of research, my husband and I decided on a curriculum we really like. It’s only curriculum and teaching guides, so I teach and grade everything myself, but the books, schedules and guides are all done for me. I am able to supplement here and there where I need, but for the most part I really don’t need to. It’s all pretty much done for me. If you’re a Catholic family looking for Catholic curriculum that includes a lot of the educational aspects you need, enjoyable and informative as well as affordable I would recommend this for you. It’s called the Catholic Heritage Curricula. They have a lot of helpful tips and information as well. Below is the link to that site as well as the 3 other sites I use to add fun or helpful things to my kids schooling.

  1. Catholic Heritage Curricula: for those of you that want a Catholic Education at home, this is what I use (Below are some pictures I took of her using the curriculum on her first day of school) Also, The CHC now offers some FREE downloaded PDFs for everyone! Make sure you check that out as well.

Working her Religion


Learning her numbers. Coloring is still a work in progress…


My son learning about the earth with a fun and tasty project.

  1. WorksheetsWorks.com: I LOVE this site for creating worksheets. I use the Handwriting Practice for the kids’ extra practice “spelling word practice” sheets. I still do this for my son who has spelling lists still.

  2. Teachers Pay Teachers : This site has a lot of fun activities (especially for the younger students). You can get a free log in and a lot of the worksheets and activities are offered for free. You can buy some too. Think of it like Etsy for school work.

These “flashcards” were printed from Teachers Pay Teachers to help my daughter learn her months of the year.

  1. The Math Worksheet Site : I still have my older kids do 5 minute math tests, and this site offers some great option for that with the answer key. Worksheets Works.com also has some nice Math worksheets as well, but I like this site for the 5 minute math tests.

So to sum it up in a fast easy list….

  1. Catholic Heritage Curricula: for those of you that want a Catholic Education at home, this is what I use (Below are some pictures I took of her using the curriculum on her first day of school)

  2. WorksheetsWorks.com: I LOVE this site for creating worksheets. I use the Handwriting Practice for the kids’ extra practice “spelling word practice” sheets. I still do this for my son who has spelling lists still.

  3. Teachers Pay Teachers : This site has a lot of fun activities (especially for the younger students). You can get a free log in and a lot of the worksheets and activities are offered for free. You can buy some too. Think of it like Etsy for school work.

  4. The Math Worksheet Site : I still have my older kids do 5 minute math tests, and this site offers some great option for that with the answer key. Worksheets Works.com also has some nice Math worksheets as well, but I like this site for the 5 minute math tests.

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