Allison + Cait
Welcome to Business Minded Moms, formerly Homeschool Hopscotch.
Pardon our dust while we transition. We are preparing some amazing tools to help homeschool moms turn their passions and talents into creative ways to make money from home.
Don’t worry, you can still find our homeschooling articles below.
It can be tough to choose healthy snacks for your kids that they actually want to eat. How many of us have bought carrot sticks and watched them go bad in the fridge, because our kids would prefer goldfish? (raises hand) Definitely not my finest moment. Of course, I...read more
In this day an age, typing is as important a skill as writing. No doubt, whatever job your child will someday do, knowing their way around a keyboard will be a relevant skill. But as homeschoolers, we know, sometimes it’s hard to add more work to your already busy...read more
When it comes to outfitting your littles, things can get expensive really quickly. A new wardrobe for each season, every year, for every kid adds up fast. When you are buying new, that is. If you want to dress your kids fashionably without breaking the bank, we...read more
If you haven't heard of the instant pot by now, you probably live on Mars. We've both been using one for the past couple of years and it makes dinner time SO MUCH EASIER. This fresh take on the old-fashioned pressure cooker makes cooking real meals on busy nights...read more
“What is a homeschool side hustle?” you may ask. Side hustles can be a little extra money to help pay for co-op or a full blown income to provide for your family. Essentially, it is a way to earn money while homeschooling. In this day and age there are so...read more
We all know that a clean, clutter-free space is ideal. It's so much easier to get things done when you're not living in a mess, but sometimes life with kids (or your husband) can get unmanageable. It is also much easier to homeschool on a clean table than a...read more
The night before I had set out a dinosaur small world. My oldest has been fascinated by dinosaurs since visiting the science museum. As soon as she came down in the morning, she noticed the invitation and started playing. I had a hard time getting her away from it to...read more
Sometimes, when we’re out with our nature club, people stop us ask why we do nature study. Honestly, there are so many reasons that we don’t have time to spout them all off in passing. As Charlotte Mason fans, we love everything about nature study. We love the...read more
How many moms out there love crafts? Do you enjoy making things? How about Etsy? I mean, who DOESN’T love Etsy? Learn how one homeschooling mom took her passion for jewelry making and turned it into a side hustle for her family! Make sure and listen on how she markets! Her Instagram sales are awesome!read more
Lisa Nehring is a homeschool mom and director of True North Homeschool Academy. You can follow her on the school's blog at True North Homeschool Academy Blog. Classical Education is a term that you have probably heard bandied about. Maybe you are unclear or...read more
Lesson planning time is my favorite time of year! New books, school supplies, and curriculum all hold such promise for the school year to come. Today, I'm going to share my plans for the 2018-2019 school year with you (You can check out Allison's, too!) ....read more
Jennifer, homeschool mentor, curriculum creator, blogger, and author, is Founder of Aurelius Cabrini Homeschool Resource Center which is dedicated to giving homeschool moms the tools they need to thrive in their home education career. Jennifer provides one-on-one...read more
Meryl van der Merwe homeschooled her 4 children and during that time started teaching at the local homeschool co-op. She still teaches there – as well as online at FundaFunda Academy. In addition, she coaches homeschool Science Olympiad and Quiz Bowl teams and an...read more
Morning Time is all the rage in homeschooling right now, and with good reason! It's a great way to start the day and really connect with your kids. Today, I want to share a peek inside my family's Morning Time Basket and routine with you. (Update: You can see...read more
Today Sharla over at Minnesota Country Girl is going to share with us how to homeschool through unit studies and unschooling! Make sure to check out her AWESOME freebie! Sharla is the Minnesota Country Girl! She loves to grow and preserve her own food, make fresh...read more
Cynthia Heren writes at Inside Our Normal. She recently moved her family back to her hometown in the midwest after 10 years in Florida. She and her husband are raising 3 kids ages 5-9. Currently in her 5th year as a homeschool mom, she always planned to homeschool...read more
So I always love to see what other people are doing and how they do it! I wanted to share what works for our family! We have a rather eclectic style of homeschooling. We LOVE memory work and do that every day and then incorporate our reading and math into our day. ...read more
What is Outschool? It is an online platform where teachers can write their own classes and teach! Check out how Chelsea has taken her passion for Herbology and turned it into an income! Do you have a passion you could teach about? Watch as she shares how she got started!read more