Make this the year you put the joy back into your homeschool.
Do you feel overwhelmed at trying to cultivate an appreciation for truth, goodness, and beauty in your children?
Do you struggle to find great resources to use?
Do you find that you try to do all.the.things and then get overwhelmed and then do nothing instead?
Do you spend hours researching just the right books to read?
Do you feel intimidated choosing which poems to read or artists to study?
Do you wish you could find ideas for learning together across the ages and stages of your family?
My kids were missing out on the most important part of homeschool because I wanted to do it all myself.
Hi. I’m Pam Barnhill and if you are a homeschool parent who wants to have a more consistent start to your day, combine your students more efficiently, or feel like you are missing out on subjects that are important to you, then I can help.
I have to be honest. I am a born perfectionist and control freak. I thought that if I wasn’t the one doing all of the planning for our homeschool and Morning Time that I was doing something wrong. After all, wouldn’t I be missing the biggest benefit of homeschooling — a personalized education — if I didn’t pull everything together myself based on what we were studying?
Boy was I wrong.
I wanted to read the best books, share the best poems, learn about beautiful music and art. These are the things I value most and starting our day this way keeps us in a good state of mind for doing the hard work that comes later. Yet often it wasn’t getting done consistently because I didn’t have time to make a plan.
So I set out to solve the problem.
The solution was my friend Jessica and a partnership that has resulted in beautiful Morning Time plans for hundreds of families. Jessica is a kid-lit aficionado. She reads hundreds of books and geeks out on researching art, poetry, and resources. She also has a knack for choosing the ones that kids love.
Jessica’s gifts, along with my curriculum and graphic design experience, helped us create a tool that homeschool families can use to have a Morning Time that is always engaging and changing. It is the perfect way to start a homeschool morning.
So how do we consistently bring the best to our children each and every school day?
The Your Morning Basket Plus Membership
- Enjoy the best books, poems, and prayers in your Morning Time. Never spend hours looking for just the right resource again.
- Avoid the checking-off-all-the-boxes trap. Instead enjoy your homeschool again by making time for the subjects you love.
- Have more time for life. (Let us show you how you can combine your multi-age students and learn more in less time.)
- Stop beating yourself up over not getting a plan made. Spend more time teaching your kids because we have done the planning for you.
- Enjoy smoother mornings. (Use our plans to get going in the morning and have a better day all day long.)
Don’t waste another day trying to create things from scratch. Get our pre-made plans and love Morning Time tomorrow!
I never thought I’d be able to actually use an open and go plan. I’m actually pretty good at pulling things together, but these plans are really, really great stuff. I love the book choices, the poetry, and the memorization selections. I could go on and on.
If you’re on the fence about joining, you just need to join. It is so worth the small investment. It’s a community that really, for me, has given me confidence and peace.
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I have absolutely loved it, because I don’t have to go hunting for ideas. It’s nice that I have the flexibility to use the books we have at home or follow my kids’ interests, but I don’t have to reinvent the wheel. I can just use what’s there and adjust it to meet my family’s needs.
I’m not new here, but after 15 years of homeschooling, I knew something was missing. Now we wouldn’t think of doing school without starting with Morning Time. The “extras” are no longer extra; they are an essential piece of our homeschool. Morning time for us is just as important as math.
Exclusive Content for Morning Time Subscribers
Not only do you have access to the Morning Time Plans, you’ll also have access to our exclusive content for subscribers only like our monthly LIVE events and replays.
New live events two times each month from your favorite Morning Time teachers. You have access to the replays (over 50 and counting!) for as long as you are a subscriber.
But wait! there’s more
These week-long holiday plans help make celebrating easy! They are sure to become anticipated traditions in your homeschool.
Morning Time Explorations
Your entire family can experience truth, goodness, and beauty all based around a monthly theme. We even send stickers in the mail so you can track your explorations. Kids love it!
Lesson Plan Lists*
The ultimate in done-for-you plans PLUS flexibility. Lesson plan lists are 7-14 week activity plans with suggested reading lists. Choose the topics that interest you most for Morning Time freedom that can’t be beat. *Monthly subscribers get 5 sets per month.
Morning Time Moms Community
Got a Morning Time question? Connect with moms through our forum.
You get all of this for only $12.50 per month (paid annually) or $15 per month (paid monthly).
Imagine having the homeschool you have been longing for — days that have delight and not just drudgery. You can finally get to the subjects you have always wanted to do. Stop imagining and get started!
It brought in that structure that we needed as well as the truth, goodness, and beauty that l helped us focus our hearts on God and helped me really remember and embrace why I am homeschooling! The plans were the perfect training-wheels that I never knew I needed!
These plans made me super excited that someone else had already put together lessons that were themed and that meshed well with each other. My children are thoroughly enjoying memorizing Shakespeare! I love seeing them get so excited and ask what we’re going to learn about today.
I didn’t expect the plans to cover so many subjects. That was a pleasant surprise. Now Morning Time happens consistently. I finally feel as though we’re doing what we’re supposed to be doing and my heart has more peace.
Growing up in the public school system, there’s so many things we didn’t get to learn about. I was in the sciences, I didn’t do liberal arts. I’m super-excited about all the art appreciation and the music and the poetry and all the things I’ve missed my whole life. For me, it’s exciting every day. I love learning. I love seeing what y’all put out there and it’s just as an enriching for me as it is for them.
Morning Time has become our best part of the day. It is where we come together and connect with truth and beauty, and possibly the best part is that the work has been done for me. The time it would take to pull all of this together on my own is well worth the money.
YOU’VE GOT QUESTIONS? WE’VE GOT ANSWERS.
Tell me about the bonus? I really get printed plans?
Yes! We are excited to offer annual subscribers the opportunity to get a printed copy of the 2021-2022 Explorations if you desire. Here is how it works. Purchase an annual membership. After purchase you will be able to complete a request form and let us know if you want a printed copy of the plan with stickers, without stickers, or stickers only (no plans). Since some of our members only want digital access we want to be sure you get exactly what you want. Every new annual subscriber will get immediate digital access to all 12 Explorations from September 2021-August 2022.
In plain language what is the biggest difference between the Annual and Monthly plans?
Access for both subscriptions is almost exactly the same. The biggest difference is that Annual members have access to a special section of the website called “The Vault.” The Vault includes every set of Morning Time plans and every Lesson Plan List we have created. Monthly members can access all other materials including the current Explorations, all event replays, three specially selected Morning Time plan sets and five selected Lesson Plan Lists each month.
Our monthly Morning Time plan selections include seasonal favorites, upcoming special events, preschool and history plans and of course new plans when they are released. Over the course of a year monthly members will have access to almost all of our plans.
Should I get an Annual or Monthly plan?
The Annual Plan is best for the person who wants it all. She is a big user of the full sets of Morning Time plans and wants the freedom and flexibility to choose which set of plans she wants, when she wants them. She might also be using more than one line of Morning Time plans (say history and preschool or seasonal and Catholic — some people do). It is also a much better deal financially if the initial outlay fits in the budget no matter how you use the subscription.
The Monthly Plan is best for people who want to give the subscription a try and see what is on the inside. Or it is for the mom who doesn’t always want to use a full set of plans but instead wants to mix and match live events, replays, lesson plan lists and the Morning Time Explorations to go along with her own Morning Time subjects. It is also a great budget option if the annual price doesn’t fit in the budget right now.
Do you have a sample of the plans?
Will my membership automatically renew?
Yes! To ensure you don’t miss anything and remain at your current locked-in pricing, your membership will automatically renew one year from the date of purchase (annual) or one month from the date of purchase (monthly). You will get an email five days before your renewal date as a reminder. You can manage your membership at any time on your subscriber dashboard.
If you cancel your membership, you will remain an active subscriber until your renewal date — you do not immediately lose access. You may download any of the plans during your subscription and continue to use them after, but you will not be able to access the resource pages for those plans if your subscription ends and you will not have access to new plans or updates to downloaded plans.
Refunds will not be given past 14-days of a purchase date. To request a refund you must email firstname.lastname@example.org. Canceling your membership does not trigger a refund automatically.
What age group are the plans made for?
We have separate sets for only preschoolers (labeled as such) which are geared towards ages 3-6. For younger kids these plans make a complete preschool program. For older kids (ages 5 and up) simply add math and phonics for a delightful kindergarten experience. Right now most of our plans are designed for grades 1-6 (and we are adding content for middle and high school all the time including our monthly current event discussion starters and NEW Hobbit literature plans). Most of our families find the content is easily adapted to include preschoolers or older kids. Remember, Scripture, poetry, art, and music are good for all ages. Most of what is in the plans can be used for an entire family.
What if I can't make the monthly live video lessons?
Replays of all lessons are included on the Morning Time Live page indefinitely. You can access those along with all other plans, videos, and resources through your Your Morning Basket Plus hub at any time.
What else do I have to buy to do the plans?
We always try to keep our families’ budgets in mind as we make the plans. That said, we find greater enjoyment comes when using a well-made resource created by someone with a passion for their subject. We love our Morning Time partners! We usually include one or two additional paid resources in our plans and have partnered with the providers for exclusive coupons of up to 25% off the resources you need. We also encourage you to make substitutions for books, check your library, or even feel free to skip a subject entirely if you must. Our goal for 2020 and beyond is to create more complete sets of plans using free resources as we are able while still keeping the joy in using a well-crafted resource your kids will love.
Is there Christian content? What is your statement of faith?
Many of the plans do contain Christian content, though secular families in our community have told us there were able to adapt the plans to their needs. The Catholic (big C) plans are labeled as such and are written by Genie Shaw. While Pam is Catholic the remainder of the plans are ecumenical. They are written by Jessica Lawton who is a member of a reformed church. History plans are sensitive to our ecumenical community. We profess the Nicene Creed as our statement of faith.
What happens after I check out?
You will receive an email confirming your purchase. At any time you may log into your account to access the Your Morning Basket Plus Hub and request access to the community, access your exclusive content, and download your Morning Time plans. If you have any problems, email email@example.com for assistance.
What if I would like to give or get Your Morning Basket Plus as a gift?
We have a gift option available. Please click here for the details and to purchase.
Have more questions?
If you have another question that has not been answered here, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to help you out.
THE LOVE YOUR MORNING TIME 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. Try Your Morning Basket Plus for 14 days. If you’re not finding more joy in your homeschool days, feeling the freedom from hours of prep and planning, and getting the support you need to have a better Morning Time, then you can have your money back. In fact, if you aren’t 100% satisfied for any reason just email email@example.com for a full refund — no questions asked. You have nothing to lose.
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