After the decision to homeschool, choosing and purchasing curriculum is the next biggest hurdle new homeschool educators face. We want the best. We want our children to learn well and to grow in their education. We desire the rigors of an exceptional education and picture finding the perfect resources to make homeschooling the best experience,… Read More Finding Curriculum: Part 1
Have you every thought of what kind of a legacy you want to leave behind? I know, I know. The laundry is overflowing, the kids are all hungry, and you are working on quarterly reports. Right now, you are just looking forward to making it to bedtime. In a short five years time span, I… Read More Leaving A Legacy of Love and Learning!
The Gathering Storm We began our homeschooling journey amid the greatest storms of our lives. Keeping our faith and our sanity was not always easy, but as a family we overcame the obstacles to become more self reliant and cohesive. After spending the entirety of our daughter’s nearly six years of life researching and deliberating… Read More Homeschooling When Your World is Falling Apart
Deciding to homeschool took my husband and I six years. We honestly began thinking about it the moment our daughter was born. We read and we researched, we thought and prayed. Both of us are former teachers, so we knew what we did and didn’t want for our children’s education, but it was still hard… Read More What If Your Family Doesn’t Support Homeschooling?
If you have read this blog for any length of time, you will know that my family is addicted to audiobooks. Our favorite genre is historical fiction. With our voracious consumption, has come a highly discerning palate for audiobook production. My children can sit and critque, compare, and name their favorite narrator and production crews.… Read More Review: Heirloom Audio Audiobooks
My youngest had her birthday last week and a friend gave her some money for something she needs. What we honestly need are some new things to keep her entertained and engaged during homeschooling and work time. The toys that were exciting last spring are not now. I have found the best way to deal… Read More How to Handle Homeschooling with Little Ones
Over the years, I have learned that being a homeschool mom means managing your children’s education, not being the sole supplier of it. There comes a point where you run out of hats and hours, if you know what I mean. So, I am always on the hunt for well crafted programs and resources to… Read More Review of SchoolhouseTeachers.com
Do you know what month it is? It’s the hardest month of the homeschooling year. February is the low point of every year. No matter how prepared or enthusiatic you are at the beginning of the year, February always comes along and knocks the wind out of you. Do not despair! The world will not… Read More Surviving the Month of Dread
Those early days of trying to figure out what homeschooling is and how it works can be trying. You want so badly for it to work, but do not have the resources and experience to know if it is. However, thre is another side to this. While everyone is busy finding what homeschooling is, we… Read More What Homeschooling is Not!
We woke up to an unexpected snowfall and squeals of delight from the two littlest. The snow is pretty but winter can seem to drag on and on….have no fear! If your kids are climbing the walls or making you feel like you might lose your mind at any minute if spring doesn’t come soon,… Read More Active Indoor Games to Play During those Cold Winter Months
We all want our children to be seen as special. The pressure to perform and excel is unprecedented in modern times. It is no longer enough to do well, you need to do best. Where does that leave the child who has special learning needs and is struggling just to do anything? While the emphasis… Read More Your Child IS Special!
Welcome guest poster, Ali Southerland who runs a messy house, homeschools, and cooks huge meals for an army of tiny faces. She is dedicated to helping everyone understand and teach science better, teaching financial literacy, and helping parents use freezer cooking to take control of their time. Check in with her at www.thisaddictivemess.com and follow… Read More What’s Ruining Your Homeschool Science?
The virtue of serving others is not only a Christian ideal but a life skill. As homeschool families, we recognize the significance of being active and engaged in the community at large. Despite the often touted misconception that homeschoolers are “unsocialized,” the truth is that the homeschool community is vibrant, active, and knows how to… Read More Creative Service for All Ages