Homeschooling through winter can feel overwhelming. It’s cold outside. There are still months of schooling left ahead. The new sheen had worn off our textbooks and materials. Winter can make or break a homeschooling mom. Don’t let it break you! The best way to fight back at the winter homeschooling blues is to have a… Read More Have Fun this Winter
Homeschooling isn’t easy. There are so many concerns that we have. “Am I forgetting anything?” “I was always bad at math. How will I be able to teach it?” “Will my kids make friends if they aren’t at school with them.” But it becomes even more difficult when we live in a state or… Read More How to Homeschool Well, even with Legal Restrictions
Do you have a child with special needs? After a decade of homeschooling my four children, two of whom have learning difficulties, I firmly believe that every child has special needs. But, you know what?? More importantly, every child has special gifts! No one will fight for your child as fiercely as you will. You… Read More Helping Special Needs Children at Home
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!
Do you ever worry that you aren’t qualified to teach your children? I mean what do YOU know of educational testing and achievement? Educational testing, oh that phrase gets under my skin. Testing has nothing to do with education…that’s another post, though. What qualifies you to teach your child? The fact that you have been… Read More Making Learning Fun for All Ages
As homeschooling parents, we want everything to be just right. We spend endless hours researching supplements for our history study, choosing art supplies, organizing the school space, planning our school schedule and day format. As a homeschooling mom of four, I know that I begin planning for the next year, just days after the… Read More Five Reasons to Get Out of Your Homeschool Classroom
It has been a warm couple days after what seems like weeks of heavy rain. The garden is a jungle and the grass is growing quickly. However, Fall really is here! You can hear it in the way the leave rustle and the endless chirps of crickets. Fall always seems to creep up on me…a… Read More What’s on Your Fall Bucket List?
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?
Summer is unofficially here! At our home, school is already out. The advantage of homeschooling is we set our own schedules and I like to have June off–well kind of. When the children were younger, this truly was a month off, however it seems the older they get the more activities and social events keep… Read More #7QT Fun Ways to Keep Learning over The Summer
SoSo, I have been following these posts and enjoying a glimpse into what it really means to homeschool. It’s relieving that most don’t look like the polished books and pamphlets but more life real life. When an opportunity came up to share my own, I decided to jump at the chance. It may not be… Read More A Day in the Life: Homeschooling with a 13, 9, 4, and 1 year old