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
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
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 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?
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
Have you ever made a decision so huge that it frightened you beyond belief? For me, deciding to homeschool my children was such a decision. I have had to make some truly difficult decision in my life, however taking the leap into homeschooling consumed me for years. The root of the struggle lay in the fact that… Read More Finding Answers to Your Biggest Questions
Making Hands-on a Priority in Your Homeschool Why Hands-on? Why go to all of the trouble to do hands-on projects with your children? We’re going to explore a few reasons, and zero in on one of the most important reasons of all- connections! In our perfect world of homeschooling, we all dream of having that… Read More Why You Need to Make Time for Hands-on 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
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat! The weeks leading up to Christmas can often be full of hurried shopping and endless wrapping. Homeschool mom, have no fear, today is Homeschool Thursday, a day dedicated to showing homeschool moms, like you, with unbelievable gifts. That’s right the second annual Homeschool Thursday event is now… Read More Christmas came early, here’s $1,200!!