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!!
Families decide to homeschool for so many different reasons. It really is the most individualized education options there is. For us, we began homeschooling for mostly academic reasons. We had a vision of how we wanted our children to be educated and sought to build what we could not find anywhere else. Our time, though,… Read More Thankful that Family is the Heart of Our Homeschool
November is a time when we pause in America to count our blessings and give thanks. On Veteran’s Day, we give thanks for those who sacrifice to keep us safe and free. Then, on Thanksgiving, we thank God for our freedoms and bounty. One thing that our family is very thankful for is homeschooling–and it… Read More Why We Are Thankful that We Homeschool
If there is one thing that every homeschooling mom can agree on, it’s the fact that we need encouragement. For some reason, attached to the title of being a homeschooling mom is the stigma of being super woman, super woman, or Perfect patty. This couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m a homeschooling… Read More Encouragement for Today’s Homeschooling Mom
If studying Shakespeare has your kids groaning in iambic pentameter (Shakespeare would be so proud!) consider a grand adventure of learning on location at stunning places in the UK to learn about Shakespeare. Grab your passport! Let’s go: Walk where Shakespeare was caught poaching deer in his youth. Sit in Shakespeare’s classroom. Can you find… Read More 21 Places in the UK to learn about Shakespeare.
Linking up with Kelly on this wintry Friday! Be sure to check out her very awesome, and sorely needed gift guide for special needs children! Last June I was offered an irresistible deal. If I agreed to give honest feedback, a coach would walk me through writing my first book! It has been a lifelong… Read More #7QT 7 Reasons I Took the Plunge
Have you ever created something–a meal, a craft, a home improvement project–stepped back and thought, how did I do this, it is simply amazing? That is where I am right now. Basking in the glory and wonder of what my efforts have produced. It has been quiet over here the past few weeks as I… Read More Introducing the System of Success