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
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!
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!