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
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?
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