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
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
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!
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!
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
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