Homeschooling Help and Articles

5 Things to Consider Before Homeschooling

September 23, 2015

  Now is the time of year when public schools have been in session for awhile. Homework is starting to come home with the kids, and the excitement of the new year is wearing down. Where I live there have also been major events happening within the local public schools. Cases like transgender students, bullying,


3 Times You Shouldn’t Use a Boxed Curriculum

September 16, 2015

I remember my very first year homeschooling; I ordered one of those big boxes of curriculum from one publisher. Everything came in one box, and my shopping was done in one swoop. I was thrilled! Fast forward a few weeks and we were miserable. Why? That particular boxed curriculum wasn’t working for us anymore… Boxed


Dear New Homeschool Mom,

September 9, 2015

Dear New Homeschool Mom, It’s your first year homeschooling! Congratulations! You made a great decision, and one that I am sure did not come lightly. How are things going so far? Chances are you are feeling one of two ways, either overwhelmed or ecstatic! Feeling Overwhelmed? Can I just tell you that you are in


Why Homeschool Moms Don’t Need to Know Everything

September 8, 2015

There’s a common misconception in the parenting community that homeschool moms need to know everything before they can homeschool their children. Questions we are asked include how we teach geometry or what do you know about anatomy? The truth of the matter is homeschool moms don’t need to know everything. There are many such successful


The Pro’s and Con’s of Homeschool Co-ops

August 26, 2015

Now is the time of year when you begin seeing signs and hearing all about Homeschool Co-ops. Homeschool Co-ops can be a great thing! But, for some they are overwhelming, and another thing to “mark off” the schedule. Before committing to a homeschool co-op it is important to weigh the pros and cons. Pro’s of


How Far has Homeschooling Come?

August 19, 2015

  I have been homeschooling for 6 years, and honestly I have never really thought about how far homeschooling has come. But, it has! Freedom Homeschooling has grown leaps and bounds, and many of us enjoy the freedom of homeschooling without really thinking about those who fought for our right to enjoy it. Homeschooling began


3 Unexpected Advantages of Homeschooling

August 12, 2015

  There are many advantages of homeschooling. Our kids perform better academically, we get to have a say in their education, and our families tend to be closer. But, these are all somewhat expected advantages of homeschooling. When I began homeschooling I knew there were advantages, but there were a few that I was not


10 Things Homeschoolers Always Get Asked

August 5, 2015

  If you have been homeschooling awhile you can probably name of at least a dozen questions that you get asked every day about homeschooling. If you are new to homeschooling, you may not be completely prepared for abundance of interest you will receive thanks to your education choice. Homeschooling opens the door for critics.


Four Ways to Celebrate NOT Back to School Day

July 29, 2015

As a homeschooler, do you ever feel like sometimes your kids miss out on school time milestones? For example, around the first day of school pictures take over your Facebook feed, and everyone shows how excited their kids are to be going “back to school”. Our first year homeschooling I felt that my kids were


Four Online Learning Tools for Teenagers

July 22, 2015

Our teens were born into a world where technology abounds. They easily adopt new technologies and many text as quickly as they breathe. Teens are tech savvy, and learn well through technology. Because of this, it is important to have tools available to them that are natural, and easy for them to use and understand.


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