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3 Times You Shouldn’t Use a Boxed Curriculum

As a homeschool mom, you have to make the curriculum choice for your family. There are a few situations when you probably shouldn’t use a boxed curriculum

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…

Homeschooling your Dyslexic Child

Are you considering homeschooling your dyslexic child? Homeschooling your dyslexic child and allowing them to work around their areas of struggle is a huge benefit of homeschooling.

As a parent interested in homeschooling, you may wonder IF you can homeschool your child with dyslexia. The truth is, you can!

Benefits to Homeschooling a Child with Dyslexia

Believe it or not, there are many benefits to homeschooling a child with dyslexia.

Can Someone Else Homeschool My Child?

Can Someone Else Homeschool My Child

As a homeschool mentor in our local homeschool group, I have been asked a few times “Can someone else homeschool my child?”. This question stems from a variety of scenarios and comes from aunts, or grandparents having custody of their family members, foster or adoptive parents, or from parents who may have to work outside the home full time and has someone else willing to educate them while the parent is at work. The answer is dependent on where one lives. Some states allow it, some do not.

Persevere with Laughter

persevere in homeschooling

My favorite nuggets of advice when we began the homeschooling journey were:

“You know your weaknesses, so pray.”


“If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.”

I’ve relied on those treasures of wisdom for thirteen years now!  There were a few years where I modified the second one to “If I’m not having fun, we’re doing something wrong.”  Your home may be different than ours, but our reality has been that sometimes the kids do not look at homeschooling as anything more than drudgery.  I still believe the love of learning that often launches we parents into homeschooling will be ‘caught’ by our children—but there are definitely days they will not have that love!