How I Inspire My Peers to Chase Their Dreams

“When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can let it overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than […] READ MORE

The Best Summer Homeschool Reading Ideas

Summer is a time when our family loves to be outdoors and active. From hiking and biking to swimming in the lake, you name the activity and we’ve probably tried it (or want too!). But, if your family is like mine, you’ve got at least one bookworm who would much rather stay on the shore […] READ MORE

A Teen’s Perspective: How to Transition to the New School Year

The start of a new school year is always a time bustling with excitement (for some people) and nervousness (definitely for most people). Unfortunately, preparing for the new school year tends to be a stressful experience for both parents and students. Right before the school year starts, you usually realize that you have a lot to […] READ MORE

How to Earn PE Credits During the Summer

There are times during the year when our family is super-active. We hike, we bike, we swim, etc. But, there are other times when, while we aren’t couch potatoes, we don’t do as much as we should. During winter, we are busy with the holidays, and then the season of “catch up and push through […] READ MORE

How to Explore Summer Art Together

One of my favorite classes in high school (no, I wasn’t a homeschooler) was Art Appreciation. I loved learning about historic artists, their approach and famous pieces, their lives and impact, and above all, their approach to creativity and expression. But, I’m a homeschool mom and a trained history and literature teacher! What was I […] READ MORE

Meet Noel Muehlbauer, Bridgeway Class of 2017 Valedictorian

To say that Noel loves horses would be an understatement. This lifelong homeschooler’s best days are spent in the barn. Noel has built her life and future plans around her passion and gifting with God’s gentle giants and is excited to start her college journey at Averett University of Virginia, majoring in Equine studies with […] READ MORE

Independence Day Celebration as a Reflection of Freedom

It was a hot, muggy day in Ethiopia when I met my middle son. We had waited years for his adoption to be realized, months for him to be released from his paperwork prison that is the bureaucratic reality of immigration and adoption. We were told he may never come home, a reality we refused […] READ MORE

Homeschooling 101: Making Summer Fun and Educational

Wow, summer is already here and in full swing! But what do you do now? If you’re stuck on this question like I’ve been in recent years, I’m here to help! There are many things to do in the summer that are simultaneously fun and educational. Learning doesn’t have to be boring or dreadful, especially […] READ MORE

Become a Scientist – The Best Summer Science Ideas for Homeschoolers

While the school year schedule can often hinder the spontaneity of exploration, summer is the best time to take time for some hands-on experiments with your kiddos! You’ve been working hard all year, so fill summer with play learning that doesn’t include worksheets, notebooks, or logbooks. Make summer science fun and hands-on by exploring new […] READ MORE