Get Your Fall On! Alternatives to Halloween

Not everyone celebrates Halloween. The galloping ghosts, the spooky spiders, and meddling minions may be too much for your younger children or boring to older kids. How do you take October 31st and make it fun and exciting? We’ve got a few ideas for you to skip the candy bags (the ones you rush to […] READ MORE

How to Answer the Question Should I Homeschool?

If you’ve found yourself reading this article, chances are you’re considering (or reconsidering) homeschooling. You may be excited, you may be terrified. Most likely your current school isn’t working for some reason. Your kids aren’t getting their needs met, are being bullied, have low self-esteem, or are not being challenged. Maybe you’re just tired of […] READ MORE

The 5 Best Life Skills for Homeschoolers

There is a ton of myths out there about homeschoolers (un-socialized weirdos) and their parents (jean jumpers, anyone?). Most of these myths and stereotypes aren’t true but have become the homeschooler’s reputation nonetheless. Unfortunately, just like most stereotypes, the negative consequence is that these myths can turn parents away from homeschooling, causing them to miss […] READ MORE

The Top Homeschool Virtual Field Trips

I don’t believe there are two words that bring more excitement to students of any age than “field trip.” Is there anything more fun than grabbing a brown bag lunch, hopping in the car, and going to experience, discover, and take part in what you’re learning? Nope, nothing. From museums to farms to nature centers, […] READ MORE

Ways to Incorporate Homeschool Writing in Every Subject

Choosing the right curriculum for your homeschooler is at the top of the yearly to-do list for every homeschool parent. I’ve found homeschool writing curriculum to be one of the most difficult to choose because, while the writing process is often the same, how each of my kids approaches writing is not. If you’re wondering […] READ MORE

Student Showcase: Kayla Erickson and the Path to Stardom

The first thing you notice about Kayla Erickson is her infectious giggle. One can tell it brightens every room and charms every person she meets. Every sentence is punctuated with a giggle instead of an exclamation point, and it shows off her personality as someone who enjoys life to the fullest. That’s why homeschooling has […] READ MORE

Test-Taking Tips for Homeschooling: Part I

What do you feel when you hear the word “test?” Fear? Anxiety? Dread? It’s okay, we’ve all felt that way about tests at one point or another in our lives. It is perfectly natural to feel stressed about tests. No worries, we got you. Check out these fantastic test-taking tips for homeschoolers! Make Studying a […] READ MORE

How to Get the Most Out of High School Homeschooling: Part I

Gasp! High school looms over you like a tiger waiting to pounce. The classes are harder, the tests more rigorous, and you’re figuring out who you are, all at the same time. But high school homeschooling isn’t complicated. Your parents are cheering you on, every step of the way and this time in your life […] READ MORE

Blended Learning in Homeschooling

Teaching has always been a passion of mine. In my earliest years in the education profession, experiencing the joy of planning for and presenting learning opportunities as a fourth-grade teacher was exhilarating! One of the most enjoyable elements of that planning was the creativity behind the presentation the students would engage in during the lessons. […] READ MORE

Pumpkin Lesson Plans for the Fall

You know when fall arrives. You can feel it in your bones and see it as the leaves start to change their colors. Where I live in Pennsylvania, I just broke out my scarves and started my addiction to pumpkin spice lattes. Apple cider, pumpkin pie, fall festivals, corn mazes…I could go on and on […] READ MORE