Homeschooling in North Carolina

I remember it just like it were yesterday — Standing outside the little farmhouse where my mom forced me to get dressed up so we could learn about this new thing called “homeschooling.” I stood on the doorstep and wondered why anyone would want to stay home all day, how would I stay in contact […] READ MORE

The Do’s and Don’ts of Attending a Homeschool Convention

Entering the huge exhibit hall brings a rush of emotions. Where do I go first? Should I grab the curriculum I want now? It’s exciting, but can be overwhelming. Homeschool convention season is upon us! No matter what state you live in, there’s sure to be a homeschool convention near you (yes, even Alaska!). You’re […] READ MORE

5 Benefits of Live Online Classes

We’ve all been there. That routine you’ve had going since January has long since become a little too familiar. Get up, turn on the coffee pot, wake up your kids while the coffee perks, stare at your kitchen table piled with math worksheets, and so on. Homeschooling has become more monotonous than you’d like, and […] READ MORE

Easter Lesson Plans for Homeschoolers

The snow is melting and our yard looks like a swamp. But we can hear the birds chirping and our grass is growing greener by the day. This can only mean one thing: spring is coming, and with it our family’s favorite holiday: Easter. For us, this season is about renewal, rebirth, and the resurrection […] READ MORE

Get Creative with High School Homeschooling

High school is an important time in your life. Two of the benefits of high school homeschooling are that you can go at your own pace, and be as creative as you want. Why be creative? Studies show that it increases test scores, provokes curiosity, and encourages project-based learning. One of the marvelous benefits of […] READ MORE

The Do’s and Don’ts of Online Homeschooling High School

In this ever-expanding age of technology, online learning has become a new normal in education. When it comes to online homeschooling high school, there are so many possibilities to choose from. From Learning Labs to blended learning courses, your teen’s curiosity and love for learning will grow! Benefits of Online Learning Online learning gives high […] READ MORE

Smooth Strategies for Rough Homeschooling Days

I knew we had hit a snag in our homeschooling day when the pencil flew past my head and smacked the wall, causing our puppy to run from the room with a whimper. Breakfast had gone well, and so had family devotions. So, I was a little dumbfounded at the temper tantrum being thrown over […] READ MORE

Winter Olympic Lesson Plans for Homeschoolers

I will represent the United States at the 2022 Winter Olympics. I’m letting you know in advance so you can start lining up for autographs. If I win gold, that signature might be worth something one day. The committee hasn’t specified a certain event yet. Since I’m gifted in so many areas, they will place […] READ MORE

Black History Month Lesson Plans for Homeschoolers

When we chose to build our family through adoption, we knew we would always look different. But at the time, I didn’t think that MADE us different. We are, after all, just a family. We are just humans who love one another and Jesus, trying to make our way in this world, teaching, loving, and […] READ MORE

Be Mine: Valentine’s Day Lesson Plans for Homeschoolers

Valentine’s Day is what I like to call the “un-holiday” holiday. You don’t get a day off from school or work, but you can still—easily—gain five pounds. My favorite Valentine’s Days were the ones in elementary school. We got to put away our normal daily work, break out the Elmer’s, and make a big ol’ […] READ MORE