homeschool science

How to Make Homeschool Science Come Alive

I distinctly remember sitting in sixth-grade science class and almost falling asleep while we were reading from our textbook about the animal kingdom and phyla. I hated science for a good reason. We learned it only through textbooks. Since becoming a homeschooling mother, I’ve committed myself to making homeschool science both engaging and exciting for my homeschoolers. […] READ MORE

Valentine's Day

How Our Family Celebrates Valentine’s Day

Today is Valentine’s Day, the day when our nation celebrates all things LOVE. We enjoy this holiday in our house because it’s when we intentionally show one another the greatest of commandments: love! It’s also a great reason to take a break from homeschooling and simply enjoy one another. But we don’t just lie around eating candy on […] READ MORE

Winter Field Trips

Winter Field Trips for Homeschoolers

As the song goes, “Baby, it’s cold outside!” My family always comes down with a sickness in the winter. No, it’s not the flu. It’s cabin fever, and no one gets hit harder than this homeschool mama! While I’m often tempted to stay in my jammies and put on the Discovery channel every afternoon during this season, […] READ MORE

learning styles

Learning Styles for Homeschoolers: Your FREE Guide

Countless studies, books and philosophies throughout the years examine learning styles and whether or not they truly matter and impact how we learn. Some experts claim learning styles are irrelevant, others claim they are essential to effective teaching. In the homeschool world, we have the ability to merge the best of both worlds, using what works in our […] READ MORE

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Lessons for Homeschoolers

Today we celebrate the life of a crusader, Martin Luther King Jr., a man who changed the political and social landscape of our nation. As homeschooling families, it’s easy to ignore or gloss over this holiday or Black History month. The truth is that many of our history books do not adequately represent multicultural experiences. […] READ MORE

homeschooling midyear

Why You Should Start Homeschooling Midyear Part I

This is why you should begin homeschooling mid-year. Before a friend of mine began homeschooling more than 15 years ago, she spent almost a full year considering curriculum, schedules, planners and socialization. She wanted to do good research and make sure homeschooling was going to work for her family. During that time, the oldest daughter was struggling in school […] READ MORE

homeschool resolutions

Top 10 Homeschool Resolutions that Matter

Homeschooling has always been a blessing for our family. We have more time together, get to explore what interests us, and have the freedom to teach our values in ways that make sense for us. Still, there are many days when I wonder if I’m making the impact I want to while instilling a love […] READ MORE

New Year's lesson plans

7 New Year’s Lesson Plans for Homeschoolers

The new year has dawned! As you put away your holiday decorations, you’re most likely already considering how to get started homeschooling in this new year. The holiday break has been nice, but it’s time to dive back into school. What better way to kick off homeschooling and start the new year right than with […] READ MORE

Christmas break homeschooling

Christmas Break Homeschooling

Ah, Christmas. Our family looks forward to this season all year long, but early on in my homeschooling years, I found this time of year stressful and overwhelming. Why? Because I always took on too much and forgot to enjoy the season for what it is, a time to put aside the to-do lists and […] READ MORE

Holiday bucket list

Holiday Bucket List for Homeschoolers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season. During the next two weeks our family—and hopefully yours—will be doing less school and more intentional, fun family time to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s. How can you make the most of this season without sacrificing your homeschooling routine and jeopardizing the momentum you’ve […] READ MORE