Kimberly Kulp | Homeschooling Help and Tips | Bridgeway Academy

I’ve been involved in teaching elementary - higher education students for more than 10 years in the public, private, and homeschooling community. I’ve had extensive experience with at-risk students who require more hands-on learning approaches, and as a result have become very passionate about interdisciplinary education and the integration of technology to enhance a student’s mastery of the subject, their creativity, and ability to make lasting human connections.

Balancing Home and Homeschool

Friends, it’s back to school season for many of us. You are excited, or you may be cowering in your closet. This time of year is met with mixed emotions from parents and kids alike. During back-to-school season, it’s very easy to become overwhelmed. You (like me) want to be a good mom, homemaker, and […] READ MORE

How to Emotionally Prepare to Homeschool

One of the questions I get asked most often is how to emotionally prepare to homeschool. The start of the school year feels like an assault for many of us. An onslaught of back-to-school lists, schedule changes, organization and planning to-dos, and more. It’s no wonder that this time of year can bring so many […] READ MORE

Getting Started Homeschooling Elementary Part 2

So, you’re starting homeschooling elementary this year. Good for you, friend! Welcome to the homeschool family. You’re going to love it — eventually. During the first few weeks, you may feel more overwhelmed than overjoyed. And that’s normal! The best way to ensure you get to the joy is to have a plan and know […] READ MORE

How to Get Started Homeschooling Elementary Part I

I remember clearly my first day of homeschooling. I had visited all of the conventions in our area, talked with several homeschooling families, and had read everything I could get my hands on at the library. And although I was really prepared, the butterflies in my stomach hadn’t gotten that memo! I was so nervous, […] READ MORE

Part-time Homeschooling to Bring Out the Best in Your Child

Our family has always had a fluid, yearly approach to our children’s education. The truth is, I’ve never been a dyed-in-the-wool homeschooler. Rather, I’ve found many reasons why solely homeschooling for every class isn’t always the perfect fit for every child, every year. We take a different approach for each child — each year we […] READ MORE

Choosing the Best Online Homeschool Program

So, you’re considering online homeschool programs. Good choice! Online homeschooling is a great way to keep your child fully engaged without having to teach everything yourself. But, choosing an online homeschool can be scary, especially if you’re not already in the homeschool world. Should you take live online classes or pre-recorded videos as lessons? How […] 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

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

spring lessons for homeschoolers

Spring Lessons for Homeschoolers

Spring is finally here! The birds are singing, the crocuses are sprouting up, and the longer days have arrived. Spring is by far my favorite season, a time of renewal and rebirth, a season of refreshment. The entire landscape seems to be saying “come, enjoy me again!” And so you should. As homeschoolers, we can […] READ MORE

Celebrating Valentine’s Day For Homeschoolers

Celebrating Valentine’s Day for many is a day where countless people worldwide will give flowers, candy, and cards all in the celebration of “love.” Many homeschooling families will be tempted to celebrate this holiday apart from school or ignore it entirely. But, think about what your child will miss. Celebrating Valentine’s Day provides us the perfect […] READ MORE