4 Steps to Start Homeschooling High School

You’ve done it! Your child has successfully completed middle school intact and ready to face the high school years (well, somewhat ready). While you’re learning the ropes of parenting a teenager, you also need to consider how to best homeschool a high school student. The stakes for high school are high, especially if your child […] READ MORE

Why Elementary Homeschooling Is So Important

John F. Kennedy once said, “A child miseducated is a child lost.” We know that the most important years in the life of a child, and for their young developing brain, are the elementary years. This formative time is when our children develop their view of learning, themselves, and the world around them. So, it’s […] 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

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

Summer Bucket List for Kids

It’s been a long winter, and spring here in PA is colder than I’d like it to be.  If you’re like me, you’ve already begun to long for lazy summer days, road trips, popsicles, and the general ease of the summer months. And, while it may feel like a year away, summer is just around […] READ MORE

Know The Difference: Cyber-Charter School vs. Online Homeschooling

Free cyber-charter schools are the newest trend making waves within the homeschool community. And it’s easy to see why when you consider they promise parents a tuition-free education that you and your child can customize and do from home. However, we’ve been homeschooling for 25 years and have seen lots of homeschool programs come and […] READ MORE

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Homeschool Tips to Celebrate Memorial Day 2017

Most of us consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial kick-off of summer. And, most of us honor this day in the same way. You may put out the American flag, attend a yummy BBQ, and enjoy a spectacular fireworks show. While that plan is great, why not take full advantage of this Memorial Day […] READ MORE

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7 Great Reasons to Choose Homeschooling

Homeschooling is an exciting and flexible educational option that more than 6 million homeschoolers in the US alone are taking advantage of for good reason. The benefits of homeschooling are boundless, and the dedication, time and care it takes to homeschool a child are well worth the investment. Why should you choose to homeschool? For a hundred […] READ MORE

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How to Make History Fun

True confession time: I love history. I love history so much that I have a degree in it! The majority of the books in my personal library are historical studies, biographies, or historical fiction. I drool at historical sites and always work at least two into our vacations. And, I took over 50 hours of […] READ MORE

Matching Homeschool Curriculum to Your Child’s Learning Style

Homeschool curriculum. Those two words strike both excitement and dread in equal measure in most homeschooling parents. Homeschooling is unique in that we can individualize each of our student’s learning experiences, including schedules and curriculum. But, how do you make sure that the curriculum you’re purchasing is going to be a good fit and work […] READ MORE