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

Apply to college

How to Apply to College for Homeschoolers

I remember applying to colleges like it was yesterday. I remember the excitement of online college searching, the Google image searches of college campuses, and the long phone calls with admissions counselors. Choosing a college is, in many cases, the most important decision of your life thus far. There are so many things to take […] READ MORE

FAFSA

FAFSA Tips and Strategies for College Bound Homeschoolers

You’ve made it to your senior year of high school and can see your future ahead of you. What an exciting time! But you’re most likely carrying the worry about how you’re going to pay for your dream school and graduate without piles of student loan debt. The key to solving the college debt mystery […] READ MORE

homeschool socialization

Why Homeschool Socialization is Important

People ask me about homeschool socialization all the time. As a former homeschooler, my friends who were not homeschooled are often surprised that I’m not “socially awkward.” What’s strange is that it’s not just the traditionally schooled who think that homeschoolers are socially awkward. For some reason, many homeschoolers feel that same way. But homeschoolers, like everyone […] 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

homeschool motivation

Homeschool Motivation in the New Year

The holidays are over, and it seems our homeschooling motivation often leaves with them. We’ve enjoyed days off with lazy mornings and family visitors, holiday parties and presents, and some much needed rest. But, the New Year has come and it’s time to get back into the homeschooling routine we let slide back in December. […] 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

Motivation

Keys to Motivation All Year Long

There have been days that I couldn’t find my motivation, and I’ve wanted to quit. I’ve wanted to break down, drop out of school and become a hobo living in my own personal train car. These days usually follow stressful weeks full of classes and homework, finals week, or the occasional exam day. And although […] 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