Hit Your Family’s Reset Button with Screen-Free Week

For many of us, screen time all too easily invades our family time. Even when many families are together, they are still focusing on screens – whether it is checking messages, or using the ever-popular movie night as a way to spend time together. But what if screens weren’t an option? What could your family […] READ MORE

Homeschooling Ahead of the Curve, Keep College in Mind

Parents often wonder if their homeschooled child is ready for college. As a school counselor that has been working with kids for five years, I often hear the question: How soon is too soon to begin thinking about college for homeschoolers? Depending on the student, you could start as early as eighth or ninth grade. […] READ MORE

Making African American History Matter

Throughout the month of February, classrooms and homes around the nation will focus on the history and accomplishments of African Americans. For good reason! However, so many of our children will learn about Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X in an effort to highlight the efforts of the black community. But, all […] READ MORE

Homeschooling: What You Can Expect For Your Child

Homeschooling can often seem like a daunting feat, with many unknowns, however, you are not alone; there are over one million families in America educating their children from home! Having been homeschooled myself, there are countless benefits to taking control of your child’s education and guiding them in learning. Homeschoolers do not have to worry about […] READ MORE

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Homeschooling and Sibling Squabbles

Let’s face it, no matter how great our kids are, there will be those days when we have to wonder if the arguing, annoyances, and back-seat bickering will ever end. When one wakes up grumpy and annoyed, it doesn’t take long before it rubs off on their brothers and sisters. Add to that the fact […] READ MORE

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Homeschooling with STEM: Finding a Career in Circuitry

The future holds so many endless opportunities for our children, many made possible by new and exciting technologies. Whether it’s in community service, science, writing, arts, or engineering, technology has opened up so many new avenues for them to explore for future career opportunities. The problem is, the current school environment isn’t often set up […] READ MORE

Tips for Raising an Optimistic Child

There are times in our life when we are hit with the unexpected, when our load and challenges cloud every aspect of our day. An unexpected death, negative medical diagnosis, struggles with parenting, or just the winter blues can get us down. And that cloud often covers our entire family because, whether we like it […] READ MORE

Tips to Kick-Off Your Homeschooling Year Right

With 2015 right around the corner, I usually like to take some time to reflect over my past homeschool year to decide what worked, what didn’t, and see where I might need to make some changes. While I normally like to create goals at the beginning of each homeschool year, I still keep my curriculum […] READ MORE