Fall Homeschool Freebies

The school year is in full swing, and while we enjoy the curriculum we’ve chosen for the year, sometimes you just need a change of pace. But who wants to spend endless time searching or having to open your wallet to find it? Enter fall homeschool freebies! These homeschool freebies can be just the thing […] READ MORE

Best Educational Apps for Homeschoolers in 2018

I googled “educational apps” and within 0.51 seconds received 3.6 billion results! Yes, I said 3.6 billion! What an incentive to throw up my hands and refuse to enter this forest. On the other hand, apps are so useful and an essential part of our culture, helping to support and solve problems for every need. […] READ MORE

The Best Fall Homeschooling Ideas

I grew up in a small town in New Jersey named Oakland. There was good reason for its name: there were trees all over the town. I can think back (a long ways) to those September school bus trips, over the hills and rivers and railroad tracks through tree-lined streets decorated with colorful fall leaves. […] READ MORE

Top Trends in Elementary Homeschooling

For most of us, school is on, which means we are back in the books and getting used to our new year, curriculum, and routines. No doubt you’ve been surfing the web for what you may have missed, new ideas, and fun strategies to use in your elementary homeschooling day. And that makes sense, because […] READ MORE

Back-to-school Tips for Homeschooling High School

It’s September, and the school year has just begun! There seems to be so much to do to stay ahead of the game — so many courses and requirements, it may seem like you can’t finish anything. Maybe you’re starting a new homeschool program or taking college courses. The start of the school year holds […] READ MORE

Homeschooling Teen Needs

What You Need to Know About Homeschool Recordkeeping

If you went to a public or private school, you probably remember your dreaded report card. It was either a trophy or a terror, but it provided a means to show your progress and accomplishments. Although the specifics vary, all states require documentation from homeschool families; they do, after all, set the legal standards for […] READ MORE

How to Start Homeschooling Last Minute

“Must you wait until the last minute?” I can’t remember if it was my mom, my teachers, or my boss who often said that to me. Wait a minute — it was all three! If there is one thing we are not good at putting off, it’s procrastination! We don’t want to encourage you to […] READ MORE

Crossing Over Into Homeschooling High School

As a high school student, crossing over into homeschooling can be nerve racking and unfamiliar. I’ve been there and I understand what you’re going through. Following my sophomore year of high school, I switched from attending my Christian High School to attending only dual enrollment college courses. I wasn’t sure how difficult the classes were […] READ MORE

August Homeschool Freebies

While the end of August typically denotes the end of summer, it also means the beginning of the school year. This is always an exciting time because it means a fresh start, new school books, and school supplies! But, this season often comes with a hefty price tag and the sadness that inevitably follows with […] READ MORE

Learning Labs

Creative Homeschooling Ideas for All Ages

When fall rolls around and the school year is in full swing, it can be difficult to find the time to be creative with homeschooling! While I was growing up, my mom used the summer months for fun educational activities that brought out creative, fun, and — sometimes — the competitive side of our family. […] READ MORE