Winter Homeschooling Tips

I am sure you have heard it all before — “Mom, do we have to read now?” “I’m bored!” “I don’t want to read another book.” Somehow, as the temperature goes down, the complaints rise! Winter homeschooling can bring out the worst in any family, especially when the routine of homeschooling becomes more like a […] READ MORE

How to Switch Mid-year in Homeschooling

You are probably familiar with the phrase, “Don’t change horses in midstream.” That may be good advice in some situations, but when it comes to your child’s education, a change may be necessary. If your homeschooling program or current school situation isn’t working, if your child is frustrated, if your day is full of battles […] READ MORE

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7 New Year’s Resolutions for Homeschoolers

Life moves so fast. Sometimes I feel like I’m in one of those glass-bottom boats, watching moments slip by like fish under the glass. Each new year makes me feel a little older, and a little more aware of just how precious life is. While I can’t make time stall, or capture the fleeting moments, I […] READ MORE

Merry Christmas from Bridgeway Academy!

Merry Christmas to our Homeschooling Families! On behalf of our team at Bridgeway Academy, we want to wish you a very, very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! May your holiday be filled with joy, laughter, and legacy. Watch this video for a special greeting from our Bridgeway family as we rock around the […] READ MORE

Homeschooling During the Holidays- Part II

In our previous post, Homeschooling During the Holidays, we presented some suggestions to help you get your heart and mind ready for the challenges — and blessings — of the holidays. Now, it’s time to build on that foundation with some practical suggestions! We’d love to guide you through holiday homeschooling with some specific ideas on […] READ MORE

Homeschooling During the Holidays

You have heard (and read and seen on countless radio, TV, and newspaper ads) the phrase, “Home for the Holidays.” You are part of the elite group that approaches this time of year with the phrase, “Homeschooling during the Holidays!” For most parents, holidays involve a big change for families whose children attend traditional schools: Their […] READ MORE

The What, Why, and How of Live Online Classes

It seems like yesterday that I was sitting at my desk, reading through assignments and textbooks. We only had one computer and I had to share it with the family, so time online was limited. Plus, with dial-up Internet, sometimes it wasn’t even worth it!! How amazing it is that just 15 years later, we […] READ MORE

Crossing Over Into Homeschooling: The SIMPLE Truth

Let’s face it — parenting is hard. Not only are you trying to keep other human beings alive, you also want them to grow to their fullest potential and become great individuals within our society, making wise choices and living a happy life. That comes with a lot of pressure. Many times, as a mom, […] READ MORE

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National Stories Month Activities

The “holiday season” is upon us, like it or not. And, like a big hill on a roller coaster, we are about to slide into Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, (and maybe a birthday in between). With these celebrations comes family time.  So, it makes sense that November is National Stories Month! We’ve […] READ MORE