Texas Homeschooling

“Every child is entitled to a public education, but the public schools are not entitled to every child.” Texas Governor Rick Perry, April 2009, on homeschooling in Texas. If there’s one thing we can say about Texas, it’s that Texans love their freedom and are passionate about their families! As a current or potential homeschooler, […] READ MORE

Benefits of Learning Style-focused Curriculum

As homeschooling parents, especially us homeschool convention lovers, we are always on the hunt for a great curriculum, book, or method, to bring the spark and understanding into our lessons. This is our homeschooling dream: the right curriculum in every subject that leads to “Aha” moments and no complaints (or minimal, anyway!). But all experienced […] READ MORE

The Do’s and Don’ts of Attending a Homeschool Convention

Entering the huge exhibit hall brings a rush of emotions. Where do I go first? Should I grab the curriculum I want now? It’s exciting, but can be overwhelming. Homeschool convention season is upon us! No matter what state you live in, there’s sure to be a homeschool convention near you (yes, even Alaska!). You’re […] READ MORE

How to Get Started Homeschooling Elementary Part I

I remember clearly my first day of homeschooling. I had visited all of the conventions in our area, talked with several homeschooling families, and had read everything I could get my hands on at the library. And although I was really prepared, the butterflies in my stomach hadn’t gotten that memo! I was so nervous, […] READ MORE

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Homeschool Convention Prep List

It’s here! Homeschool Convention session is finally here! Regardless of where you are in your homeschooling journey, this is an exciting time of the year. Homeschool conventions are what many of us look forward to for the entire year, dreaming of the friendships we will renew, strategies we will learn, laughs we’ll have as a […] READ MORE