Thanksgiving Homeschooling Tips

“Turkey Day” is nigh upon us. What does the Thanksgiving holiday mean to you? For some, it means a day or two off work. For parents of college freshman students, it means welcoming their teens home for their first holiday (usually laden with bags of laundry!). Many churchgoers enjoy special services and folding tables laden […] READ MORE

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

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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

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

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Crossing Over into Homeschooling: Parents as Teachers

Are you considering crossing over into homeschooling from traditional school? If so, you’ve already taken a big step! You’ve weighed the options and decided to look into the growing world of homeschooling. It seems like only one step up a giant mountain, but the view of your child’s future is worth it! We understand the […] READ MORE

Your Perfect Summer Reading List (For All Ages)

Ah, summer! Lazy days, fun outdoors, and time to just sit and chill . . .  BUT WAIT! Despite the much-needed break, on average, kids lose 2-3 reading levels, as well as critical thinking and analysis skills, when they take a summer off. Summer is the perfect time to spend lounging around the pool, lying […] READ MORE