Making the Change to Half-year Homeschooling

Life can be challenging, even for our children (wait, especially for our children). There are times in our kids’ lives when we choose to stay the course, despite struggles, and reap the character benefits of perseverance and resiliency. But there are other times when we know a change is in order. When our children are […] READ MORE

How to Prepare for Homeschool Convention Season!

Another year is here, and with that comes a homeschooler’s dream: homeschool convention season! Well, that might not quite be your dream, but for many parents, it’s a place where they go to learn about trends and changes in education. Things like how to best teach their kids, get info on new tools available to […] 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

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

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

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

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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

Math Homeschool Curriculum Review – Life of Fred

Humor in math? That doesn’t compute! In Life of Fred, there’s no shortage of fun ways to learn math concepts. Follow Fred Gauss through his adventures, from addition to algebra hilarious hijinks ensue. How does Life of Fred stand apart from the rest of math homeschool curriculum? It’s non-traditional approach to math draws in students […] READ MORE

Homeschool Trends: Nature Journals for Homeschool Science, Part II

In our last post, Homeschool Trends: Nature Journals for Homeschool Science, we gave you four great reasons to start nature journaling as part of your homeschool science, or summer science, routine. From appreciating nature to understanding the importance of conservation, there are so many reasons to start nature journaling. But as the weather gets colder […] READ MORE