High School Homeschool 101: Financing College

Homeschooling families are resourceful. We bond well, work efficiently together, and cheer each other on. Most families who choose to homeschool their kids have a college education in mind. When you make the calculations and discover the actual costs involved, sticker shock is a common way to feel. However, finding a way through the tricky […] READ MORE

4 Ways to Do Summer Homeschooling

Summer is my favorite season. When I hear the word, my mind drifts to our beach vacation, memories of my kids running through the sprinkler, late nights enjoying the long days, and all things swimming! But come August, I often regret not doing more schoolwork during the summer — for good reason. Statistically, students who […] READ MORE

A Historical Look at Memorial Day

Memorial Day usually marks the beginning of lazy summer days, barbecues, and time spent by the pool. But Memorial Day is so much more than a fireworks show — It’s a day to reflect and remember our military personnel who served and died in conflict and war. These brave men and women sacrificed their lives […] READ MORE

How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio

The end of the year is fast approaching (hurray for summer!) and the weather is starting to get warmer (we hope). Spring always reminds me of another season: evaluation time for homeschooling families. While state laws vary, many states and districts require homeschooling families to put together a homeschool portfolio. This may seem daunting, even […] READ MORE

State Spotlight: Homeschooling in Texas

Every year, thousands of homeschooling families gather together at homeschool conventions to find the best curriculum and resources, and listen to other professional education specialists.  Many of those families come from Texas. In fact, according to research, Texas is one of the top three states with the most homeschoolers in America!  With over 145,000 students […] READ MORE

The Best Poetry Lesson Plans for National Poetry Month

Poetry. Just the word can make even the best and most energetic homeschool parents want to run for the hills. You’re not alone if the words “iambic pentameter” make you cringe and bring back memories of boring, miserable 5th-grade poetry units with forced memorization and painful rhyming and rhythm analysis. Teaching writing is hard enough, […] READ MORE

A Guide to the Best Homeschooling Curriculum for New Homeschoolers

Homeschooling is such an exciting adventure, and you’re just taking your first steps. You’ve decided to homeschool your student so their potential can soar beyond traditional schooling. It’s an exciting time for your family because you’ll experience more quality time (Watch a Netflix documentary on whales? Check!), the ability for your student to go at […] READ MORE

Homeschooling in North Carolina

I remember it just like it were yesterday — Standing outside the little farmhouse where my mom forced me to get dressed up so we could learn about this new thing called “homeschooling.” I stood on the doorstep and wondered why anyone would want to stay home all day, how would I stay in contact […] 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

Get Creative with High School Homeschooling

High school is an important time in your life. Two of the benefits of high school homeschooling are that you can go at your own pace, and be as creative as you want. Why be creative? Studies show that it increases test scores, provokes curiosity, and encourages project-based learning. One of the marvelous benefits of […] READ MORE