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

2018-19 Live Online Class Registration Available!

Can you believe it? This school year is coming to a close! But we’re already revving up for next year’s live online classes, or Learning Labs, with our best selection yet! It’s good to start planning now because classes fill up quickly! Why live online classes? Your student will learn independence, benefit from new teachers, […] READ MORE

Winter Olympic Lesson Plans for Homeschoolers

I will represent the United States at the 2022 Winter Olympics. I’m letting you know in advance so you can start lining up for autographs. If I win gold, that signature might be worth something one day. The committee hasn’t specified a certain event yet. Since I’m gifted in so many areas, they will place […] READ MORE

3 Ways to Make Homeschool Math More Hands-on

Ah, mathematics. I excelled in language arts, not fractions. It was a definite struggle to learn math concepts with just worksheets (The train schedule problems were the WORST.). There are only so many ways to multiply fractions on black-and-white pieces of paper. It can get frustrating, especially if your child is a kinesthetic or “hands-on” […] READ MORE

Our Best Holiday Homeschool Schedule

As a homeschool mom of over 15 years and a speaker at homeschool conferences, one of the questions I hear most often is “how do I plan out our homeschool day?” Finding a successful homeschool schedule and routine is at the top of every homeschool parents’ wish list, mine included! It’s hard enough to get […] READ MORE

It’s Not Too Late to Start Homeschooling!

You’re worried, scared, nervous. You talk to your spouse and yes, the decision is made. Big changes are about to come to your home, even though it’s already messy and crazy. You make the decision to homeschool. In October. It’s October?! It’s too late! What did we do? Can we go through with this, even […] READ MORE

Ways to Incorporate Homeschool Writing in Every Subject

Choosing the right curriculum for your homeschooler is at the top of the yearly to-do list for every homeschool parent. I’ve found homeschool writing curriculum to be one of the most difficult to choose because, while the writing process is often the same, how each of my kids approaches writing is not. If you’re wondering […] READ MORE

Test-Taking Tips for Homeschooling: Part I

What do you feel when you hear the word “test?” Fear? Anxiety? Dread? It’s okay, we’ve all felt that way about tests at one point or another in our lives. It is perfectly natural to feel stressed about tests. No worries, we got you. Check out these fantastic test-taking tips for homeschoolers! Make Studying a […] READ MORE

Blended Learning in Homeschooling

Teaching has always been a passion of mine. In my earliest years in the education profession, experiencing the joy of planning for and presenting learning opportunities as a fourth-grade teacher was exhilarating! One of the most enjoyable elements of that planning was the creativity behind the presentation the students would engage in during the lessons. […] READ MORE

The Best Earth Science Projects and Labs Part II

Our house is all things earth science right now as my oldest is diving into earth science with gusto! Because he’s a kinesthetic and visual learner, I’ve spent a lot of time planning out the best hands on earth science projects and labs for this year’s science program. And, it’s working! He’s loving and grasping […] READ MORE