How to Get the Most Out of High School Homeschooling: Part I

Gasp! High school looms over you like a tiger waiting to pounce. The classes are harder, the tests more rigorous, and you’re figuring out who you are, all at the same time. But high school homeschooling isn’t complicated. Your parents are cheering you on, every step of the way and this time in your life […] READ MORE

Pumpkin Lesson Plans for the Fall

You know when fall arrives. You can feel it in your bones and see it as the leaves start to change their colors. Where I live in Pennsylvania, I just broke out my scarves and started my addiction to pumpkin spice lattes. Apple cider, pumpkin pie, fall festivals, corn mazes…I could go on and on […] READ MORE

How To Use Project-Based Learning in Homeschooling

When I was a kid, I didn’t like to take tests. For some reason, I could not translate what I learned about World War II to a timed multiple-choice quiz. The agony and anxiety of racking my brain for the right answer scared me. If I had the chance to be creative, I took it. […] READ MORE

The Best Earth Science Projects and Labs

My oldest is in 6th grade this year. We’re both excited, and a little nervous, as we jump into a more formal Earth Science course. Don’t get me wrong — we’ve done lots of science in the past because it’s one of his favorite subjects. But middle school is higher stakes. I want to ensure […] READ MORE

Top 10 Ways to Transition to the School Year

With a new school year quickly approaching, you may be stressing out over the preparation process. As a parent or student, it’s understandable that you’d want everything to run as smoothly as possible during the transition. Well, you can reduce the stress and worry less, because I’ve got you covered! Read on to find the […] READ MORE

The Best Summer Homeschool Reading Ideas

Summer is a time when our family loves to be outdoors and active. From hiking and biking to swimming in the lake, you name the activity and we’ve probably tried it (or want too!). But, if your family is like mine, you’ve got at least one bookworm who would much rather stay on the shore […] READ MORE

How to Earn PE Credits During the Summer

There are times during the year when our family is super-active. We hike, we bike, we swim, etc. But, there are other times when, while we aren’t couch potatoes, we don’t do as much as we should. During winter, we are busy with the holidays, and then the season of “catch up and push through […] READ MORE

How to Explore Summer Art Together

One of my favorite classes in high school (no, I wasn’t a homeschooler) was Art Appreciation. I loved learning about historic artists, their approach and famous pieces, their lives and impact, and above all, their approach to creativity and expression. But, I’m a homeschool mom and a trained history and literature teacher! What was I […] READ MORE

Homeschooling 101: Making Summer Fun and Educational

Wow, summer is already here and in full swing! But what do you do now? If you’re stuck on this question like I’ve been in recent years, I’m here to help! There are many things to do in the summer that are simultaneously fun and educational. Learning doesn’t have to be boring or dreadful, especially […] READ MORE

Become a Scientist – The Best Summer Science Ideas for Homeschoolers

While the school year schedule can often hinder the spontaneity of exploration, summer is the best time to take time for some hands-on experiments with your kiddos! You’ve been working hard all year, so fill summer with play learning that doesn’t include worksheets, notebooks, or logbooks. Make summer science fun and hands-on by exploring new […] READ MORE