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

5 High School Homeschool Field Trips for the Summer

Homeschooling gives teenagers freedoms not otherwise found in a traditional school system — but sometimes the walls feel like they are closing in. That feeling makes you feel a bit bonkers, right? Remember, folks, the number one reason that homeschooling rocks is FLEXIBILITY! Sometimes, getting out of the house for a day on a homeschool […] READ MORE

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 Plan the Perfect High School Graduation

When all of the schoolwork is completed, the last test has been taken, and your homeschooled teen is ready to pursue the next phase of his or her life — it’s time to graduate! While some people believe graduation ceremonies are an artificial milestone, they also signify a rite of passage. They signify both an […] READ MORE

Mother’s Day Craft Ideas

Mother’s Day is a wonderful way to honor the fearless mom, grandmother, or aunt in your life. My mom is pretty amazing. Throughout the years, she has always been there, wiping away every tear and giving me her incredible twenty-second hugs. She tirelessly worked to be the best mom she could, and on top of […] 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