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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

Merry Christmas from Bridgeway Academy!

Merry Christmas to our Homeschooling Families! On behalf of our team at Bridgeway Academy, we want to wish you a very, very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! May your holiday be filled with joy, laughter, and legacy. Watch this video for a special greeting from our Bridgeway family as we rock around the […] 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

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National Stories Month Activities

The “holiday season” is upon us, like it or not. And, like a big hill on a roller coaster, we are about to slide into Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, (and maybe a birthday in between). With these celebrations comes family time.  So, it makes sense that November is National Stories Month! We’ve […] READ MORE

Homeschooling With Depression

I remember the moment clearly. I was sitting at the table with my coffee in my hands, head hung. My son was working on his science at the table and he asked me a question, one he had asked over and over again. One that I had answered over and over again. And, I lost […] READ MORE

Thanksgiving Homeschooling Tips

“Turkey Day” is nigh upon us. What does the Thanksgiving holiday mean to you? For some, it means a day or two off work. For parents of college freshman students, it means welcoming their teens home for their first holiday (usually laden with bags of laundry!). Many churchgoers enjoy special services and folding tables laden […] READ MORE

Fall Homeschool Freebies

The school year is in full swing, and while we enjoy the curriculum we’ve chosen for the year, sometimes you just need a change of pace. But who wants to spend endless time searching or having to open your wallet to find it? Enter fall homeschool freebies! These homeschool freebies can be just the thing […] READ MORE

Best Educational Apps for Homeschoolers in 2018

I googled “educational apps” and within 0.51 seconds received 3.6 billion results! Yes, I said 3.6 billion! What an incentive to throw up my hands and refuse to enter this forest. On the other hand, apps are so useful and an essential part of our culture, helping to support and solve problems for every need. […] READ MORE

Back-to-school Tips for Homeschooling High School

It’s September, and the school year has just begun! There seems to be so much to do to stay ahead of the game — so many courses and requirements, it may seem like you can’t finish anything. Maybe you’re starting a new homeschool program or taking college courses. The start of the school year holds […] READ MORE

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What You Need to Know About Homeschool Recordkeeping

If you went to a public or private school, you probably remember your dreaded report card. It was either a trophy or a terror, but it provided a means to show your progress and accomplishments. Although the specifics vary, all states require documentation from homeschool families; they do, after all, set the legal standards for […] READ MORE