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

Meet Noel Muehlbauer, Bridgeway Class of 2017 Valedictorian

To say that Noel loves horses would be an understatement. This lifelong homeschooler’s best days are spent in the barn. Noel has built her life and future plans around her passion and gifting with God’s gentle giants and is excited to start her college journey at Averett University of Virginia, majoring in Equine studies with […] READ MORE

Independence Day Celebration as a Reflection of Freedom

It was a hot, muggy day in Ethiopia when I met my middle son. We had waited years for his adoption to be realized, months for him to be released from his paperwork prison that is the bureaucratic reality of immigration and adoption. We were told he may never come home, a reality we refused […] 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

Summer Learning and Fun for Teens!

Summer! Ah, the very mention of the word gives us reason to rejoice. School is out, no more homework. We get to stay indoors all day and work on becoming reclusive technology users and video game players. Not to burst your bubble, but your summer vacation should not be wasted on watching movies and playing […] READ MORE

How to Inspire Peers to Pursue Their Dreams

I have come to the conclusion that many of us say and use our ability of speech to challenge and move others mentally or physically. Yet only minorities of these few actually do or are. This is why I think the phrase “A Dream” even exists. Calling one’s goal a “Dream” can cause us to […] READ MORE

Summer School: Should You Do It or Not?

With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, you may be wondering if summer school is the right choice for you. If you’re like me and enjoy learning year-round, you may want to take on a class or two this summer! From rigorous Advanced Placement classes to Dual Enrollment college credit courses to simple […] READ MORE