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

Balancing Home and Homeschool

Friends, it’s back to school season for many of us. You are excited, or you may be cowering in your closet. This time of year is met with mixed emotions from parents and kids alike. During back-to-school season, it’s very easy to become overwhelmed. You (like me) want to be a good mom, homemaker, and […] READ MORE

4 Steps to Start Homeschooling High School

You’ve done it! Your child has successfully completed middle school intact and ready to face the high school years (well, somewhat ready). While you’re learning the ropes of parenting a teenager, you also need to consider how to best homeschool a high school student. The stakes for high school are high, especially if your child […] READ MORE

How to Emotionally Prepare to Homeschool

One of the questions I get asked most often is how to emotionally prepare to homeschool. The start of the school year feels like an assault for many of us. An onslaught of back-to-school lists, schedule changes, organization and planning to-dos, and more. It’s no wonder that this time of year can bring so many […] READ MORE

Getting Started Homeschooling Elementary Part 2

So, you’re starting homeschooling elementary this year. Good for you, friend! Welcome to the homeschool family. You’re going to love it — eventually. During the first few weeks, you may feel more overwhelmed than overjoyed. And that’s normal! The best way to ensure you get to the joy is to have a plan and know […] READ MORE

How to Get Started Homeschooling Elementary Part I

I remember clearly my first day of homeschooling. I had visited all of the conventions in our area, talked with several homeschooling families, and had read everything I could get my hands on at the library. And although I was really prepared, the butterflies in my stomach hadn’t gotten that memo! I was so nervous, […] READ MORE

The Best Homeschool Study Habits to Start Off Your Year

Yes, you read the title correctly — the new school year has arrived for some and is right around the corner for others. With that being said, I’d like to share a few habits and tips for studying that may benefit you greatly during the academic year! 1. Make weekly summaries I know what you’re […] READ MORE

The Best Back-to-School Supply List!

I can’t believe it’s already the end of August – time flies! And you know what that means: school is starting soon! To ensure you’re well-prepared and have all of the necessary materials for the upcoming school year, I’ve made a long, thought-out list of back-to-school supplies. Today, I’m going to share some of my […] READ MORE

Roadschooling Without Getting Left Behind

My husband is a homebody. He’d rather be home than anywhere else. The kids and I, however, are often bit with the travel bug and have been known to give in to our wanderlust throughout the year with short mini vacations. But, what about those times when you’re away for a long period, maybe on […] READ MORE