Test-Taking Tips for Homeschooling: Part I

What do you feel when you hear the word “test?” Fear? Anxiety? Dread? It’s okay, we’ve all felt that way about tests at one point or another in our lives. It is perfectly natural to feel stressed about tests. No worries, we got you. Check out these fantastic test-taking tips for homeschoolers! Make Studying a […] READ MORE

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

Blended Learning in Homeschooling

Teaching has always been a passion of mine. In my earliest years in the education profession, experiencing the joy of planning for and presenting learning opportunities as a fourth-grade teacher was exhilarating! One of the most enjoyable elements of that planning was the creativity behind the presentation the students would engage in during the lessons. […] 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

The Best Earth Science Projects and Labs Part II

Our house is all things earth science right now as my oldest is diving into earth science with gusto! Because he’s a kinesthetic and visual learner, I’ve spent a lot of time planning out the best hands on earth science projects and labs for this year’s science program. And, it’s working! He’s loving and grasping […] 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

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