Finding the Best Summer Camps for Homeschoolers

Homeschool parents know all too well the pressure that comes with choosing a homeschool curriculum, and often, parents apply those same pressures to themselves when choosing summer camps – but they don’t have to! For many homeschool families, summer provides the much-awaited chance for everyone to get a breather, and a change of scenery, and […] READ MORE

Fears Realized: The Negative Effects of CCSS for Students and Parents

We’ve been concerned about Common Core State Standards, or CCSS, for many reasons including the emphasis on standardized testing, the loss of individualized learning, the unrealistic requirements for teachers and students alike, and the lack of parental communication and involvement in the implementation process. And our concerns have proven to be founded, in ways we […] READ MORE

Top 10 Homeschooling Apps for Teens

Preparing for college is no easy task – for both parents and students! Kids, we realize the amount of stress you’re enduring at this phase in your life. It’s a busy time, but there’s also so much to look forward to. And parents, one of the toughest challenges is figuring out where to even start. […] READ MORE

How to Help Your Child Learn Through Play

Many parents have heard or thought of the dreaded four letter word when discussing their child’s progress or as you try to get through a homeschool lesson. “Oh, he just wants to PLAY.” This makes us cringe, because “play” means he doesn’t want to learn. Before we know it, worries of how our young one […] READ MORE

The Top 10 Best Apps to Keep Your Homeschool Routine Organized

As homeschooling parents, we all want to be more organized and productive during our daily routines. But, when we are balancing kids, creating lesson plans, and (of course!) the occasional curveball life throws at us, being organized is easier said than done! The struggle to balance leaves us searching for that sure-fire way to keep our […] READ MORE

Is Online Homeschool Best for Elementary Students?

There is no doubt that online learning is on the rise, among both primary and secondary students. The benefits to embracing today’s technology and having students log-in online for school are indeed valuable: flexibility, accessibility, cost-effectiveness, and more. But is online homeschooling the best choice for elementary students?  Is it a good fit for young […] READ MORE