Smooth Strategies for Rough Homeschooling Days

I knew we had hit a snag in our homeschooling day when the pencil flew past my head and smacked the wall, causing our puppy to run from the room with a whimper. Breakfast had gone well, and so had family devotions. So, I was a little dumbfounded at the temper tantrum being thrown over […] READ MORE

Recharge Your Year with Bridgeway Academy!

Making the switch to homeschooling in the middle of the school year may sound a little daunting, but it’s completely doable. And, if you’re child isn’t thriving or has lost their love for learning, it’s the best choice you can make. From requesting transcripts to choosing the best curriculum, our process makes switching mid-year easier […] READ MORE

What Is a Learning Style?

Each child learns differently. Multiple studies mention that a child’s way to success is through a concept called a “learning style.” A learning style is defined as “a certain way one processes and retains information.” There are three categories: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (hands-on). We all share traits of each of these categories, but there […] READ MORE

Why Switch to Half-year Homeschooling?

You’re frustrated. Your child struggles through homework that they don’t understand and they are only getting farther and farther behind. Perhaps, on top of everything else, your child is being bullied in school. When you’re a parent, it’s hard not to think, “This is hopeless!” It’s only halfway through the school year! The desire for change […] READ MORE

How to Homeschool Multiple Ages While Keeping Your Sanity

Guest post by Shelly of RedHeadMom. Check out her website here: There’s No Place Like Home As a mom of 11 kids, one of the most common questions I get asked is, “How in the world do you homeschool all those children?” I’ll admit that the task surely can seem daunting to those unfamiliar with […] READ MORE

Our Best Holiday Homeschool Schedule

As a homeschool mom of over 15 years and a speaker at homeschool conferences, one of the questions I hear most often is “how do I plan out our homeschool day?” Finding a successful homeschool schedule and routine is at the top of every homeschool parents’ wish list, mine included! It’s hard enough to get […] READ MORE

Fun Christmas Lesson Plans for Homeschoolers

December is a special time of year for me. In Pennsylvania, most of us are hoping for a snowfall, allowing us to stay home from work and snuggle in a blanket with a book and hot cocoa. We want to savor every moment of the holiday season. We want to help you get the most […] READ MORE

It’s Turkey Time! Fun Thanksgiving Lesson Plans

It’s fall, and with the leaves changing, candy corn calling, and Christmas looming, Thanksgiving can be lost in the shuffle. Retail stores jump from Halloween to Christmas in a span of a few days. Each season, we often feel we don’t fully appreciate Thanksgiving, save for the Peanuts special, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!” Sure, we […] READ MORE

How to Succeed in Online Homeschooling

Did you know Facebook was founded in 2004? Or that MySpace (may in rest in peace) was the forerunner? Or that cell phones were giant boxes with big antennas? Within my lifetime, technology has changed. I remember dial-up connections, flip phones, and CD players. Dial-up Internet sounded like donkeys braying (listen to it here, kids). […] READ MORE