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Crossing Over into Homeschooling: Parents as Teachers

Are you considering crossing over into homeschooling from traditional school? If so, you’ve already taken a big step! You’ve weighed the options and decided to look into the growing world of homeschooling. It seems like only one step up a giant mountain, but the view of your child’s future is worth it! We understand the […] READ MORE

Curriculum Review – WordBuild Online

Do you remember memorizing vocabulary lists in school? I had to write down twenty words that my teacher gave to us on Monday. Then, we’d have to memorize them, learn to spell them, and take a boring test on Friday. I wish I had had WordBuild Online, a cool homeschool curriculum that makes learning vocabulary […] READ MORE

The Do’s and Don’ts of Attending a Homeschool Convention

Entering the huge exhibit hall brings a rush of emotions. Where do I go first? Should I grab the curriculum I want now? It’s exciting, but can be overwhelming. Homeschool convention season is upon us! No matter what state you live in, there’s sure to be a homeschool convention near you (yes, even Alaska!). You’re […] READ MORE

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

3 Ways to Make Homeschool Math More Hands-on

Ah, mathematics. I excelled in language arts, not fractions. It was a definite struggle to learn math concepts with just worksheets (The train schedule problems were the WORST.). There are only so many ways to multiply fractions on black-and-white pieces of paper. It can get frustrating, especially if your child is a kinesthetic or “hands-on” […] READ MORE

Homeschooling Special Needs Tips and Tools for SPD

In our last post, we discussed what Sensory Processing is and looks like, and how to know if your child has sensory struggles. Now, it’s time to give you the best tips and tools for homeschooling special needs children or those with sensory processing disorder. While you may not be able to integrate all of […] 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

Community Service Ideas: Thanksgiving Edition

Today’s blog post is about opportunities to serve communities near and far. It’s only appropriate since Thanksgiving is right around the corner! As a Bridgeway student, I spend my time focusing on my academics and trying to find community service projects to add to my – sometimes – hectic schedule! It can definitely be a […] READ MORE

Homeschool Writing Curriculum – Writers in Residence

If you’ve been in the homeschooling world for any length of time, you’ve no doubt heard of Apologia. Best known for their rich, Bible-based science curriculum that includes interactive notebooks, Apologia is one of the most trusted faith-based curriculum publishers for homeschoolers. However, you may not have heard of their homeschool writing curriculum, Writers in […] READ MORE