For many homeschooling parents, no curriculum seems to “fit.” For others, the cost of a full curriculum is more than they can afford. There are all kinds of reasons why some homeschoolers want to design their own curricula: personal, religious, financial, and other purposes all play into the decision. So where do you start if you’re going to design your own homeschooling curriculum? Here are some tips. Continue reading How to Design Your Own Homeschooling Curriculum
For those considering homeschooling as an option, you might be wondering what benefits there are. We have been homeschooling for over ten years. We feel that it has been a good fit for our family. Is homeschooling right for you? Here are some benefits of homeschooling that studies have shown to be advantageous. Continue reading Top 7 Benefits of Homeschooling
The dreaded “S” word. When you tell someone you homeschool your kids, often the first question is, “But how do they get socialization?” I know we had family and friends ask this when we first started our homeschooling journey. How can you have homeschool socialization? Continue reading Homeschool Socialization for Your Kids
You want the best start for your child. Frederick Douglass is quoted as saying, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” How true. Reading can bring so many possibilities. You can learn new things or travel to faraway places. Here are some tips for raising an early reader. Continue reading Tips for Raising an Early Reader
This year I became a member of The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Review Crew. This is very exciting for me. I was a subscriber to their magazine (before it went digital) and also subscribed to their SchoolhouseTeachers.com website. We look forward to being able to review different homeschool products throughout the year and being able to share the reviews with you. Continue reading 2018 SchoolhouseTeachers.com Review
As parents consider homeschooling their child or children, they often have a lot of questions. Here are five of the top questions (and answers) asked by those expressing curiosity and concerns about homeschooling. Continue reading Homeschooling Questions? – Our Top 5 Answers
Did you fail Algebra? Maybe you didn’t read until you were well into third grade, or you barely managed to pass English. Does this mean you aren’t qualified to homeschool your child? Continue reading Am I Qualified to Homeschool My Child?
If you are planning on homeschooling your child, you will need to learn the many styles of homeschooling that’s available so that you can decide which would work best for your family. The top 5 today are Classical, Eclectic, Charlotte Mason, Unit Studies, and Unschooling. Continue reading 13 Different Methods of Homeschooling
I was introduced to Bullet Journaling by Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs Darcy. She did a talk on Bullet Journaling for Readers. I had been trying to find something to put all of my notes in place, and this was it!!
Would you like a glimpse into a day of a homeschooling family?
I put normal in quotes because with homeschooling, you never really have a “normal” day. We are a little over 3 weeks into our current school year. The boys are in 9th (A & J) and 10th (S) grades. Continue reading A “Normal” Homeschool Day