Deep breath. You’ve reached it – the college search. As a homeschool parent, the college search may have seemed so far off. It certainly did for me. However, it is fantastic journey to be on with your high schooler. My high schoolers and I have learned a few things the last four years. We are still learning. Still stepping out into unknown territory. But it
You may be wondering, should I homeschool my child? Where do I even start? How do I make the decision to homeschool? Well, each and every family is unique. That is exactly why homeschooling may be the answer for you. Because you have a family like no one else, you have the freedom to design a learning experience specific to learning styles and on your
Are you new to homeschooling? You may be wondering how you will be able to teach your school age children the three “r’s,” fit in all the other subjects, and still have time for other things? Will you be able to get to the household chores and appointments AND pay attention to your younger children? Let me assure you that it is possible to homeschool
I am sharing some favorite tips and resources for how to start a homeschool routine. A dear reader, Kimberly, asked: “Any advice on starting a homeschool routine for the first time? For us, it’s kindergarten so our first “school” day routine ever! I’m wondering how to make the transition from six years of all day, all play!” Kimberly gave me permission to share her question
I had not back to homeschool school planning dates with each of my children this week. It is always good to take each of my children out, one-on-one, and chat about this BIG year coming up. There’s just something special about designating time for just the two of us to talk. I thought you might like to know more about this simple idea, too. How
Imagine this scene…. You’re new to homeschooling, and you’ve filed your notice of intent (or whatever is required in your state). You have cleaned out the guest room, added desks, and created a “school room” (or you’ve just cleared off a space on the kitchen table). You’ve even purchased a set of bookshelves from a yard sale, dusted them off, and set them in your
Last week of the ER visit, I spoke of good intentions and three basic helpful habits for homeschool. This week we gently folded in and fell back into our morning routine and homeschool schedule. Habits help. Especially the helpful habits for homeschool in the Before 8:45 Checklist. Helpful Habits for Homeschool – Before 8:45 Checklist with Prayer This checklist from HSLDA’s Vicki Bentley and her
As homeschool moms, we tend to forget ourselves and take care of everyone else in our families. Yet, we need to take care that we do not neglect our own grooming and appearance, as these are important to help us feel our best. Following are my tips for taking care of the homeschool mom with a simple beauty/grooming routine and suggestions for some of my favorite products.