Most states require some form of declaration of intent to homeschool for the new school year. It’s a new school year, which means that it’s time to file our Declaration of Intent to Homeschool form here. Do you know your state homeschool laws? If you don’t, it would be a good idea to read up […]
Homeschooling Blog Posts
The majority of my content is about homeschooling, and this page is where you will find every single post.
Our methods, schedule, and even students have changed over the past 19 years. We've tried almost everything! Learn from our successes and our failures.
Homeschooling is a journey and no one does it perfectly. We ALL learn on the job.
Whether you're homeschooling a child with special needs, trying to find the perfect math curriculum, or homeschooling high school for the very first time, there is help and encouragement here for you!
You’ve dedicated years to homeschooling. There’s a homeschool graduation in your future. You’re teaching high school now. It’s all becoming very… REAL. I hear you. I’m there. I’ve got a Senior and a Sophomore this year and I’M the one with Senioritis already. My son is cool, calm and collected. For now. Graduation is coming in […]
When I first started homeschooling, I was excited to fill out my first lesson plan book. I bought it at the teacher’s supply store. It had a big apple on the front, and unlined blocks to write in. I used it faithfully every day, but it didn’t take too long before I began wishing it […]
That hefty volume calls to me. It begs me to plan, plan, plan our year! I must decide what to do, how we will cover it, and write. down. all. the. things. Everything. And you know what they say about the best-laid plans. Or is that the fault of over-planning? We homeschool moms are pretty […]
The end of the school year isn’t crazy enough. Finishing 9th and 11th grades just is too weak for me! I need more! Crazy! Chaos! Not really, but that’s what happened. You see, I am a living piece of the Sandwich Generation. Married, raising kids, and homeschooling of course. My father’s health has declined so much in […]
Here we are in May. It’s time to evaluate how your homeschool year went. Is it just me, or does it seem the school year flew right by? How did the year go? Now that you’re hopefully through the annual homeschool mom meltdown (it happens to me every year like clockwork), it is time to […]
“Read me a story please?” Kids’ books today tend to be watered-down versions of what used to be great literature. What many people don’t realize is that many of yesterday’s meaty reads for youth are still available in digital form. A goldmine of high-quality literature can be found if you just know where to look. Our […]
I had my mammogram today. I didn’t mean to put it off, I just forgot about it. Repeatedly. It’s not like I was afraid of the unknown. I’ve had a dozen of them before. Well, maybe I was a little afraid. I need to know but don’t WANT to know, you know? But really, I’ve […]
It’s no secret that homeschool planners are kind of my thing. I love them. There’s nothing quite like a brand new, blank planner full of lovely, colorful pages waiting to be filled with our day to day busy-ness. The trouble is that it seems no ONE planner has space for everything I’d like to have […]
Homeschooling and living on a tight budget sometimes conflict. There just aren’t a lot of great “sales” on curriculum. There aren’t curriculum mega-stores offering 20% off all Language Arts on Fridays, or buy-one, get one free deals for math manipulatives. Have you ever BOUGHT math manipulatives?! They are what I consider to be a good investment. […]