Okay, so curriculum isn’t my FIRST concern, but it’s right up there. As my husband and I have been talking, we realized that our 14yo daughter (who is attending 8th grade in public school this year–her first year of school) is NOT ready for high school. This was her first year of public school (other […]
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!
What are some of the strangest reactions you have gotten when you tell someone that you homeschool? There are always the common “Oh, I could never do that.” or “You must be SO patient!”. So tell us, what did the person/people say, who were they (your parents, the grocery store cashier, neighbor, etc.)? Please share! […]
D1 and I have been pretty faithfully working on his phonogram cards. He just finished List A in The WISE Guide for Spelling. We spent about three weeks on List A, doing half (10 words) at a time and working at it until he had the words completely. I pulled out our Christian Liberty Phonics […]
I had an interesting conversation with my 6th grade dd J today. We were talking about what things are like for her at the Jr. High this year, as opposed to homeschooling. She loves school but she also misses homeschooling. I told her that I won’t PUSH, but that I wouldn’t be disappointed if she […]
Wanda Sanseri’s curriculum has been such a life saver. As I’ve been working through the phonograms with D1, and started him in Spelling List A, I am once again struck by how EASILY my children have all picked up reading. I’ve used this curriculum for 9 years, and it has never disappointed me. Not so much […]
D1 sure did great! He remembered all three sounds of /a/, even though I’ve only been through the phonogram cards with him a few times, and the last time was two months ago! Pretty awesome! I thought I’d have to start with Step 1 and just work our way through the phonograms for a few weeks, but that’s not the case at all. He knows nearly all of them!
This has been one of my favorite poems for many years. It is SO descriptive of our homeschool years. It wasn’t written by a homeschooler, but the illustration of the teacher leaning on the Lord while struggling to teach children that very thing. Leading my children in their own walk with Jesus, as I lean […]