What’s the ONE homeschool tool you can’t live without? Over the years I may have said different things: A library card, a laminator, the Internet (haha! Who couldn’t!?) but consistently the number ONE tool we use all the time is our printer. Or should I say PRINTERS. Many years ago I bought a refurbished monochrome […]
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!
Summer began for our family at the beginning of June. We put away our books and just rested from all of it. Sort of. While we weren’t doing school, I was busy preparing my 15-year-old for a new chapter. He is going to school for the summer. Monday through Friday, from 7:30 in the morning […]
The Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op has some fantastic group buy specials going on for the month of June! If you haven’t heard of the Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op before, let me explain. The co-op was formed under the idea that since schools and school districts get big discounts from curriculum companies and other suppliers because they are […]
With the big push for Common Core standards here in the US, testing has become a cornerstone. Right now, homeschoolers have the advantage of being in a place where Common Core testing isn’t being held over the heads of our children. Standardized testing has always been around but this push for “high-stakes testing” is all […]
Even if you have recently begun homeschooling, you have probably made one discovery we all have in common: curriculum costs money–sometimes quite a LOT of money!
Do you LOVE Handwriting Without Tears but want a font to create your own worksheets? With one son on the Autism Spectrum and another with severe dysgraphia, traditional handwriting curriculum just did not help. My ASD kiddo would get overwhelmed from the cluttered pages (too many lines!) and loopy cursive was impossible. My other son’s dysgraphia […]
It’s that time of year again– time to put away the school books and move on into summer activities. This year, all I’ve got to say about that is HOORAY! Stick a fork in me. I. Am. So. DONE. Now that my yearly Homeschool Mom Meltdown is out of my system again I can look […]
8th grade is the last chance for filling in gaps. High school is about to happen and this stuff is getting real! My son is very much looking forward to being a high schooler. Not that it changes much for him here at home. This year is all about getting him ready for a high school […]
It’s been SUCH a long time since I’ve posted! I forgot about my Blog! (gasp! do people actually forget their blogs??) Yep, I sure did! I’ve taken the year off from homeschooling; the first year off in eight. I guess that makes me a traitor—I know that some would look at it that way. My […]
We sold a house a little over a year ago to a family who had just moved here. They had homeschooled up until that school year, where they had their children in a School of Tomorrow school. (A homeschool curriculum-based school, set up with the publisher and attended half days by the students.) These people believe their children should NEVER socialize with anyone outside of their church, and go to great lengths to prevent them from doing otherwise.