Is high school too late to learn to spell well? Absolutely NOT. Spelling is one of those skills that even adults should work on. Spelling doesn’t come naturally to everyone, and when you have a child with learning disabilities it can become an ongoing struggle. My boys have plodded along, correcting the spellings that I […]
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!
Homeschooling isn’t the be-all, end-all of education. Shocking? I hope not. It is not healthy to bow down at the altar of homeschooling. When you do, eventually you will be in for a shock. I know- I’ve been there. I am a homeschool mom. I’ve taught my own kids for 18 years and if there’s […]
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 […]
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 […]