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. […]
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!
My son wants to go to college. Maybe my high-functioning, Autism Spectrum teenager will go to college eventually. Maybe he will be able to organize and focus himself enough to tackle the course load that college guarantees. But what if he can’t? Talk in education circles always tends toward thoughts of rigorous curriculum and college […]
Growing up, literature was my escape. It was my enjoyment, my time waster, and much of my early writing in middle school was prompted by things that I read. English was my best subject, with literature study being my favorite part (because of the reading, not because I enjoyed dissecting it.) I still love reading, […]
Is your life an endless succession of small things? Do you let the minor things become the majors? Marriage is major. Parenting is major. Faith is major. Homeschooling is major. But each of these major things is comprised of so many smaller parts that it’s easy to get caught up in every. Single. Thing. The […]
Homeschoolers benefit the community in many ways. Parents who home educate have the advantage of passing on their values as they live their lives in front of their children. Family values, community involvement, outreach, and community service are all easily caught, as well as taught because parents and children are together for the majority of each […]