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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
I see it every September. Moms are concerned. They are just beginning this homeschool journey. It’s exciting! It’s fun! How many hours a day are we supposed to do? How am I ever going to get her to ______? But wait, why won’t he sit and let me read to him? Is this the right […]
Over the years I have probably tried every method, at least twice. Sometimes, what didn’t work before did the second time around. Other times, my desire to use a certain method or curriculum was circumvented by my kids’ learning styles. Working with a child on the Autism Spectrum really forces me to scrutinize curriculum prior […]
Every year we make the decision to homeschool for one more school year. It’s a year by year choice. Just as no two kids are alike, no two school years are alike either. This year I find myself in nearly uncharted territory. My big kids all went to high school. Last year was my first […]
I’m not sure if you have to be a curriculum junkie in order to be a homeschooler, but I do know that when you start teaching your children at home, you need resources. I have received nearly every home education-geared catalog out there. Oh I’m sure there are some I haven’t had, but I have had most at one time or other.
It’s THAT time of year again. You know what time it is. This is when we homeschool moms either breathe a deep sigh of relief, or swing into full-on panic mode because we put the books away a couple of months ago and…. What do you mean by “school starts in 4 weeks?!” Oh, but […]
It’s hard to believe that the first of our “Round 2 Kids” will be a 9th grader next year. A High Schooler. Yikes! And his brother is just a quick two years behind him. It happens so fast. They were just toddling around my house last week, pulling all the cushions off the couch and […]