Here we are in May. It’s time to evaluate how your homeschool year went. Is it just me, or does it seem the school year flew right by? How did the year go? Now that you’re hopefully through the annual homeschool mom meltdown (it happens to me every year like clockwork), it is time to […]
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 […]
As homeschooling parents, we bear the responsibility of preparing our kids for life after school. For some this means allowing them to attend high school for some or all of their last four years. For others, it means developing a plan for high school. I’m in the second group, and let me tell you, it is […]
Spring is here again, and my school anxiety is at an all time high. I’ve written about this so many times, and I know I am not alone based on comments and emails I have received over the years. Late winter and early spring are common burn-out times for homeschool moms. Kids are tired, so […]
When we tell people we homeschool, the most common reaction is “Oh, that’s nice.” The comment is usually followed by, “But they will go to high school, right?” Right. Maybe. Sort of. Uh. Let me explain. This past winter, I went through my yearly mid-year crisis, but this time it was bigger, stronger, and […]
It often feels like life happens, and homeschooling happens, and we are just along for the ride. If there’s one thing I have learned from 13 years of homeschooling it’s that it can’t really just happen. As the old saying goes, if we fail to plan, we plan to fail. We need to be intentional about it. […]
So you’re going to homeschool your child for high school. Me too. Now what?
So you’re going to homeschool your child for high school. Me too. Now what? Today my 16 year old and I had a talk that I liken to what I vaguely remember my high school guidance counselor discussing with me.
Who directs your homeschooling? Who chooses your curriculum? Chances are you said, “Me, of course”. Well, what about when your children grow to be teens? As I’m charting this course for my soon to be 11th grader, one thing that I am feeling is very important is that she owns her education.
P was invited to the Senior Prom by a friend from church. He doesn’t go to the high school she had gone to, but she has quite a few friends who go there. A big group of them went all together and they had a fabulous time. They went out for dinner at a nice […]
Our 15 year old J will be home at the end of June. We are SO excited! She has been gone for so long… and it’s a long story that I am not sure how much I will share (or that she would want me to share), but suffice it to say she has been […]