Classical education and Charlotte Mason education both vouch for creating good habits and starting them when the children are young. There are so many benefits that result from the forming of good habits. Peace is one of them. Wouldn’t we all like a dose of peace in our homeschool days? It took me a few
Hey Mama, If you’re wondering whether joining a co-op is the right thing for your family, read these articles. “To Co-op or Not to Co-Op-That is the Question“ “10 Essential Elements of a Successful Homeschool Co-op“ Now here’s some encouragement as you make decisions about co-ops, curriculum, and other things. You have freedom to love,
I am not an expert on literature-based learning, as we are a bit eclectic in style. (If you are wondering about styles, take a look at back issues of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine or explore literature courses at SchoolhouseTeachers.com.) But I can say that, after teaching more than twenty years, my children have learned exponentially
Hey Mama, Do you need a homeschool support group? Yes, you do! Encouraging one another is just as important for homeschoolers as it is for believers in Christ (Hebrews 10:25). There is something special about traveling a road with others who are headed in the same direction. If you don’t have a homeschool support group,
Let’s talk about the hard things of homeschooling. There are times (maybe years) where you are homeschooling through illness. Or, maybe the lack of finances or job security is particularly hard. What about that marriage that is hanging in the balance? What about those teens that are rebellious? What about the trials that keep coming?
When you think of “ministry opportunities,” do you think that there’s no time or opportunity for you or your family to serve anyone right now? The term ministry opportunities is simply a fancy way of saying “serve others.” Teach your children that serving others can be something simple like helping a sibling pick up
Hey Mama, When did your littles learn so much from just playing and hanging out with you, sweet Mama and your husband? But they did learn. Even today they’re learning (and so are you). Using apps, textbooks, even fun experiments from time to time, they’re learning about science and nature and life. While they’re still
When I first began homeschooling 25 years ago, I didn’t even think to add typing to my children’s education. But when I saw them use an online learning game and watched them “hunt and peck” for letters on the keyboard, I knew it was time. Today, typing has become a skill that most of our