This time of year is when I feel like I need to just scrap everything and start over so planning for the new school year gives me the fresh start I need. Maybe you are feeling down, like you don’t want to even think about the new school year or don’t know how to start.
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One of the biggest myths about homeschooling is that the operations involved are easy to manage manually. This is not the case. In fact, as any seasoned homeschooler will tell you, there is a lot of work that goes into ensuring that learning at home proceeds smoothly. This is where a school management
This has been a hard homeschooling year—not just because of everything life has been throwing at me but because of my own anxiety and being overwhelmed. I wouldn’t trade homeschooling for anything; the freedom to educate our daughter according to the way God leads us, including the ability to choose our own curriculum and
Hey Mama, I was quite nervous; we were not required to test our children in California. However, our new state of Colorado requires testing! Would they do well, or would the test prove that I am a failure as a teacher? I feared the latter. Although the test was for the children, I
“What curriculum do you use?” It’s the most common conversation starter in homeschool circles. Why not? We all want to know the best curriculum, and it’s a great way to break the ice when meeting a fellow home educator for the first time. It’s a topic of immediate common interest. Choosing the best curriculum is,
Homeschooling is an amazing call and privilege from God. Every homeschooling family is on their own homeschooling journey. Your adventure will be unlike anyone else’s trek! We can, however, encourage and learn from one another. After years of answering questions at homeschool conferences, workshops, and support team meetings, I have realized that it’s important to
If you are feeling overwhelmed in your homeschool, consider minimalist homeschooling. Collecting quality resources for when it is needed can be a blessing in your homeschool. Still, it can also become a curse when the collection begins to grow and is then forgotten like the fruitcake left in the fridge at Christmas time. It