When I began high school planning for the first time in my homeschooling career, it honestly was not that bad. As I watched my kids run around the playground throughout the early years, a sense of dread lingered in the back of my mind when it came to planning for the high school years.
Is there stress or strife in your family? When the family isn’t rested, there tends to be more stress and strife among its members. I don’t know about you, but our summer so far has been the busiest ever. In fact, we have been doing nothing but running around (all really good things, mind
There are so many amazing homeschooling products out there! How can you find the curriculum that works for your family? I have been taken in by the glitz of packaging only to discover that the content didn’t go very deep. Over the many years of homeschooling, I have an “inner checklist” I use to
My oldest daughter and I attended a homeschool convention last weekend – it was fantastic and amazing! And boy was I beat afterwards! Last year we didn’t get to go because of the pandemic, and I’d forgotten some things about being at a convention! Things like what shoes to wear, how much sleep you
It’s nearly the end of the school year, and my eyes wander wistfully from the calendar to the sunny sky to the calendar again. “It’s got to be over soon,” I sigh. Yep, I love homeschooling. But I also love sleeping in and laying in a pool and not homeschooling. Why is it that
Does anyone else have the problem of fussy kids after they’ve been indoors way too long with nasty weather? It seems to me they lose all motivation for “regular” schoolwork and get just plain fidgety! What’s a momma to do? Perhaps it’s time to rethink your end of the year learning strategy. No one
Graduation is a milestone for teenagers. A phase of life is over, and a new one begins. It’s thrilling and terrifying at the same time. Graduation is the perfect time to celebrate the past and new beginnings. How can you have a stress-free homeschool graduation? I’m glad you asked. Choose the How How
Conventions are overwhelming and wonderful. I’m an annual convention attendee myself, but I have met many families who are not a fan of crowds and would prefer a virtual homeschool conference. As much as I would love to sell you on the idea that attending a convention in-person is the way to go, it