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.
When I tell people I homeschool my children, they usually ask questions. One question that almost always comes up is about curriculum. They want to know what I use to teach my kids. It’s understandable. In the traditional school model, the school chooses the curriculum and often supplies the course materials to the students. It’s
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
When I first thought about trying to teach a foreign language in my homeschool, I thought that it would be impossible. I mean, I don’t speak another language fluently, not even close. The only remembrance that I had of foreign language class was a teacher that seemed way too into the language that she
Poetry recitation and memorization can be a delightful addition to your homeschool routine! April is National Poetry Month. If you needed an extra excuse to find time to include poems in your homeschool day, what could be better than an entire month devoted to poetry?! Does including poetry in your homeschool feel overwhelming? Maybe
I recently came across a post from a mom looking for a debate group or public speaking class for her child. Of course, there are many great opportunities for speech and debate in the homeschooling world, including national organizations for homeschoolers. And these can be ideal for kids who are specifically headed toward a
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