When I withdrew my oldest son from kindergarten and my youngest son from preschool to begin homeschooling, I considered it a temporary situation. I had no intention of homeschooling long term. My plan was to continue homeschooling as long as it was still working for our family. Well, it never stopped working, and my
When the recent pandemic was reported, a heightened sense of anxiety seemed to radiate everywhere, including our homeschool. It is times like these that we must be especially proactive in order to prevent that anxiety from overwhelming us and causing chaos in our homes. Here are five tips to promote a peaceful homeschool. PrayBegin
Now is a great time for some spring cleaning. I am not referring to tasks like vacuuming, washing, or dusting although now is a great time to declutter your homeschool space. What I mean by spring cleaning is taking a break from what you are doing and evaluating your homeschool before moving forward. It
As a homeschooling mom of two boys that have never been interested in playing sports, I’ve had to use some creativity with their physical education. When the weather is conducive to playing outside, getting exercise is easy. Going for a walk, running around the yard, or enjoying a playground are great ways to be active.
National Bird Day was January 5, 2020. You can celebrate birds this month with a mini-study about one of God’s amazing creatures. Here are some ideas to get you started. First, begin with Scripture. Ask your children if they think that birds are mentioned in the Bible. Then, challenge them to find as many Scripture
December is a month filled with excitement and anticipation. All of a sudden, there are endless demands for our attention. Seasonal activities and added responsibilities can turn a joyful month into a month of stress if we’re not careful. This stress can easily pour over into our homeschools. Here are five ways to beat
When a homeschooling friend of mine suggested that my sons join her son to participate in National Novel Writing Month a few years ago, I wasn’t sure how to respond. My boys do not read novels for pleasure, and writing assignments have always been met with strong protests. However, since it seemed like a
Even though it is October, we are still trying to settle into the new school year. Sometimes it takes a long time to find the right rhythm, especially if you have introduced new subjects and activities. You can easily get overwhelmed with your daily schedule. To alleviate the stress, it can be helpful to