I’ve been homeschooling officially for 8 years now. Does that make me a veteran? I’m not quite sure I’ve reached that status. I’m by no means an expert. But I’ve made a lot of mistakes. Ouch! So many mistakes! Thankfully, I’ve learned from those mistakes, adapted, made changes, and continued to press forward in ourRead more
Only in the last school year have we added morning time to our daily routine. Now I regret not making morning time a priority sooner. Morning time has been such a wonderful time of learning together, and no, it’s not all about the academics. Morning time is more about building character and fostering relationships. MyRead more
Last week I debunked 4 surprisingly common homeschool myths. Today we’re going to tackle 3 more myths that cripple many homeschool parents. These strike fear into a homeschool mom’s heart and leave her feeling inadequate. These 3 myths are often the reason that homeschooling families throw in the towel and quit. Have you ever hadRead more
All homeschool moms, the potential homeschooler, the new homeschooler, and the seasoned homeschooler, all face down those fears that creep into their journey.
Let’s tackle a few of the most common myths and combat them with a little truth.
Homeschooling is a little bit like a marriage. It’s a huge commitment. Sure, you could always jump ship and send your kids to a school. But for many homeschoolers, that’s not an option. We’re here for the long-haul. We’ve been called to homeschool and we’re committed. And I do think that’s one of the firstRead more
Every year that I have a child in the 4th grade, I want to throw in the towel. Nothing makes me want to quit homeschooling quite like having a 4th grade student in my homeschool.
The first homeschool book I read was The Well-Trained Mind. I loved the premise of the classical education, the history cycle, and the wonderful books. The method seemed like the perfect mix of reading, narrating, outlining, and writing. I was sold! I scoured the book and the forums for curriculum advice, and I doveRead more
We’ve reached a new milestone. I have a middle schooler. I’ve always feared homeschooling high school, and now that it looms in the near future, I’m more than terrified. However, I think I should have been more terrified of homeschooling middle school. Wow, this has been an interesting ride! Of course, it isn’t allRead more
Is middle school really necessary? If a child is ready for more of a challenge, can you catapult over the middle school curriculum and reach straight for the high school levels? A few years ago, I attended a webinar all about skipping the middle school academics and heading straight for high school credits. AfterRead more
Are you a Charlotte Mason devotee? If so, I’m going to apologize now. But I’m about to make a case for why your child should read some twaddle. But first, what is twaddle for those who are new to the Charlotte Mason education principles? Twaddle is a word that can be difficult to define. IRead more