Why You Should Have a Morning Time in Your Homeschool

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

3 Ways to Sabotage Your Homeschool

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

Why I Stopped Following the Well-Trained Mind

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 dove inRead more

Help! I’m Homeschooling a Middle Schooler

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

Skipping Middle School in Your Homeschool

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. After all,Read more

A Homeschool Trimester Plan – Homeschooling Year-Round

How do you schedule a homeschool year, especially if you’re schooling multiple ages and grade levels? I don’t have the answer, despite having 5 children in school with 2 younger ones underfoot. I have not found the magic answer to effectively scheduling a homeschool year. In fact, each year our schedule is adjusted and tweakedRead more