5 Character Qualities Needed for College Success

My husband is a college professor. And he’s shared so many stories of student successes and also of failures with me. (Be sure to go back and read this story about college failure.) Through his experience guiding students, he made a list of the top 5 things he wishes all students knew before attending college.Read more

The Number 1 Way to Help Your Kids Succeed in College

Last week I shared a little bit about my husband’s co-worker. She had shared the story of her son’s college experience with my husband. You can read the story and my college professor hubby’s advice right here Her son lasted one semester at college before he flunked out and returned back home to live withRead more

5 Things a College Professor Wishes Students Knew Before College

“He failed out of college.” This was the conversation starter when my husband came home from work one evening. He was referring to the son of a co-worker who was in his first year of college at a local university. I remember the excitement of this co-worker as she prepared her son for starting collegeRead more

The Best Tip for Homeschooling a Teen

I am homeschooling a teenager. I’m not quite sure how this happened. I still remember the days of play-doh and fingerpainting. Almost overnight these activities have been replaced with algebra and composition. When I first began homeschooling, I could not even fathom the high school years. They seemed so far-off and overwhelming. Fast forward andRead more

How to Combine Learners in Your Homeschool

I’m a mama of many. With 7 kids in our household, homeschooling can be well…complicated. On any given day I’m teaching 5 school-aged children and switching between the various subjects and grade levels. This makes me just a little bit crazy. By the end of the day I don’t have a single brain cell left.Read more

How to Plan Your Homeschool Year

How can you plan for your homeschool year? The answer is not with colorful planners and naïve optimism. The traditional planning methods used in public schools simply don’t work well in the homeschool environment. They have to stick to the lesson plan and have a school calendar set years in advance. We enjoy such wonderfulRead more

Resources for a Homeschool Morning Basket

I’ve only recently been able to have a consistent morning time with my kids during our homeschool day. For years, I tried unsuccessfully to implement a group school time. And finally this school year, we were successful. Now, our morning time is our favorite part of our homeschool day. I shared some tips about beingRead more