Grammar for Writers Review

Raise your hand if your child loves grammar! Please note that my hand is not raised. How can I, someone who loves grammar, have a houseful of kids who dread the very thought of doing grammar lessons? Well, I’ve discovered a new grammar curriculum that takes a lot of the pain and whining right outRead more

Review of Introduction to Logic

One of the favorite subjects in our homeschool is logic. From the time my kids are in Kindergarten, we do fun logic workbooks together. Then, once they reach middle school, we begin studying informal logic. It’s important that I find a logic program written from a Christian worldview. So I was thrilled when Master BooksRead 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

Memoria Press Latin

Yes I teach Latin in my homeschool! Or more accurately, I learn Latin alongside my children in our homeschool. Why do we learn Latin? It increases vocabulary. It is a great exercise in logical thinking. It makes learning other languages (especially the Romance languages) easier. It helps with understanding English grammar. For several years IRead 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