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
Can everyone just stop asking questions, please? I have said this on more than one occasion in my house. Everyone has a question for mom – the one who holds all knowledge and the answers to all things. Also known as me. But I don’t have all the answers. I’ve got nothing. I’m just tired.Read 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
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
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
The only way I’ve found to manage the chaos surrounding me is to have a daily schedule.
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.
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
My little 1st grader just completed her K year during which we moved very slowly and even completed some parts of the curriculum twice. She was only on the cusp of being ready for K work. Throughout the year, she really grew in confidence and maturity. She slowly caught on to concepts in math andRead more
I’m teaching 3rd grade for the 4th time. And this year, I’ve revamped my plan to try several new things, because I really need something new in our schedule. I’m changing up our language arts, science, and history. I think we’re going to have a great year with some new curriculum choices. My 3rd graderRead more