8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

How did I get here? I have a teenager who is about to enter high school – in fact, she’s already working on some high school credits. We’ve been talking about college and testing and life plans. WHAT? It’s a little bit crazy. As I’ve planned this school year, I’ve felt overwhelmed with thoughts ofRead more

Female Heroes of the Revolution Book List

As Independence Day approaches, I wanted to honor some of the revolutionary women who helped shape our nation and changed the course of history. This is a celebration of the many women who played a role in the birth of our nation. They Called Her Molly Pitcher Founding Mothers Independent Dames Sybil Ludington: Revolutionary WarRead 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

A List of Homeschool Curriculum

Help! I want to homeschool, but I don’t know where to start! I’m overwhelmed! How many times have I heard these statements from homeschoolers? I can’t even begin to count. As a matter of fact, when I first got started on my own homeschool journey, I felt the same way. So, if you’re new toRead more

How to Start Homeschooling

So, you want to homeschool? It’s ok. You can do it. There are so many resources to help you get started. So, where exactly should you start?? Let me give you a quick start guide to get you on the road to homeschool success. Step 1: Find your local or state homeschool organization. There areRead more

Virtual School vs. Homeschooling

Sometimes it’s not really homeschooling. We need to stop and back up for a moment. The face of homeschooling has changed over the years. But at the core, homeschooling is still the same – it’s parents taking charge of their children’s education and paving a new road for their children’s futures. Homeschooling is not justRead more