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

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

Why You Should Attend a Homeschool Convention

It’s convention season! There are homeschool conventions all across the country at this time of year. And I have to admit that I’ve attended more than my fair share of conventions. I’ve attended conventions in a total of six different states. I love me a homeschool convention! So whether you’ve never attended a convention orRead more

How Homeschooling Is Taking Over My House

I have my dream homeschool room. I seriously love it! It’s practically perfect. If you’d like a tour, see this post…… However, in the last two years, I’ve found that homeschooling is taking over my entire house. Homeschooling spills out into every room in my 3-story house. It’s making my little organized self a tinyRead more