Choosing Your School Year Schedule

One of the most difficult tasks to accomplish with homeschooling is planning your schedule. We sit down a month or so before we are ready to begin school and we outline everything we want to accompli...

Combine and Conquer

People often wonder how I cover every subject on every level with each and every child. When you stop to think about it, it does become a bit overwhelming. I have found something over my years of hom...

Homeschool Perk #7

I have been writing a on a continuing theme here the last few months, with the emphasis being on the many perks of homeschooling. In fact, I decided it might be fun to write on this theme in a “...

6 (okay, 7!) Homeschooling Must-Haves

6-7. A decent pencil and pencil sharpener. Okay, I know that’s technically two things. But they go hand in hand. How many minutes, over how many days, over the lifetime of your child’s home education...

Back to the ol’ drawing board

After the Christmas decorations are packed and stored, the old year over, the New Year holiday a memory, it becomes that time of year again…the time that I dread….BACK TO SCHOOL! For thos...

Planning for Independence

When I began homeschooling, I followed my nature and planned. I didn’t write separate notebooks for each child, but I planned for me. As an aside, I have my own self-developed planner now which I inc...