Our Homeschool Curriculum Picks for 2017

Probably the question I get asked most often is “What homeschool curriculum do you use?” I have to admit, I find it amusing because I think I get asked this question from people who don’t homeschool just as often than those who do. Regardless who is asking, it’s a question that stops me in my […]

What I Learned at my First Homeschool Convention

I can’t believe it’s been a week since I was at the Teach Them Diligently Convention in Sandusky. What a huge blessing it was! I got to connect with some amazing people – fellow homeschoolers, fellow homeschool bloggers, amazing speakers, vendors, and the amazing organizers. How amazingly refreshing to attend a convention that not only […]

Tips for Homeschool Parents

Today is the last day of the 5 Days of Tips for Homeschool Parents. I was only able to share a few tips during the blog hop as I was a little busier than expected because my son was injured on Easter. I shared tips for homeschooling through challenges such as tips for homeschooling when […]

Homeschooling Through Stress and Fatigue

Fatigue and stress. Two unwelcome words that can wreak havoc on our day. Many times they can go hand-in-hand because excess stress can affect how we sleep. Sometimes they are completely independent. Regardless, homeschooling through stress and fatigue can be a big hindrance. Over the past couple of days I’ve been sharing tips for homeschooling […]

Homeschooling When a Child is Ill or Injured

As a mom homeschooling special needs children as well as homeschooling with a chronic condition, we definitely experience regular challenges. ALL homeschool families experience challenges, though, and homeschooling when a child is ill or injured is definitely no exception! For the next 4 days I will be sharing tips for homeschooling through challenges as part […]

58 Homeschool Blogs to Read

When I shared our favorite homeschool curriculum from 2015 I mentioned that I will be starting my fourth year with the Schoolhouse Review Crew. We’ll be starting our 5th year of homeschooling probably next week. We homeschool by calendar year, so our year begins in January. It has been a huge blessing for our family […]

Tips for Homeschooling During a Move

Moving a family of 5 is no small feat. We have moved many times, but this was, by far, the most stressful! Moving and homeschooling can be a tricky combination! How do you keep up with homeschooling when your stuff is in boxes and you’re spending so much time packing and unpacking? It’s definitely not […]

Learn to Draw a Cat {Drawing Tutorial}

As a homeschooling mom, I have to teach a lot of subjects. The good news is, I don’t have to be an expert at all of them. I am always thrilled to find resources to help me teach my children things I may not be able to teach them myself. When it comes to drawing, […]

Keeping Young Children on Task (Part 2)

Yesterday I shared ideas for staying on task for those that are homeschooling young children, and I’m going to continue that theme throughout the week. Today is actually Part 2 of Keeping Young Children on Task! Yesterday I shared a Rewards Method we use for keeping our children on task. Not only am I homeschooling […]

Keeping Young Children on Task (Part 1)

With the new school year around the corner (at least for many homeschoolers – our family actually homeschools by the calendar year versus the “traditional” school year), homeschooling parents are starting to plan for the upcoming year. This week, 50 members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew will be sharing a variety of homeschooling topics to […]

My Challenge with Teaching Reading/Phonics

Something that holds some people back from homeschooling is the fear that because they aren’t “good at” specific subjects they won’t be able to teach them. With all the resources and tools available, though, you really don’t HAVE to be “good at” every subject you teach! In fact, there are many opportunities for us to […]

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