Category Archives: Unschooling

Homeschool Advice from “Experts” and Others!

If you’re new to homeschooling, you are probably eagerly soaking up all the information you can. There are authors, conference speakers, websites, and homeschool catalogs, all seeking your attention. It can be overwhelming. I’ve seen homeschoolers stressed almost to tears at conferences because they went to one session and loved the new idea presented and […]

Taking it One Day at a Time: Why you may not need to know what you’ll do tomorrow.

Almost all new homeschoolers worry about what they are going to teach their child. Why only yesterday they were deciding to homeschool and today it’s overwhelming since they don’t have their curriculum yet! Eventually, they’ll figure it out. But for now, they are in panic mode. It’s going to be ok. Here’s how it can […]

“We’re Homeschooling” – breaking the news to your family!

Most parents, even if they are quite committed to the idea of homeschooling, have a few insecurities as the moment arrives to make that final decision and begin homeschooling. The school has an enrollment deadline, and you let it pass. The school bus goes by that first day, and your child is not on it. […]

My Homeschool Lesson

I vividly recall the day – no the moment – that my son taught me how to homeschool. He was five, and it was our first official year homeschooling, and although he was continuing to stay home with me as he always had, it felt different. I regularly vacillated between being overly concerned, and reasonably […]

The Importance of Homeschooling Support

It doesn’t matter if a homeschooler is single or married, it’s a good idea to avoid homeschooling solo. The primary homeschooler (often the mom, but not always) will benefit from having a partner who can occasionally help teach, bounce ideas, and just take some of the load off to prevent burnout. Your homeschool support might […]