Author Archives: Karen Taylor

When Your Homeschooling is Questioned

“I’m bombarded with questions I don’t feel are appropriate to answer and I would never ask someone with a child in public school. But they feel it’s totally okay to ask me, leaving awkward conversations for myself, my family and my child.” A homeshooling mom recently asked us this question. Her problem is one that […]

It’s a Stressful Year to Homeschool

Update: This was written during the Pandemic, during a shared, worldwide crisis. The encouragement here will continue to apply at any time when something unexpected happens in your life. Take care of your crisis. Your kids will be ok. It’s 2020, and school has started. After six months of the pandemic, we now have terrible […]

Easy Steps to Filing a Private School Affidavit (PSA) and Establishing Your Own Private School!

Updated 9/26/2022 Filing a PSA is a great option for many, and it may be right for you. It was for me. As you begin, I suggest a word of caution about social media comments that may recommend filing a PSA “because it’s so easy.” Yes, the PSA is a free document, but filing is […]

What You Need to Know about Preschool, TK, and Kindergarten

Did you know that Kindergarten is not required by law? In California, compulsory education begins the year a child is 6 by September 1st.  If you want to homeschool for the preschool – kindergarten years, you can! Your child’s learning time (whenever they are awake!) is too valuable to be wasting it with schoolish assignments, […]

Unpreschooling Experiences

It’s back to school time. If you are not taking your child to preschool, what are you doing? There are probably some people asking you that and wondering how your child will ever be ready for school in the future! A successful home unpreschool doesn’t need to look like the local drop-off preschool. It can […]