Category Archives: Homeschooling

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 […]

A Step-by-Step Plan for Teaching Civics!

When should you teach civics?  For public school teens, it may be a semester course in their senior year. They’re almost voting age, so that makes sense. But what about homeschoolers? It often happens when there is interest in learning more.  Perhaps it’s a legislative bill that a teen is interested in.  Or an election. […]

Homeschool Field Trips

In addition to reading a chapter book to your child, finding a park day, and baking a double batch of cookies or pizza (for some math fun), a great way to start your homeschooling year is by participating in a field trip with other homeschoolers!  You’ll have both socialization and education worries checked off in […]

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 […]