Category Archives: New homeschoolers

It’s a Stressful Year to Homeschool

It’s 2020, and school has started. After six months of the pandemic, we now have terrible fires and intense smoke to worry about too – we hope you are safe! It’s impacting just about everyone in one way or another and it may affect your homeschooling. Homeschooling can be fun. Children often love it, but […]

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

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 just the […]

Finding a California Park Day!

Have you found a local homeschool park day in your community?  If you are a new homeschooler, please consider putting it at the top of your list of things to do. Park day groups come in all forms, and most are free.  Some have formal activities and rules, and others are based on an informal […]

Homeschooling Through a Crisis

The unexpected in your life can be messy, terrifying, tragic, distracting, time consuming, or joyous. It doesn’t matter the reason, it throws you off your plan. If your child is in school, life is expected to go on without even an acknowledgement of the stress your family is enduring (and remember even good news can […]

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 […]