We were recently driving in the car talking about what was on the dinner menu for that evening. Our oldest daughter gets so upset with her brother when he calls his carrots, … [Read more...] about What Does Homeschooling Have to Do with Salad?
So often homeschool moms find themselves entangled in the great debate, the Super Bowl of homeschooling, the 2000 elections of home education. The topic? Their daily … [Read more...] about What Kind of Mom Are You?
The past couple of weeks have been a little bit crazy at my house! I’m the kind of person who likes to have a plan and likes to stick to that plan if possible. It’s hard for … [Read more...] about Being Flexible
Google "Skilled Labor Shortage" and you will read article after article about how difficult it is for employers in the mining, manufacturing, farming, construction, oil, gas … [Read more...] about Educating for Worldchange
As concerned, intelligent home educators, we all put a lot of time and effort into choosing the tools and supplements we feel will best enable us to teach our children. We … [Read more...] about How to Bake a Homeschool ~ A Recipe for Success
I sat in the kitchen in disbelief. How many times had I already explained certain concepts? Over and over and over. And still, the problem was answered wrong. Frustration … [Read more...] about Heart Teaching
Confession: After many years of home schooling, I still am insecure about my teaching. Which is why I have stuck with curriculum sets that include teacher's guides and … [Read more...] about Interest-Led Learning Is Not Our Style–Or Is It?
Family traditions. Every family has them. Whether you have one or one hundred, some sort of “tradition” has seemed to wiggle its way into every family I know. Your traditions … [Read more...] about Family Traditions and Homeschooling
All kids are different. All it takes is to observe a group of children at the park, a playgroup, etc. to know this. As parents, we know that some children do things … [Read more...] about Teaching Kids with Fidgets and Wiggles
My family just loves it when I say I'd like to get a family photo. They love it. Or really not very much at all. Taking family photos can be a ridiculous event … [Read more...] about Beautifully Picturesque
Have you been thinking about going back to school in the new year? What happens to your homeschool if Mom is suddenly teacher AND student? By choice, I am a homeschooler. By … [Read more...] about Homeschooling When You Are Teacher and Student
When I think about families that homeschooled 20 - 25 years ago without access to the Internet and all the vast resources we now use, I could make myself break into a cold … [Read more...] about What Really Matters