This is not the story of why we started homeschooling. You can read that here if you’re interested. Rather, these are the steps we took to actually begin our homeschooling journey, one of the best choices we’ve ever made as a family. I hope this is helpful to anyone considering homeschooling. Here is a little background… Continue reading How We Started Homeschooling in 5 Steps
The morning sky is milky white and there is only a scattering left of snow on the wet ground, for now. My oldest daughter’s car is missing from the driveway, indicating she is in her morning class at her university. Usually my boys are awake and going by now (8:30am), but all is quiet in the… Continue reading Our Homechool Day in the Life with a 14-year old
This is the story of how we started homeschooling. I’ll try to keep it short and sweet. This is one of my 52 Stories. I stood in the front office of an unfamiliar elementary/middle school, shaking my head in disbelief as my husband’s request to speak with the vice principal was coolly denied. I tenderly took my… Continue reading Our Homeschool Story
As a homeschooling mom, I’ve noticed how often homeschooling gets a bad rap. I’ve been homeschooling for seven years now and for seven years, I’ve heard expressions of concern, disapproval, and my personal favorite, homeschool failure stories, from neighbors, friends, extended family, church members and strangers. I’ve found that most of the time, if someone… Continue reading If You Think About It, All Parents Homeschool
Last week, Marcus and I started our state history study unit. It’s a unit I’m putting together myself. I thought I’d share our progress here on my blog. Today I wanted to share the resources we are utilizing… Of course we need a map! I purchased this one from Amazon, framed it and hung it on our dining room… Continue reading Our State History Unit (Resources)
We often hear how homeschooling benefits the child, as well as improving the quality of family life and family relationships.
But did you know that homeschooling can benefit the parent who is directly involved in the homeschooling process? That is how it has been for me ever since I embarked on this journey seven-plus years ago. While I could make a lengthy list of ways homeschooling has blessed me as a mom, today I wish to focus on three blessings I did not anticipate. So, without further ado…