If you’re like me, you have a hard time keeping up with all the new buzzwords in education. When you hear about STEM, it’s usually being talked about as if it’s a subject all its own—one more thing you need to worry about teaching your kids. The reality is that you’re probably already teaching it, […]
You know that organization is the key to a smooth homeschool day. We share tips on planning your time and lessons as well as advice from other homeschool parents. There are also highlights from our Distance Learning daily video-lesson program, which is designed to simplify your homeschool.
The race is on! You can see it in their frantic pace as people rush through stores, barrel down the roads, dash to appointments, and “eat and run.” It’s a race to finish everything in as little time as possible, and if you’re not going at breakneck speed, you’ll lose. And we homeschool mothers often […]
Before the year is out, my third-grade daughter will complete approximately 288 separate math pages (front and back) plus more than 180 pages for reading. That’s a lot of paper! And there’s more—spelling, handwriting, Bible, science, heritage studies, and English all have worktexts or activity manuals too. My daughter’s days are filled with papers. Those […]
The idea of our kids using the internet on their own can be scary for many of us parents. Part of being a parent (and a big part of why we homeschool) is to protect them from harmful influences. There’s plenty of objectionable content on the web, but the internet itself isn’t inherently bad. Like […]
I’m about ready to dive into my second year of homeschooling. Last summer I spent a lot of time reading homeschooling books, poring over homeschool magazines, and listening to homeschool workshops in hopes of discovering the secret of homeschooling success. All of that “research” resulted in one very important lesson—homeschooling is an intensely personal experience. […]
As a parent, you recognize your children’s need for exercise. Young kids seem to have boundless energy, and when it’s pent up for too long, they have more trouble focusing on their homeschool work. However, as children get older, finding interesting ways to exercise can become more difficult. Many different forms of entertainment pull your […]
When I was about nine years old, my dad decided to take me to a local Civil War reenactment. I’m from a small town that’s famous for having one of the best reenactments around, drawing thousands of people every year. I loved history and had studied the Civil War, so my excitement for this trip rivaled that […]