Sometimes homeschooling is not fun. Like when you’ve been up most of the night with a sick baby. Or when you have serious cabin fever after being stuck inside for days. Or when your to-do list is overwhelming you—again. In the craziness of trying to manage a busy household, sometimes it is tempting to look […]
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.
Just like people in a specialized business or career field, homeschoolers can sometimes have their own special language. For example, there are homeschool terms for styles and for particular tools. If you’re considering homeschooling or haven’t been homeschooling for very long, these terms may still be a mystery to you. Here are some popular homeschool […]
Our 2018 homeschool catalog is off the press and will show up soon in your mailbox. We’re excited about what BJU Press families did to make this year’s catalog more engaging. Back in October, we asked you to photograph your homeschool in action. The results were overwhelming and fun! Here’s just one example. New Distance […]
On paper, your homeschool day is neatly scheduled, but you probably didn’t schedule the following: 9:15 a.m.—Kindergartener throws his pencil down, saying, “I just can’t write the letter s.” 10:22—Fifth grader protests when her little brother wants to join in her science experiment. 1:05—First grader covers his ears defiantly rather than listen to you explain […]
It’s that time of day again. The kids are starting to whine and grumble. They’re getting hungry, and it’s only a matter of time before chaos ensues. You throw open the fridge or pantry, desperately looking for something that you can cook quickly—something that even your picky eaters will like—but it seems you never have […]
You know that an achievement test won’t make or break your children’s education. You know that it doesn’t have to be high-stakes. And you know that the test results can give you valuable insight into how their education is going. But all of that means very little to your kids when they hear that ugly word […]
It wasn’t too difficult of an assignment, really—to speak for fifteen minutes at a homeschool mothers’ Christmas luncheon about what it means to be a homeschool mom. Pretty straightforward, right? Yet despite my best efforts I was once again down to the wire and facing a blank page. “Who am I to offer ‘words of […]