Homeschooling is awesome for a lot of reasons, but one of my favorite reasons is the complete control that I have over our schedule. If a friend wants to go running with us in the morning, no problem. Homeschooling can wait a couple hours. A beautiful day and we want to go to our local botanical gardens. No problem. We pack a lunch, a few notebooks, and a field guide and head out on a field trip. There are many homeschool field trips that can be taken. Homeschoolers can learn anywhere!Keep Reading
When my parents started homeschooling, there weren’t a lot of books on homeschooling available. Most families were still trying to figure it out. But we’re living in a very different time. Homeschooling is growing in popularity. We don’t have to grope around in the dark, wondering if we are doing it right. We have the privilege of learning from veteran homeschoolers who have written excellent books on homeschooling. These authors have shared wisdom about all kinds of issues that homeschoolers face—teaching multiple children, balancing homeschooling and housekeeping, overcoming discouragement, and more. These authors know our struggles. They understand that homeschooling is hard. These authors have also tasted the reward of homeschooling and know it is sweet. They have written books on homeschooling to help and encourage us in our own homeschool journeys.
If you are looking to add some books on homeschooling to your home library or are looking for a gift to encourage a homeschool mom, here are 10 of the best books on homeschooling that I’ve found. I don’t always agree with the author completely, and you may not either. But there are helpful parts to each one of these books that I think make them worth reading.Keep Reading
I have taught second-grade to three of my children so far. Homeschooling second grade is a lot of fun. I can still remember some of the stories we read together in reading, the hands-on activities we did in science, and the shape poems we wrote in English. My daughters loved homeschooling, and so did I! Our homeschool curriculum played a huge part in creating a positive homeschool experience for my daughters. In this post, I’ve included tips to help you find the best second-grade homeschool curriculum for your family.Keep Reading
My family enjoys traveling to visit historic sites. We’ve had opportunities to visit places like Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown, King’s Mountain, Cowpens, Petersburg, Fredericksburg, Charles Towne Landing, and Patriot’s Point. Sometimes, while visiting one of these places, I think to myself, “Wouldn’t it be cool if we could do this all the time?” Although my family has not had the opportunity to travel the country full-time, many families do just that. Homeschooling on the road is becoming a popular form of homeschool. If you are curious about the roadschooling lifestyle or are thinking about trying it, read on for helpful information and tips.Keep Reading
One of my daughters will be entering first grade in a few months, and she is so excited. First graders like her are a unique bunch. They are starting to identify with the “big kids,” but they are still little. They still want to play and explore and move around—and they need to! We want their homeschool experience to be the best it can be. We want them to learn to love learning. In this post, I’ve included some tips to help you find the best first-grade homeschool curriculum for your homeschool.Keep reading