Posts in category Homeschooling Through High School

10 Tips for a Great Start to Your School Year:

This is such an exciting time of year! All those new school books have arrived in the mail, and you’re thinking through how to use them.  (Okay, so it’s also a little overwhelming, I know…) But even the kids are starting to look forward to starting homeschooling again as they look at their books! Most […]

Language Arts in the Middle School and High School Years

“I’m not sure what to do for language arts this year!” or “I don’t know what to cover for language arts in the middle school and high school years.” These are common statements that I hear from homeschool parents! I think that’s because language arts has so many different facets to it, it can feel […]

4 Homeschool Pitfalls to Avoid

As we began homeschooling, I remember thinking that I needed to do things right! I wanted our kids to have the best education possible. I bought little metal desks for the two oldest kids (ages 6 & 4) to do their school work in.  I bought all the workbooks and the teacher’s guides and we […]

Great Educational Gifts: BOOKS!

(This post contains affiliate links) Last week I shared some fun, educational games that you could get your children for Christmas.  Check out the post “Great Educational Gifts: GAMES!” if you missed it. This week I want to give you some suggestions for books that would be wonderful Christmas gifts! Of course, we all know it’s […]

Organizing your Homeschool Life

Organizing your Homeschool Life

As homeschoolers, we have a lot more “stuff” to organize and store. Books, resources, art and science projects, supplies for various activities and regular school supplies as well.   Plus we need to organize our homeschool days and plan for what we’ll be doing each day.  There’s a lot to remember, so we need to […]

8 Ideas for Keeping Toddlers Busy While Homeschooling

8 Ideas for Keeping Toddlers Busy While Homeschooling

Homeschooling several children of multiple ages can be challenging in itself, but homeschooling while you have a toddler running around can often seem overwhelming! When we first started homeschooling, our kids were ages 7, 5, 3, and 1; life was busy, to say the least! Looking back, I think that the two littlest ones were […]

Purity: Restoring a Lost Virtue

Purity: Restoring a Lost Virtue

Our children today are growing up in a culture where sexual promiscuity and “doing whatever feels good” are toted as the norm, and even considered acceptable by some Christians. But God calls us to live lives of purity and moral righteousness. Christianity is counter-culture to the way many people are choosing to live today. Young […]

12 Ideas for Raising Responsible Children

12 Ideas for Raising Responsible Children

(4th in a series on Building Godly Character in Our Kids) Recently I was visiting a friend, and was pleased to see her children helping her with emptying the dishwasher, cleaning up lunch and generally helping her with the chores around the house.  These children were between the ages of 2-8!  And they did it with […]

16 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Wrapping up the School Year

16 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Wrapping up the School Year

Woohoo!  You finished another year of homeschooling! It’s such a good feeling to complete the year and look forward to summer! Time to celebrate!  Pat yourself on the back and give yourself some time to just relax and enjoy some time off! You earned it! Wait! One more thing, before it gets too far past […]

10 Ways to Avoid the “Supermom” Syndrome

10 Ways to Avoid the “Supermom” Syndrome

Do you feel ever feel overwhelmed with all the responsibilities you have in a given day?Are there just not enough hours in the day to get everything done? Do you fall into bed exhausted and wake up feeling like you just need another hour of sleep? I think most moms feel this way at various points […]