Posts in category Homeschooling Through High School

Tips for Choosing Curriculum to Fit Your Family

For many families, school is done for this year and the summer is in full-force. It feels so good to wrap up a school year, doesn’t it? And I love the summer months, such a great time to enjoy the outdoors and family time. It’s also the perfect time to do some unhurried research and […]

12 Amazing Benefits of Teaching With Games

12 Amazing Benefits of Teaching With Games

Over the years that we homeschooled, we played a lot of educational games to help our children learn. Phonics games, math games, geography games, strategy games, you name it, we probably played it! Our children really enjoyed learning through games! Even now that our children are adults, when we get together as a family, we […]

Help! I’m Homeschooling a Tween!

Help! I’m Homeschooling a Tween!

I remember a time back when one of our sons was around age 11-12, when he would spend his usual hour working on math, but would only finish 2-3 problems because he was daydreaming so much. He just couldn’t seem to stay focused! Then when our daughter was around that same age, she seemed to […]

12 Incredible Benefits of Homeschooling

12 Incredible Benefits of Homeschooling

Are you approaching the years when your child will enter elementary school and trying to decide how you want to educate them? Or are you frustrated with your child’s current educational situation and considering making a change? Or are you already homeschooling your children, and you have extended family members or friends who are skeptical? […]

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 […]