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November 30, 2019

I've had people discuss with me that they could never homeschool because they wouldn't know how they could play both roles as teacher parent.  It's as if people think that how you interact with your child is set in stone and we can't venture around these set characteri...

November 26, 2019

Maybe your homeschool life is cruising right along and on autopilot.  Perhaps your kids are cleaning their rooms each morning without you asking all before you have even gotten your first cup of coffee.  Then after they have admired their sparkling clean rooms, they ha...

September 9, 2019

How  do you work with your kids to get through a challenge?  Maybe they're struggling with mastering times tables, spelling, or learning how to ride a two wheeler.  As parents, whether you homeschool or not, we are constantly in the ring with our children when they fac...

September 4, 2019

It's that time of year when our traditional school clocks are dinging with the anticipation of another year of learning.  For some of you it may be your first time homeschooling and for others you may have multiple years under your belt.  Whichever category you fall in...

August 4, 2019

 In the past four years I've heard many different variations of this question.  At first I used to get annoyed but now I have to laugh.  By sending your kids to school, does that mean that parents are outsourcing how to learn communication, social cues, emotional iq et...

March 6, 2019

Homeschooling parents unite! This question "Am I Doing Enough?" seems to be the unifying question among homeschooling parents all over the world.  When I was in my first year of homeschooling I would literally wake up in the middle of the night and have waves of panic...

January 30, 2019

Along with the rest of earth's population who has watched at least one episode of Marie Kondo's Netflix sensation about tidying, I can't help but think about how this plays into homeschooling.  I have made lots of homeschool friends and I've seen households as small as...

November 28, 2018

The idea of homeschooling might be invigorating, overwhelming, and maybe frightening to some.  We all know the reasons why we want to homeschool, but when it comes to actually putting together a plan to act, we can get stuck in the sea of overwhelming resources and ide...

October 20, 2018

First things first.  I want to give credit where credit is due.  That's quote from mid 2000 emo band called Juliana Theory.  I often find those words clinking around my head when we are having bad days.  It could be when I feel like my kids want to fight me on anything...

September 29, 2018

I have been growing a lot in the area of empathy.  I believe this is critical if you want to have strong effective relationships.  What does this have to do with homeschooling?  Well, if we create an environment where our kids are allowed to truly feel the emotions the...

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