I used to review curriculum, now I create it

My Top 8 Homeschool Mistakes

So you have decided to homeschool… what? I will never forget the pressure of that first day. All of the traditional school students were heading off to the bus stop and we were at home…. all the pressure of my children’s education in my hands. What seemed like an impossible and overwhelming task at that […]

Why a Former Teacher Chose to Homeschool

I am always fascinated when I hear about teachers choosing to homeschool their children. In my opinion, there is no better testimony to the benefits of homeschooling than that. So when I heard that my friend, Kristin, was a former teacher and in the throes of her first year, I had to interview her and […]

10 Things I’ve Learned After Homeschooling for 17 Years

Seventeen Years. Wow, has it really been that long?  Let’s be honest. I had no idea what I was getting myself into.  If I could go back and impart some pearls of wisdom to my young, naïve self, I would tell her to relax and enjoy. So, to all of you new homeschool moms, and veteran […]

50 Reasons People Choose to Homeschool

As I walk around with my little (or large) family, the question inevitably comes up: “Why aren’t you in school?” My kids always look to me, as if they are looking for permission (though I am convinced that to the well-meaning individual it looks like they are unsure why they aren’t in school) at which […]

When Your Curriculum Isn’t Working…

Curriculum problems are a real thing. The kind of thing that drives you batty and makes you want to give up homeschooling all together. If you curriculum isn’t working then likely your kids aren’t enjoying homeschooling, you aren’t enjoying homeschooling and it may all stem from one simple change. Before we even begin today’s episode, […]

Why We are Using the Good and the Beautiful

*Update: after consideration and reflection and prayer, I have decided to not continue with The Good and the Beautiful for our family. There has been a lot of personal attacks directed at me over this decision and the reasons behind this decision. I will leave this post up to help give a review of the […]

10 Things Only a Homeschooler Understands

What’s the deal with pajamas? Or the fact that we only dress up if we are going somewhere? What about our addiction to school supplies or how hard we are on ourselves? In this episode I talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to homeschool life. I’ll share a few […]

5 Realities of a Modern Day Christian Homeschooler

When I was homeschooled, you could pretty much assume that any other homeschooler was a Christian family–it just went along with the territory. However in the past 25 years things look drastically different than they once did. With a large movement of secular homeschoolers joining the ranks (yay!), it can be difficult to find your […]

Homeschool Spelling (Sans Tears)

Let me paint a homeschool scenario you might be familiar with: you are sitting around the table going over your spelling list with your child. You watched them make several mistakes so you are having them rewrite those words multiple times. They are overwhelmed, emotional, and crying as they scribble on their paper giving you […]

I used to review curriculum, now I create it!