Personal Wellness and Homeschooling

Homeschooling can be all-consuming. It’s easy to become obsessive about planning, looking into new, exciting curriculums and enjoying this new-found freedom. When I started homeschooling, my girlfriends and I would bounce ideas off each other, talk about our schedules, what was working/not working, the beauty of learning at home, giving our kids a wild andContinue reading “Personal Wellness and Homeschooling”

10 MORE Reasons Why Homeschooling Can Be SO GOOD For Kids

In a recent article in HSLDA magazine, the author listed two crucial attitudes new homeschoolers need to have in order to “make it”. They need to believe  “We really can pull this off!” and 2. “Homeschooling is good for our children.” If you’d like to read more about these topics, check out my posts ToContinue reading “10 MORE Reasons Why Homeschooling Can Be SO GOOD For Kids”

10 Reasons Why Homeschooling Can Be SO GOOD For Kids

What does it take to make it in homeschooling? What’s necessary to make it work for the long haul? Homeschooling is an endeavor that is not for the faint of heart! In my opinion, to make it for any period of time longer than a year, you have to be confident and you have toContinue reading “10 Reasons Why Homeschooling Can Be SO GOOD For Kids”

Teaching a Child to Read Part 2: Reading Practice

If you read my last post, I wrote about the two necessary habits that must happen every day with your child for them to become a successful reader. You should read to your child- A LOT. Your child should practice reading 15 minutes a day. In my last post, I elaborated on the first pointContinue reading “Teaching a Child to Read Part 2: Reading Practice”

Meet Rebekah

Meet my friend Rebekah! Rebekah and Greg live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Greg is an optometrist. Rebekah stays home with their kids. She has also started the non-profit fair trade company Havyn International which supports artisans and farmers in developing countries who are socially and economically marginalized. They have five children and have been homeschooling forContinue reading “Meet Rebekah”

Considering pulling your kids out for a year? Here are some tips from homeschool moms.

This school year many parents are homeschooling, not by choice, but as an only option. If you are one of these parents and you are looking for practical help this year, I encourage you, along with the direction you are probably already getting from your child’s school or teacher, to seek out other homeschool momsContinue reading “Considering pulling your kids out for a year? Here are some tips from homeschool moms.”