Exodus for the Homeschool Heart

Exodus for the Homeschool Heart

The book of Exodus has been showing up a lot for me recently.  Between my personal Bible study, sermons I’ve heard, books I’m reading, and discussions with my husband, I can’t seem to get Exodus and the children of Israel off of my mind. All of my time in Exodus[Read more]

Personal Growth as a Homeschool Mom

Making Time for Personal Growth as a Homeschool Mom

Let’s face it, being a homeschool mom pretty much guarantees a full life.  Even so, in order to encourage our kids to pursue a lifetime of learning, homeschooling parents have to be diligent about making time for personal growth. What does that personal growth look like when lessons need to be planned[Read more]

Homeschool Regrets: What I’d Go Back and Change

When I look back on our journey, I’m happy to say I don’t have many homeschool regrets.  In fact, I’ve only got one thing I’d go back and change if I had the power to do so. The problem is that the one thing is significant and it’s something that[Read more]

10 Best Tips for New Homeschoolers

Tips for New Homeschoolers

When we began preparing to homeschool in 2009, I didn’t personally know any homeschool families and the internet wasn’t chock-full of information on home education at that point.  We did the best we could at the time, but we were on our own in many ways. I’ve been thinking about what kind of[Read more]

Will You Send Them to High School & Other Homeschool Questions I’m Asked

Are you going to send them to high school? ... and other homeschool questions I'm often asked

I’ve found myself listening to opinions about home education, advocating it, and answering homeschool questions in some of the most unexpected places and times since we began homeschooling in 2009. From family and friends to acquaintances to complete strangers, people have plenty of concerns and questions about homeschooling.  Some of those[Read more]

The Best Way to End a Homeschool Day

The Best Way to End a Homeschool Day

I love homeschooling and count myself blessed to have this calling on my life, but there’s no denying that homeschooling puts significant demands on me and my time.  And, due to its very nature, homeschool can be all-consuming for me and my family — if I let it.  After seven years of[Read more]