Building Your Academic Calendar for Homeschooling

One of the benefits of the homeschool life is that you get to set the calendar! Here’s how to build an academic calendar for homeschooling. I’ll confess, one of my favorite parts of homeschooling is that no one else tells me where I have to be and when. While I’m a stickler for doing real […]

Knowing the Homeschool Laws in Your State

Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, but each state has its own homeschool laws. If you’re going to teach your children at home, you need to be aware of these homeschool laws. I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. Nothing in this post can be construed as formal legal […]

Getting Started in Home Schooling: Selecting Teaching Resources

There’s so much to choose from when it comes to teaching resources for homeschool. Consider these tips for choosing curriculum. In my younger, pre-kid days, my idea of summer fun was lying in the sun with a good book, taking breaks only to dip in the pool or to grab a bite to eat. My lounge […]

Organizing Homeschool Books

Get your home school ready for fall by organizing homeschool books now. Avoid overbuying or falling behind by knowing where everything is. Every once in awhile, I’ll buy a book that I already own. Usually it’s a book that I’ve been meaning to read and haven’t gotten to and yes, every once in awhile it’s a school book. […]

Getting Started in Homeschooling: Educational Philosophy

As you embark on teaching your kids at home, consider your homeschooling educational philosophy which will shape your curriculum and your school. Homeschooling has been one of the richest experiences in my “life as MOM.” While I am not one to say that everyone should do it, I’m confident in saying that everyone can do […]

Getting Started in Homeschooling: Deciding to Go for It

Are you thinking about homeschooling? Wondering if it’s the right thing for your family? Here are some thoughts to help you decide if you should go for it. Years ago, 2011 to be exact, Kelley wrote in, asking about homeschooling and how to get started. I thought it might be good to answer her letter […]

Homeschool Assignment Binders

I’m keeping track of this year’s lesson plans and completed work with a homeschool assignment binder. It’s how I was able to plan the whole year at once.

Homeschool Curriculum for Grades 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10

Our homeschool curriculum for the year has some old favorites as well as some new items that I’m testing out as I teach 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, and 10th grades.