Homeschooling

When to Change Homeschool Curriculum, and When to Push Through

When to Change Homeschool Curriculum, and When to Push Through

You bought that shiny curriculum because your research on it (and the knowledge of how your kids think) told you it would be perfect. You bought that curriculum because your kids said it sounded good. Because you thought it sounded good. Because your friend uses it […]

Want Independent Homeschoolers? Teach Them These Two Things

Want Independent Homeschoolers? Teach Them These Two Things

Years ago as a brand new homeschooling mom, I would hear people gush about the fact that homeschooled children are so darn independent. I looked into the future and assumed our days would eventually play out with us going about our own thing, exploring our […]

Always Together: How to Handle Relationships in A Homeschooling Family

Always Together: How to Handle Relationships in A Homeschooling Family

(Don’t want to read the whole post? You can listen instead by pressing play on the podcast player above.) How many of you decided to homeschool partly because you wanted lots of family togetherness? Ok, now fess up. How many of you, at some point […]

When Your Husband is Against Homeschooling

When Your Husband is Against Homeschooling

One of the more common questions I get at The Hmmmschooling Mom Facebook page is something along the lines of, “I really want to homeschool our kids, but my husband is against it. Do you have any tips on how I can convince him it’s […]

The One Thing At-Home Moms Should Stop Assuming

The One Thing At-Home Moms Should Stop Assuming

“Our daycare gal is sick and I can’t take the day off work. Can I just drop the kids at your house tomorrow?” Check the back of your neck. Did the hair just go up? Are you clenching your teeth? Is the voice in your […]

5 Reasons Homeschooling Gets Harder As Your Kids Get Older

5 Reasons Homeschooling Gets Harder As Your Kids Get Older

As luck would have it, we’ve been at this homeschooling gig for awhile. We’re now entering the high school years, and while I don’t want to change the path we’re on, I can definitely admit there are some things that get harder about homeschooling as […]

Why I’m Not Going to Bad-mouth Public School

Why I’m Not Going to Bad-mouth Public School

As a member of the homeschooling community for almost a decade now, I hear a lot of public school bashing and bad-mouthing. Maybe that shouldn’t surprise me. I mean, as a homeschooler, shouldn’t I be anti-public school? Oops. I didn’t get that memo. Here are six […]

5 Tips to Help Your Kid Rock at Music

5 Tips to Help Your Kid Rock at Music

I received a copy of Garage Band Theory free and was compensated for my time. Opinions belong to my sons and myself and we were not required to give a positive review. Rock on, fellow musicians. Rock on. As a guitar-playing, singing mama, I was […]

Homeschool Pride: It’s Gonna Mess You Up

Homeschool Pride: It’s Gonna Mess You Up

It’s perfectly fine to be proud of our work as homeschooling parents, right? Perhaps. But watch out—I’ve found six ways that homeschool pride can actually mess up our homeschool experience if we’re not careful. (Don’t want to read the whole post? You can listen instead […]

Why Homeschool Labels Don’t Matter

Why Homeschool Labels Don’t Matter

If soup cans didn’t have labels, we wouldn’t know if we were buying tomato or cream of celery for lunch. But when it comes to labeling what kind of homeschooler we are, do homeschool labels hurt us more than help? (Don’t want to read the whole […]