Homeschooling

6 Things Homeschooled Teens Need From Their Parents

6 Things Homeschooled Teens Need From Their Parents

Homeschooling older kids can sometimes seem tricky—it’s easy for parents to feel increasingly unsure of where they fit in the scheme of things. However, I think we tend to make things trickier than they need to be. Here are 6 things homeschooled teens need from […]

Homeschooling Teens: 5 Ways It’s Easier

Homeschooling Teens: 5 Ways It’s Easier

While there are challenges when homeschooling teens, there are also many ways that homeschooling becomes easier and more enjoyable as your kids grow and mature. Here are five ways that life is more awesome when you are homeschooling teens. (Don’t want to read all these […]

To the Mom Who Doesn’t Have a Tribe

To the Mom Who Doesn’t Have a Tribe

Lately I’ve heard chatter in the mom world from gals who feel as though they can’t find their tribe. Their people. The gals they feel comfortable hanging with. Their friends. Their support. Which is a total bummer. It’s just not right to go through life […]

The Best Homeschooling Advice from a Teen

The Best Homeschooling Advice from a Teen

As homeschooling parents, we’re always looking for the best homeschooling advice. But are we asking the right people for the advice? After a recent conversation with my son, I’m looking at homeschooling advice in a different way. (Don’t want to read all these words? You […]

Homeschooling Older Kids: 5 Ways it Can Get Harder

Homeschooling Older Kids: 5 Ways it Can Get Harder

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 can get a little harder […]

Homeschoolers: Stop Freaking Out About Holiday Family Get-Togethers

Homeschoolers: Stop Freaking Out About Holiday Family Get-Togethers

Aw, holiday get-togethers with extended family. All the togetherness, food, conversation, and… …the questions. The judgement. The desire to hang out at the punch bowl and add a lil’ something to it because you just know Uncle Matthew is going to be on your case […]

The Best Compliment I Received From a Public School Teacher

The Best Compliment I Received From a Public School Teacher

It’s nice to receive compliments about your kids, especially as a mom who might be swimming a little bit upstream. So what’s the best compliment I ever received as a homeschooling mom? Well, let me tell you. Because it’s nice to hear something positive. It’s […]

Dear Homeschoolers, Please Stop.

Dear Homeschoolers, Please Stop.

As homeschoolers, we are often so worried about what we should do. But let’s—just for a moment—focus on a few things we can maybe stop doing. So I ask you: fabulous awesome homeschoolers, please stop doing these seven things: 1. Homeschoolers, please stop being afraid of your […]

Interviews with Homeschoolers: Two Brothers

Interviews with Homeschoolers: Two Brothers

Want to know how someone feels about their life as a homeschooled kid? In my opinion, it’s best to go straight to the source. I present to you two unedited interviews with homeschoolers. Namely, my two sons. (My sons are now homeschooled teens, but these […]

Homeschool Mom Friends: The 7 Types You Need

Homeschool Mom Friends: The 7 Types You Need

Hey, fellow homeschooling mom! We all need homeschool mom friends, right? Here are the seven types of friends every homeschool mom needs in order to sweeten up life and get through the day with minimal scarring. Homeschool mom friends #1: the new homeschooling mom I love […]

Reasons Older Kids Don’t Read (as much as they used to)

Reasons Older Kids Don’t Read (as much as they used to)

Remember those days of hauling out massive stacks of books from the library? When the potential overdue fines for that stack of books was a real financial threat? I remember those days. That was our life not too long ago, but things are different now. […]

Homeschool Family Relationships: How to Handle Always Being Together

Homeschool Family Relationships: How to Handle Always Being Together

How many of you decided to homeschool partly because you wanted lots of that togetherness that comes with homeschool family relationships? Ok, now fess up. How many of you, at some point in your homeschooling journey, have looked at these wonderful people you have all […]

The One Thing At-Home Moms Should Stop Assuming

The One Thing At-Home Moms Should Stop Assuming

All the at-home moms in the room, raise your hand. Oh, good! I see you! Now tell me: how often have you received a phone call or text like this: “Our daycare gal is sick and I can’t take the day off work. Can I […]

Why it’s Important Your Kids See You Fail

Why it’s Important Your Kids See You Fail

Adults often tell kids winning isn’t important or all that matters is that you do your best.  But do adults ever model that to children? Let’s chat today about why it’s actually important for your kids to realize that Mom and Dad aren’t always the […]

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 […]

Tech Limits: How we Deal with Screen Time and the Internet

Tech Limits: How we Deal with Screen Time and the Internet

Tech is a part of all of our lives, right? So how do we handle it when our kids want to use tech, electronics, and the internet? Should we have tech limits? Should we just let them run free with it? Or does it depend on […]

7 Ways Homeschooling is Like Gardening

7 Ways Homeschooling is Like Gardening

If you’re anything like me, you like to spend time in the garden. Recently I realized there are some aspects of gardening that remind me of things we have to deal with on our journey as homeschooling parents. Here are seven similarities I’ve discovered— Weeding (or dealing with the […]

Snacking in Different Countries: Universal Yums

Snacking in Different Countries: Universal Yums

So, my boys like to eat. My boys also like to “try stuff”, if it has to do with food. So when a friend in my favorite homeschooling group told me about Universal Yums, I knew it would be just the thing for us. Universal […]