Tag: Homeschooling Advice

It’s Because They’re Homeschooled: No, Actually It’s Not

It’s Because They’re Homeschooled: No, Actually It’s Not

While the decision to homeschool might affect your child in many ways, it never ceases to amaze me the amount of people who still believe that kids are shy (or loud. or talkative. or introverted. or…) simply because they’re homeschooled. You’ve probably dealt with this, […]

10 Real Life Things Kids Should Learn That Aren’t In A Curriculum

10 Real Life Things Kids Should Learn That Aren’t In A Curriculum

Reading, writing, and arithmetic are important, no doubt. But there are a lot of other things kids should learn that will help them function in the real world—and they’re not the things we are going to find taught in any curriculum. This list might be […]

Homeschooling can be hard. Here’s how to deal…

Homeschooling can be hard. Here’s how to deal…

Hi. My name is Amy (hi, Amy) and I’m a homeschooling mom. I’m also a writer with a habit of telling it like it is. So when my family started our journey down the road of homeschooling back in 2007, I knew that homeschooling was […]

Hmmmschooling, Not Homeschooling

Hmmmschooling, Not Homeschooling

Welcome to our world of hmmmschooling. No, not homeschooling. Hmmmschooling. What is hmmmschooling, you ask? Well. It’s setting yourself right smack in the middle of all that questioning that is a part of daily life. It usually starts to happen about the time your kids […]

Reasons to Homeschool: The ONE that Mattered to Us

Reasons to Homeschool: The ONE that Mattered to Us

Dear sons, after almost a decade at this homeschooling thing, I thought you’d maybe want to chat about our reasons to homeschool. You know, why we actually decided to do it in the first place. It’s sorta weird—I don’t know that we’ve ever actually talked […]

Self Worth: 5 Things Moms Should Not Base Theirs On

Self Worth: 5 Things Moms Should Not Base Theirs On

If you look long and hard enough on an overwhelmingly bad day, you’ll start to feel surrounded by things that prove you’re losing the battle called Awesome Mom. But hold up, Mama—there is a whole bunch of real life chaos and crazy that shouldn’t have […]

Homeschoolers: Stop Doing Projects

Homeschoolers: Stop Doing Projects

A common complaint from moms about homeschooling as kids get older is that homeschooling gets harder. But maybe it’s not that it gets harder. Maybe it’s actually just that the cutesy projects disappear. You know, the ones you’re always looking for to enhance your learning […]

Setting Goals with Teens: Just Chill Out and Chat

Setting Goals with Teens: Just Chill Out and Chat

The older kids get, the deeper they dive into their own things. My teen sons spend a lot of time exploring their interests. At some point a few months ago, I started to wonder how we could use their interests to start them on the […]

“They’ll Learn it When They Need It” Doesn’t Always Work

“They’ll Learn it When They Need It” Doesn’t Always Work

It’s common in the homeschooling community to hear parents say they are choosing to delay teaching their kids some educational element because they are of the belief their kids will learn it when they need it. And sometimes that works out just fine. But I […]

Learning in an Open Kitchen

Learning in an Open Kitchen

If you let a kid have free reign over the kitchen, he might decide at some odd hour not normally reserved for eating that he is indeed hungry. If he is hungry (and he is, because he’s a growing boy) he will rummage through the […]