Tag: Homeschooling Advice

Is it Time to Quit Your Homeschool Co-op?

Is it Time to Quit Your Homeschool Co-op?

Homeschool co-ops. They’re a thing. Should you join one? Are you in one? Is it working? If things go awry, how do you know if it’s time to (gasp) quit your homeschool co-op? Many years ago, I inquired via email about joining my very first […]

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 […]

Goal Setting with Teens: Just Chill Out and Chat

Goal Setting with Teens: Just Chill Out and Chat

The older kids get, the deeper they dive into their own things. My tween and 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 […]

The Thing You Need to Know About Your Son’s Brain

The Thing You Need to Know About Your Son’s Brain

  Men and women’s brains were created so differently, it’s amazing we can understand each other at all. Recently I was preparing for a talk about marriage and spent a lot of time researching the topic of how men think compartmentally. Men are compartmental, women […]

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

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

In 5th grade I discovered theater. Thus began my journey into I’m going to be on Broadway and I threw myself into the local theater system. Now, seriously—I could sing and I could act…but I had no experience in dance. But hey, all I had […]

Why Grade Levels Sometimes Do Matter

Why Grade Levels Sometimes Do Matter

Recently I wondered aloud on social media about grade levels in homeschooling. I asked how many people in my circle of peeps were homeschooling a child 7th grade or older. Innocent enough question, I thought. And it was for the most part. It brought about […]

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 […]

Seven Things You Should Stop Doing If You Homeschool

Seven Things You Should Stop Doing If You Homeschool

As hmmmschoolers, we are often so worried about what we should be doing. But let’s just for the moment focus on a few things we should STOP doing. I can think of seven to get us started. 1. Stop being afraid of your kid being […]