Tag: Homeschooling Advice

The 2 Reasons Homeschool Labels Don’t Matter

The 2 Reasons Homeschool Labels Don’t Matter

Labels, like those on soup cans, can help with organization and identification. In the homeschooling world, a label for what kind of homeschooler you are can make it easier to find like-minded individuals who are educating their children in a similar manner. But the whole […]

Letter to My Sons: Why We Homeschool

Letter to My Sons: Why We Homeschool

Dear Sons, This is sorta weird, because I don’t know that we’ve ever actually talked about why I chose to homeschool you. You’ve always been homeschooled, so maybe it wasn’t something you ever thought to ask. I did not choose to homeschool you because I […]

Awesome Things About Homeschooling That Can Backfire

Awesome Things About Homeschooling That Can Backfire

There are lots of awesome things about homeschooling—things so full of awesome that parents will base their entire reason for choosing to homeschool upon them. But is there a flip side to those awesome things? Is it possible that any of those benefits and advantages […]

5 Things Homeschool Moms Should Not Base Their Worth On

5 Things Homeschool Moms Should Not Base Their Worth 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 […]

How To Know It’s Time to Quit Your Homeschool Co-op

How To Know It’s Time to Quit Your Homeschool Co-op

Many years ago, I inquired via email about joining my very first homeschooling co-op. The leader of the co-op responded with, “Great! Why don’t you come see if the group is a good fit for you?” As a newbie homeschooler, I wondered, “why wouldn’t it […]

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 […]