This post contains affiliate links for which I may receive compensation. Please see my disclosure statement. I’m surprised at the number of back-to-school comments, or not-back-to-school in the case of homeschoolers, I saw on Facebook this morning. It’s mid-August. Why so early? Not only are school-aged children heading to the school building, but so are many
Course Descriptions Sometimes, especially as our children get older, we want something to guide us through the maze of courses. In some states or homeschool satellite programs, a written course of study with required each year. This simple form will allow you to determine what courses you want to teach each year and how you
A parent’s nightmare. And we’ve all lived it: a screaming child at the store. Each of us knows the suffering. All eyes in the store are staring at the parent, not the child. The child seems uncajolable. The sound travels out the doors. Is there anything a parent can do? At the moment it probably seems like
In my last blog post, I told you I don’t have goals; I have priorities. While some think this is just an issue of semantics, I differ. Goals are an end. Once met, it’s over. For me to have goals means I must complete it. A goal can become so consuming for me, I lose
Too often “the classics” of literature are considered too old and too difficult for our children to tackle. As our kids’ teachers, we try to put on a happy face and tell them they’ll love it. If we’re honest with ourselves and our children, we have to admit we used Cliff Notes when during our
Our family traveled a lot when I was growing up. My dad’s job moved us around the country and Dad made sure we visited important sites in each area. Now I often say I learned more on the road than in the classroom. Not all families are blessed to move or travel around the country.
by Erin Salazar In today’s world, it is becoming increasingly becoming valuable to be bilingual or at least be able to understand a few key phrases in a second language. Whether your child has a future in the business world or missions, a little bit of foreign language could provide a huge advantage. Research shows
“Welcome to our church. The children’s program is down the hall. Mr. Smith will be happy to guide your children,” the greeter said. “Good morning,” my husband responded, “thank you, but our children will stay with us.” Somewhat befuddled, the greeter said, “I’m sorry, children are not allowed in the adult worship service. They will
For homeschoolers, a more exciting sign of spring than blooming flowers, warmer sunshine, and the arrival of daylight saving time is graduation planning. Our minds fill with so many thoughts from the practical logistics of the day to the whispers that you might be “less than” and have passed that failure on to your graduate.
When you think of journalism, you probably have some set ideas of what it is and why you can’t teach it as a homeschool class. Perhaps you think journalists must write for a student newspaper in junior high or high school. You know there must be follow up through a college major in journalism or