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Can You Teach Science Without Textbooks?

As I tackle this question I would like to first point out that two of my grown children are “scientists.”  My daughter has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in the sciences (her Master’s degree is in Forensic Drug Chemistry) and my middle son is a Computer Engineering major. And over the course of my…




Welcome (Back) To Homeschooling911!

Notice anything different? Well, I hope so!  Homeschooling911 has a new logo! Several months ago I started thinking that the Homeschooling911 logo should more accurately reflect the name of the site. Some may wonder why I chose Homeschooling911 as the name for my site to begin with.  I go into more detail about this in…




Help and Hope for Your Holidays

This isn’t going to be a long post.  I know you’re probably busy making travel plans or getting ready to host the whole family for Thanksgiving dinner. But before you get too busy I wanted to let you know about a few posts that I wrote, over the last couple of years or so, that…




Homeschooling ABC’s: V, W, X, Y and Z

Hello Readers!  Today’s blog post is the last installment of my Homeschooling ABC’s series.  Like the others before it, it contains some serious thoughts, and a bit of whimsy.  I hope you enjoy it.  V is for Virtue: I know the idea of being virtuous is old-fashioned and outdated.  But I also know that when…




Homeschooling ABC’s: S, T, and U

Well, we’re nearing the end of this Homeschooling ABC’s series.  I hope it’s been an encouraging journey for you!  Please let me know what you think in the comments and, if you’re not already subscribed to my e-mail newsletter, don’t forget to sign up so that you don’t miss any of my blog posts as…




Homeschooling Stresses Me Out!

Does homeschooling ever stress you out? What a silly question, right?  Who am I kidding?  If you’re a homeschooler, then at least some of the time homeschooling stresses you out. I’ve pointed out many times on this blog that I consider myself a “relaxed homeschooler.”  And I am, in the sense that I don’t obsess…




Homeschooling ABC’s: P, Q, and R

Have you thought lately about why you’re homeschooling?  Do you struggle with finding the time to “do it all” as a homeschooler?  Could you use some rest and relaxation?  If so, this post will help you to better focus and feel more encouraged whether you’re a new homeschooler or a veteran of many years.  Take…




Homeschooling ABC’s: M, N, and O

I hope you enjoyed last month’s post on “Stealth Homeschooling.”  This month I’m getting back to my “Homeschooling ABC’s” series.  It’s full of practical advice and homeschooling encouragement, so I hope you’ll read it and let me know what you think! M is for Multi-Level Teaching – While it’s not always the case, it’s not…




How You Can Help Protect Parental Rights

With the 4th of July on our minds, and all it represents, I thought it would be a good time to post about the critical Parental Rights Amendment.  I’ve written about the amendment before, but until it passes the PRA has to be re-introduced to Congress every year.  So this information bears repeating. The information…




Stealth Homeschooling a.k.a Fun Summer Learning

Hello readers!  As you know, I’ve spent the last several blog posts sharing my version of the “Homeschooling ABC’s.”  We were at the half-way point with my last post, Homeschooling ABC’s: J, K, and L, and I thought that would be a good place to take a little break in order to share this post…