Tag Archive: challenges

Was Anne Frank a Homeschooler?

I love books. I’m always reading something. I go back and forth between fiction and nonfiction. However, my love of books can get expensive! So recently I decided to re-read books that I already have on my shelves. Many I haven’t read for (literally) decades. One of the books I decided to re-read was Anne…




Living Life Out Loud

  “Maybe someday we’ll live our lives out loud, we’ll be better off somehow, someday…” – Rob Thomas One day I was driving along listening to some of my favorite tunes and this Rob Thomas song came on. It’s called “Someday” and the line that talks about living our lives “out loud” really struck me….




3 Tips for Homeschooling Success

Strategize – Every good endeavor starts with a good plan. As homeschoolers it’s natural to think in terms of daily lesson plans, but we should also be considering what our long-term goals are, since they will certainly impact our short-term goals. When I first took a stab at setting long-term goals for my homeschooling I…

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…




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…




Tackling Tough Times, Part 3

In my last post I shared what I believe is the “secret” to homeschooling success.  As I promised at the end of that post, today I want to offer you some practical tips for getting through the days, months and years of homeschooling.  More and more homeschoolers are homeschooling their children all the way through…