Tag Archive: homeschool

How To: Teach Language Arts

A few weeks ago I shared ideas for teaching your child to read.  In this post I want to highlight other aspects of teaching the language arts (or “English,” which is what I call the combination of these subjects on my children’s high school transcripts.)  For the sake of this post, and to make it easier…




Be the Boss of Your Holiday!

Hello there!  I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving.  Now it’s time for that final leg of the holiday relay – filled with parties, shopping, eating, baking, traveling…well, you get the idea.  I wanted to take some time today to address the struggles that families, including homeschoolers, can have with all the “festivities” that take place at…




Write With the Best!

I have frequently mentioned that I have been home-schooling for twenty years (since 1990 to be precise).  As a matter of fact, out of my four children, only my daughter (my oldest child and only girl) actually went to a traditional school, and that was only for kindergarten.  Our home-school journey began when she started…




Why Homeschooling911?

Some have asked: “Why Homeschooling911?”  What exactly does it mean?  Does it mean that there have been incidents of curriculum spontaneously combusting in home-schooler’s homes?  Does it mean that a mass exodus of children from the public schools has resulted in gangs of home-schoolers roaming the streets mowing their neighbor’s lawns while they’re not home? Actually…




Got Goals?

Long ago and far away there was a mom who decided to home-school… Sorry, I thought I might need to grab your attention before you jumped away to the blog with the title “How to Home-School and Lose Ten Pounds in Five Easy Steps.” But seriously, goal-setting isn’t exactly the most exciting or glamorous topic,…




Have You Ever Done This?

Homeschooling mommies, have you ever done this? It’s been one of those days.  The baby’s having a growth spurt and wants to nurse all day.  Something got spilled – doesn’t matter what it is: sugar, flour, eggs, syrup or honey or juice (oh my!) – and it took you three hours to get it cleaned up with…




A Podcast Interview With Yours Truly

I was very honored to be asked by Richard M. Potter of “Potter On Purpose” to record a podcast interview for his website.  He is a fellow blogger (and now a friend!) whose website is devoted to helping people find and live out their purpose. I have to admit I was very nervous the day of the…