Whether you have been homeschooling for 20 years, or 20 minutes, we can always use new ideas and encouraging words. That’s exactly what Help! I’m Homeschooling! has to offer us homeschooling moms. I’ve heard it said that, “Homeschooling is not a sprint, it’s a marathon”, and after over 12 years of homeschooling I can honestly confirm this to be truth. Your homeschool will ebb and
How to start homeschooling? First, I want to encourage you by saying you are wise to research and seek out counsel. I feel that one of the very best ways to start is by preparing your parent heart. Some of the very best advice, I think, is contained in this article by my friend Kim Ashbaugh: How to Get Started Homeschooling: 10 Steps to Success.
Most homeschoolers know about Honey for a Child’s Heart, and recently Heidi reviewed Honey for a Teen’s Heart here at The Curriculum Choice as well. That wonderful review motivated me to look for the book, and as soon as I returned my inter-library loan copy to the library, I bought it. It’s that good. Honey for a Teen’s Heart And that’s why I want to
Apples, cucumbers, beets, kohlrabi, pumpkins, and zucchini – these are just a few of the vegetables that come to mind when I think of the fall harvest season. I grew up in a rural area so access to farm fresh fruits and vegetables has always been relatively convenient. I recall very fondly the heat of the late summer days when my brothers and I would
As we look ahead to fall, there are so many things to consider: formal schooling, school supplies, cooler weather, and, for many, some form of harvesting or preserving. This is always an exciting time of year, full of happy and idealistic plans. Such enthusiasm is good, as long as we pair it with realism. I find it so easy to forget that there are only
Are you looking ahead to high school with fear and trembling? I know I did about 15 years ago when my oldest was approaching those important years. There are so many unknowns. How will high school work in your home? Will you be able to manage academically? How will the teen years turn out for your family? A decade and a half ago, there was also the question whether
Organization and keeping an ordered homeschool tends to be top on every homeschool mom’s list of things to accomplish. Let’s face it, a well organized day allows things to flow more smoothly. There’s nothing quite like waking up and realizing you have a million things to do and wondering how on earth you’ll get through them. We’ve all had days like that, where we want
Summer is a perfect time to clean and reorganize those homeschool books and rooms as well as plan for a new homeschool year. Here’s a look at how some of the authors and contributors here at The Curriculum Choice keep their homeschool spaces organized. It is homeschool organization galore! Homeschool Organization Galore from the Archives Homeschooling can happen all over the house (and neighborhood!) but