3 Things Homeschooling Has Taught Me About Learning

3 Things Homeschooling Has Taught Me About Learning

The following is a post by contributing writer Becky of This Reading Mama. Before my life as homeschooling mom, I was a classroom teacher for 6 years. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching and knew that it was something I always wanted to do. I learned so much about the learning process as a classroom teacher and […]

Homeschooling When Life Blows Up

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The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Raising Cajuns. Everyone has good days and bad days.  Homeschoolers are no different.  Some days flow with ease, while others sputter and chaos ensues.  At the end of the tough days, you go to bed knowing you can start with a clean slate the next […]

Advantages to Homeschooling Through the Teen Years

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The following is a post from contributing writer, Sarah of Sidetracked Sarah   I am the mother of 2 teen aged children, with 4 more trailing closely behind.  I remember many years ago being incredibly intimidated by the fact that I will eventually have to homeschool my teenage children.  Will I be enough?  What if […]

10 Reasons My Kids Like Being Homeschooled

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The following is a post from contributing writer Roan of Joyful Always. I recently asked my five children, ages 6,8,13,14, and 17, why they liked being homeschooled.  They quickly spouted off about fifteen different reasons, which I have consolidated into the following list. More free time My older children are well aware of traditionally schooled […]

Great Homeschooling Links: February 4, 2012

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Written by Jenny of Our Nifty Notebook It’s February and Winter is in full swing for most of us.  Is it just me or is it harder to stay focused in the winter?  Here’s a few helpful links to keep you encouraged. Rising From the Ashes of Homeschool Burnout- The Homeschool Post Heather shares tips […]

Head, Heart, Hands: Daily Rhythms and Educating the Whole Child

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One of the things so many of us love about homeschooling is that we can educate the whole child, meaning we can assist in their physical, academic, spiritual, and emotional growth simultaneously.  No need for separate classes or teachers or complicated schedules.  Waldorf educators refer to this as head, heart, hands.  It is a simple […]

Homeschooling Remains

My table is no longer a mishmash of homeschool actvities, but the boys' curiosity remains.

We started our homeschool journey seven years ago, when we pulled our oldest son out of school mid-way through first grade. And while we told people at the time that we’d re-evaluate our decision on a yearly basis, after a few months of homeschooling, I was pretty sure we’d found our path. My boys were […]

30 Truths about Homeschooling

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When we first began homeschooling, it seems like an exciting, scary, wonderful, overwhelming endeavor – one that I knew little about. In the ensuing 9 years, we’ve had good moments and bad moments. We’ve laughed and we’ve cried. We’ve tried and erred. And, I’ve learned a few truths that I wish I’d known from the […]

7 Blessings of Homeschool

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Are you frustrated with your children yet? Are they frustrated with you? Many homeschools have been in full swing for a couple of weeks now, and you’d be the rare mother indeed if you haven’t wanted to pull your hair out or throttle your kids at least once already. Being around each other day in […]

Three Reasons That Made Our Homeschooling Decision Easy

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What is it that makes a person decide to take a different road? When looking down that road what caught their eye, what made them take that first step?  What gave them the motivation to fight the arrows and signs that led down a more used, more traveled path? For me it boiled down to […]

The “Right” Classroom

Homeschooling has a multitude of faces. It looks at least a little different in most every home and each family has different things that work for them. There are unschoolers, part-time public schoolers, homeschoolers plus tutors, homeschooling by classical method, Charlotte Mason method, Montessori method. The list goes on. Basically, we are all different. I […]