About WebMaster

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far WebMaster has created 95 blog entries.

Why You Should Attend a Free Homeschool Convention

Many parents get so busy throughout the school year – keeping up with homeschool curriculum, field trips, and more all while thinking ahead to the next year. Many books and blogs are great tools for inspiration, but so are free homeschool conventions! Attending a Great Homeschool Convention is a great opportunity to refocus your [...]

2018-06-04T20:15:13+00:00 Homeschool Conventions|

Why I Choose Homeschooling Programs and Why I Think You Should Too

Obviously, I did not choose to enrol my children in homeschooling programs so that I could get more done for ROPE. I’m sure homeschooling and peace and quiet can be synonymous, but I don’t find that often in the White house anymore. “Mom, are you going to check my paper?” Sam, my youngest, is [...]

2018-06-04T20:07:26+00:00 Homeschool Activities|

Wading through the Homeschool Curriculum Jungle

Overwhelmed by all the choices, daunted by the immensity of their responsibility, and worried about breaking the family bank, homeschooling parents often find choosing a homeschool curriculum a fearful task. But there are some strategies that will help you sort through the choices, alleviate fears, and probably save you money. If anything, there are [...]

2018-06-04T20:09:16+00:00 Homeschool Activities|

Unit Studies in Homeschooling

Just as children have various learning styles, curriculum options take various approaches to education styles.  As you pursue your choice of homeschool curriculum and methods, consider unit studies as an alternative way of approaching a topic. The method is usually quite hands-on and also encourages responsibility and personal discipline through in-depth study, while often [...]

2018-06-04T19:20:26+00:00 Homeschool Activities|

Family field trips on a budget

Does your family have Cabin Fever but your budget is slim? With little money left over for fun, it makes sense to maximize your travel dollars. From experience, I’ve learned how to create family field trips on a small budget even if every family member has drastically different interests. Take Field Trips without Breaking the Bank [...]

3 Ways To Help Children Be Punctual

What’s worse: being chronically late—or having a child who is? Either way we feel frustrated and helpless. In my last post, I recommended four ways to train your children to be more aware of how long it takes them to do tasks. Give them practice in estimating how long different tasks take. Compare the estimates [...]

Why Speech and Debate is Important for All Students

A few years ago, my son and I attended a debate between well-known atheist and author Christopher Hitchens, and a professor/author from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The debate was entitled “Does a Good God Exist?” The event was held at a large church in North Texas, filled with middle and high school students from [...]

4 Summer Activities for Children

The weather is warmer and a mother’s thoughts turn to: summer relaxation. Oh yes, I forgot.  We have kids we have to plan summer activities for! In daily life, there is often little rest for mom.  In order for your world to slow down a bit, you’ve got to keep the kids busy. Here [...]