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 [...]

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 [...]

When Your Summer Siesta Is More Like a Summer Sprint

I look forward to summers. As a homeschool mom, summer is the time of year where there is more stuff for my school aged kids to do. It’s that time of year when my kids can join in with all of the other kids to do kid stuff during the day.   Imagine. I get a break during the summer time. [...]

2018-04-03T18:22:38+00:00 Homeschool Activities|

Why I’m No Homeschool Superstar

Homeschool superstars. They’re all over the blogosphere: wildly inspiring women with endless stores of energy and beautifully-written lesson plans. Their kids make elaborate lapbooks, go on exciting field trips, are involved in oodles of extracurricular clubs and activities. Their blog posts are full of glitter and paint, cutting and pasting, and no end of ambitious mama-led activities that make most [...]

2018-04-01T18:41:09+00:00 Homeschool Activities|

“You Might Be a Homeschooler If…” Contest

We are so very excited to bring you the Homeschool Event of the Year! Let the convention season begin! Dozens of featured speakers are preparing their sessions. Hundreds of exhibit booth spaces are filling quickly. World-class special events are in place, and this year, the one and only comedian Jeff Foxworthy will perform the grand finale! With 13 million albums sold, the largest-selling comedian of [...]

2018-03-29T23:27:00+00:00 Homeschool Activities|