Homeschool Options: Volunteer Outside Your Home Day

This post is part of International Homeschool Spirit Week, which is one of the many homeschool options you enjoy as homeschool teachers or parents. So easily we can get lost in our hectic schedules – homeschool co-op, grading papers, and making sure little Billy really knows those multiplication facts. Too easily we can [...]

2018-07-27T22:17:52+00:00 Homeschool Activities|

Homeschool Options for Frugal Family Fun

One of the many reasons I decided to homeschool was because I wanted to create lots of fun memories with my children. Thanks to the many homeschool options I came across, that became possible. At some point when the children weren’t even in school yet, I decided to make some fun family rituals. [...]

2018-07-26T18:46:06+00:00 Homeschool Activities|

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 [...]