Homeschooling: When You Don’t Know Where to Begin

Knees knocking as I walked out of the principal’s office with my 5 year old homeschooling son happily skipping beside me, I didn’t feel any great big rush of empowerment. I could hardly breathe as I thought to myself I am going to mess this child up for life. How will I know [...]

Free Homeschool Inspiration: You are What You Read

This is a twist on the old saying “you are what you eat”, but the truism still applies. Over time, too much of something can affect behavior and attitude.  As a part of our free homeschool inspiration series, we’re how you how reading with children can boost their knowledge tremendously. I constantly hear [...]

Jumping Into Homeschooling

Remember the first time your child splashed in the pool? Provided they weren’t terrified, they experienced true joy! Many of us have vivid memories of our kids splashing and giggling. The same goes true with homeschooling. As they got older, we nourished that love, taking them to the pool and to the lake [...]

Classical Education vs. Homeschooling Education

Most of us have a difficult time defining the word “education”—it has a wide range of meaning and is used in different ways in different contexts. Certainly education can be formal (as in a college education) or informal (his stern aunt provided him with a fresh education in manners, which is much like [...]

Why Be Crazy Enough to Homeschool?

So a series of questions land in the inbox for a print article on homeschooling, asking how a Christian family makes educational choices for their family? {Why would anyone really be crazy enough to homeshool?}… And I smile and nod… and tentatively, prayerfully, attempt to meander through some of these queries…. but only with no [...]

Yet Another Study Confirms The Effectiveness of Home Education

As far as I know, I first encountered homeschool graduates when I was on the faculty at Ball State University. The ones I met stood out, even in a crowded chemistry or physics classroom. The more I researched homeschooling, the more I came to learn that this was the norm. On average, homeschool graduates [...]

Homeschool Conventions: Why Go?

Why should you go to a homeschool convention? What makes taking the time and money worthwhile? Some of you have children whose challenges make it difficult for you to get away anytime. Why spend precious free time at a convention? Recently two convention organizers explained the goals for their homeschool convention. What those leaders [...]

Five Reasons Best-Selling Author S.D. Smith Backs Homeschoolers to Succeed

Despite the incredible growth in homeschooling and the development of excellent tools to serve those growing numbers of students, homeschooling is still subject to astonishing popular misunderstanding. Note how often concerned citizens still go straight to the “S” word when they hear your family engages in this strange and perplexing practice. You know what [...]

Managing Expectations and Patience in Your Homeschool

I belong to several Facebook homeschool pages and, even when people are only a month or a few weeks into the year, I have read so many stories from parents whose homeschool journey is not going as planned. I have even read some heart-wrenching accounts of moms who are prepared to send their kids back [...]

The Online Homeschool Convention

We’re excited to announce the first Online Homeschool Convention is now open for sign-ups! This brand-new event starts on May 8th and concludes on May 23rd. We’re also thrilled to be a featured supporter of this amazing experience. What makes the Online Homeschool Convention different? We love that the featured speakers are some of the [...]