You Can Do It Too! {Encouragement and Resources for Homeschoolers}

A couple years ago, Lorilee Lippincott brought together 25 homeschooling families to share their homeschooling stories and tips in a little ebook, You Can Do It Too! Although some of the details may have changed for our individual families, this ebook still represents a wealth of information and encouragement for homeschoolers. But the best part […]

What Is a Classical Christian Education?

This post was first published in June of last year, but we’re heading to the annual CC practicum this week and it seemed like a good time to share it again! I wasn’t really intending to write a weekly homeschooling post when I started writing about our plans for the coming year, but every year […]

Plan the Upcoming Homeschool Year with These FREE Printables!

Although we school year-round, this is the time of year when I get excited about all things homeschool. We’ve solidified our plans for next year, passed our standardized tests, and we’re looking forward to next week’s Classical Conversations’ practicum and academic camps. I’ll be sharing some more of my thoughts about homeschooling in the upcoming […]

2014-2015 Homeschool Curriculum Plans

It’s that time of year when homeschool families are planning out next year’s curriculum, and we’re no exception. However, we try to adjust as we go, and since we school year round, we don’t have any big changes planned for the new school year, other than the addition of Classical Conversations Essentials program for our […]

Giveaway: Logic of English Foundations Set A ($156 Value!)

This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Cassandra (felixcassandrakellogg@…)! I’ve been raving about the Logic of English curriculum — both the Essentials program for elementary students and the Rhythm of Handwriting for cursive — since I met the founder, Denise Eide, at the Allume conference almost 18 months ago, and both programs continue to […]

Homeschool Planning Made Easy

It’s ironic, really, considering I make to-do lists and schedules for fun, but planning has always been my Achilles’ heel as a homeschool mom. I’ve tried a variety of different methods over the years, but even when I plan out assignments just one week at a time, something inevitably pops up and we get off […]

How to Support Your Child’s Homework … Without Doing It Yourself

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. Homework is a double-edged sword.  The time spent in additional practice gives some students the boost they need to move forward in school.  That same practice, however, eats into precious family time. Complying with the teacher’s requirements and maintaining […]