Eat the Frog First

Eat the frog first? I’d actually prefer coffee thanks. But, then what’s after the coffee? The menu says: Frog. This is one of those life-skill lessons that’s especially good for us as homeschoolers. It’s about how you schedule your day. How you tackle the tendency to procrastinate? Take my word for it as a professional […]

The REAL Problem with Socialization

It’s the inevitable question every homeschooler will be asked. “What are you going to do about socialization?” It’s a common myth that homeschoolers are weird and unsocialized. Let’s face it some people are socially awkward. No matter what educational setting they choose. But, I’m not talking about the myth and the misconception about socialization. I’m […]

3 Reasons You Should Keep Good Homeschool Records

You should keep good homeschool records. Not because the law requires you to do it. Ok, yeah. Here in South Carolina, the law does require you to maintain good homeschool records. But, that’s not the reason you should. This post contains affiliate links If that’s the only reason you keep records, you’ll dread it. You’ll […]

Learn Nothing Day–Try It Today!

Many people come to homeschooling with the idea that kids have to be told what to learn and that learning only occurs in a prescribed classroom setting. But, unschoolers have a day in July that is declared a national holiday. It’s Learn Nothing Day. Learn Nothing Day: Take the Challenge Learn Nothing Day is a […]

The Must Have School Supply Every Homeschool Needs

This is THE most important, MUST HAVE school supply every homeschool needs. No matter what educational philosophy you prefer. No matter what curriculum you will follow this year. No matter what else you buy this school year. You will buy this! Probably several times during the year, again.

Homeschool Panic Attack

You’re having a homeschool panic attack. You’re questioning yourself. You realize you have no idea how to start…or what to do next. And the weight of responsibility suddenly feels very heavy. What if you screw up? What if they don’t actually learn anything? What if you don’t know what you need to know? You know?   […]

5 Education Reformers You Should Know

Today I’m talking about education reformers you should know. It’s important for homeschoolers to be connected to these educational trends and innovations–because we are part of society. We care about reforming and transforming the future of education. In fact, we’re blazing the trail and demonstrating how these reforms actually work. Let’s take a look at these […]

Summer Programs for High School

Summer programs for high schoolers (and even some younger students, too) are a great way to fill the days, expand your learning opportunities and even get a feel for the college you might want to attend. Some programs are drop-off for the day or for the whole week. Check out these opportunities coming 2017. Summer […]

Something New: A Homeschool Expo

Something new is coming this June: A Homeschool Expo! Hosted by REACH Support Group, it’s a community service to all homeschoolers. Local information and opportunities that you might not find at the “big” conventions! Disclaimer Note: I have not been compensated for this post and all opinions are my own. Come find Used Books Everyone […]

Class Dismissed Movie Review

I’m watching Class Dismissed: A film about learning outside the classroom. I’ve veered away from my Netflix habit to preview this movie for an upcoming screening opportunities here in South Carolina. This is a must-see film for every homeschooler and prospective homeschooler. Disclosure note: I have not been compensated for this post. All opinions are my […]