5 Things Your Association Director Wants You to Know

  As part of my giving thanks campaign–let’s talk about our association directors. Today, I’m revealing a few secrets about association directors. Things your association director wants you to know…but, probably won’t tell you. If you’re new to South Carolina or new to homeschooling, you’re probably trying to figure out what Accountability Associations are all […]

SC Student Loan

Have you heard of the SC Student Loan? If you have a student applying for college next year, you may need to know about this program! FAFSA and Financial Aid If you have a student enrolling in college next year, you should already have filled out the FAFSA. The FAFSA application opened October 1st and […]

Meet These Home Education Advocates in SC

Today, I’d like you to meet a few of our home education advocates here in South Carolina. As part of my giving thanks campaign, I want us to acknowledge our supporters who believe in our homeschool rights. We are not alone! In 2013, when our homeschool rights came under fire, I was completely unprepared. I […]

Give Thanks Campaign

November is often when we take time to think of things for which we are grateful.  Let’s use the opportunity to initiate a Give Thanks Campaign. What if we promote that attitude of gratitude in our homeschool community? What if we take time to thank the people who support us? We will often rally together whenever […]

Gift Ideas: Homeschool Edition

Today, Let’s take a look at some of the amazing gift ideas: Homeschool Edition. Gifts you can make from your child’s school work and art work. These are gifts that will be treasured for years to come. These are gifts that you can make as part of your school work and turn into a gift. […]

Build a Basic Graham Cracker House

Today I’m excited to show you how to build a basic graham cracker house. Decorating these gingerbread houses is a family tradition for more than 20 years. It’s so easy and so much fun! The cracker houses look like little outhouses or doghouses…but, they turn out so cute when they’re decorated. And it’s just the right […]

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 […]

College Preview Days Fall 2017

It’s time again for College Preview Days! There’s so many opportunities for your high school student to consider. So get a jumpstart as soon as possible. I love College Preview Days! It’s a low-pressure way to see what each college has to offer. You get a feel for the personality of the school. And a […]

Buzzword of the Day: Accredited

Today we have a new buzzword: Accredited. I have heard this word more in the past few weeks than I’ve heard for years before. For some reason, this is suddenly a big concern. At least, for public school officials in South Carolina. Do you look for programs that are accredited? Do you know what it […]

Who’s the Authority Anyway?

How do we know “you homeschoolers” are official? Who oversees you? Who’s the authority that holds you accountable anyway? These are the questions I often hear from school officials. Sometimes I hear homeschoolers saying similar things. I believe these questions are missing the foundational concept about education–and who is the authority over it anyway? Are […]