Not “Just” a Homeschool Mom

You’re not “JUST” a homeschool mom.  You’re more than qualified to teach your kids. You’re developing yourself as an educator. You’re becoming a homeschool pro! I’ve never met anyone who starts out homeschooling with the goal of short changing their child’s potential. Nobody hopes your grown kids will end up playing video games in their […]

Record-Keeping: What’s the Point?

I’ve talked before about some reasons why you should keep good homeschool records. The law says to do it, yes. But what’s the point of record-keeping anyway? The point of record-keeping is for YOUR own benefit. You are the one who is looking at the records. Homeschooling is hard and it’s natural to doubt yourself […]

Easy Scholarship Opportunities

In a previous post, we talked about the state scholarships available in SC. But, college tuition is often more than that. So, let’s take a look at a few quick and easy scholarship opportunities for you to consider. There are hundreds of scholarship programs around. Many of them require a bit of time and effort […]

What is Virtual SC?

Virtual SC is a state-sponsored supplemental educational program available for free to public, private and home school students. Have you heard of it before? Have you tried it? Students earn high school credits. It’s free, online. Let’s consider some of the reasons homeschoolers might want to try Virtual SC. What is Virtual SC? Virtual SC […]

Transcript Assistance Service

In a previous post, I explain about how to write your own parent made transcript. You should compile a final transcript for your homeschool grad. It is a forever document that will open the doors of opportunity–now or later. Even if your student’s current plans do not require a transcript. Their plans may change later […]

Why Do Associations Have Different Requirements?

Why do homeschool associations have different requirements? If we’re all following the same code of law, then why different policies and procedures? That’s a really good question.  It’s not so much about a difference in requirements…but a difference in services. Homeschool Associations have different policies and procedures. Maybe this seems confusing or odd. But, think […]

Van Gogh Unit Study Resources

I feel it’s a perfect time for us to do a Van Gogh Unit Study. There’s a special Van Gogh exhibit coming to Columbia. That’s a definite field trip! As homeschoolers, we don’t just go on a field trip. We must also squeeze out every ounce of learning possible! There’s an old joke about how […]

SC State Fair Competitions

The SC State Fair Competitions have been some of my favorite homeschool activities. My kids loved the fun of competition, seeing their stuff on display…and the thrill of victory. I loved that it counts as schoolwork too. My first rationale for participating in the SC State Fair Competitions was so that my homeschool kids could […]

How Am I Smart? Unit Study

Education for many school kids leaves them to wonder *if* they are smart. But, education should inspire kids to wonder *how* am I smart? Let’s explore the many ways to have “smarts”. Check out my guest post at Homeschool.com –> How to Use Multiple Intellegences Method <– There’s a saying that goes like this: Everyone […]

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 […]