Deschooling Activities

Deschooling is the mental adjustment period when you leave the school system. In a previous post, we talked about some quick start curriculum ideas. Today, let’s also consider some deschooling activities to do while you adjust to your new homeschooling lifestyle. Check out my guest post at Homeschool.com –>What is Deschooling?<– I am a graduate […]

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 […]

Subscription Box Gift Ideas for Homeschoolers

Today, I’ve got more than 15 subscription box gift ideas that will make you the superhero of gift giving! It’s the gift that keeps coming for several months after the special occasion. There’s so many to choose from. You’re bound to find something that suits your situation. Oh what do you get for a homeschooler? […]

Common Homeschool Transcript Mistakes

In a previous post, I explained how to make your own parent-made transcript. Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the common homeschool transcript mistakes to avoid. Image by Steve Johnson from Pixabay As homeschool parents, we want the doors of opportunity to open for our students. If we want equal opportunities for […]

How to Document Unstructured Playtime

In a previous post about best advice for new homeschoolers, we encourage you to play more. But how do you document unstructured playtime? Our culture suffers from chronic busyness. We feel the pressure to schedule assignments and activities for every waking moment. Plus, we’re required to document the school activities. The weight of responsiblity feels […]

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 […]