Normalizing Homeschooling

We’re living in very unusual times with social distancing recommendations turning to shelter in place policies. The rest of the world is getting a peek into the mysterious concept of […]

Corona Virus Homeschool Attendance Days

Public schools are now closed due to social distancing quartine policies. So, what happens with our corona virus homeschool attendance days? I’ve seen several discussions recently about how all this […]

SC Homeschool Enrollment Numbers

In January each year, Homeschool Association directors send their homeschool enrollment numbers to the respective school districts. This is part of what the law requires here. So, while the districts […]

Is Kindergarten Optional?

Is Kindergarten optional in South Carolina? This is a discussion that has come up several times recently. I’ve talked before about compulsory attendance law, but several inaccuracies are still lingering. […]

A Treasure Hunt Homeschool Day

In a previous post, we talked about what “counts” as a school day. But, what does a homeschool school day look like? Here’s an example from a homeschooling dad in […]

Do Homeschoolers Get a Diploma in SC?

Do homeschoolers get a diploma in SC? If they don’t get a diploma, then how do they graduate? In a previous post, I discussed the buzzword “accredited” which is related […]

Homeschool Conferences, Conventions and Expos

Homeschool Conferences, Conventions and Expos–Oh my! If you’re new to homeschooling or new to South Carolina, conventions are a great way to get started homeschooling. They’re also great for experienced […]

Best Homeschool Advice for Newbies

I’ve been homeschooling a loooong time. I wish I had a time machine to go back to the beginning and tell myself some advice. I can’t though…I write this blog […]

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 […]

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 […]