Abuse Awareness Month

April is abuse awareness month. Join us in focusing on preventing abuse before it escalates by promoting Pinwheels for Prevention. This blog was born because of a legislation that proposed to supposedly prevent child abusers from “hiding” under South Carolina’s homeschool law. Now, it the time for the homeschool community to consider these concerns and […]

The Dreaded Homeschool Audit Scenario

We’ve talked a lot about homeschool record keeping requirements. But, let’s consider the dreaded possiblity of a homeschool audit. When can the “state” look at your records and why? There’s a fear-factor in homeschooling circles that your homeschool records can be audited. Like a random official who knows nothing about education or homeschooling will knock […]

Child Advocacy Summit at Harvard

My social networks have been buzzing with some recent news about a Child Advocacy Summit at Harvard. It’s a “crisis” that affects our homeschool rights. I have some thoughts about it that I’ve collected into a blog post not just sprinkled around the social forums. It’s ok if you disagree with me. Please discuss it […]

California Legislation Affects Us Too

I’ve been mildly obsessed with the legislation that has come since the Turpin story broke in January. It’s so similar to what happened here in South Carolina in 2013–when this blog was born. Except this time, the foundation example was actually registered as homeschoolers in their state. I’ve been following along on the legislation updates […]

That’s NOT Homeschooling–It’s Abuse

“How could something like this happen?” I wondered. The news anchor narrated a horrible scenario of abuse. Malnourished children living in filth and chained to their beds. Video footage reinforced each shocking detail on the screen. I crossed my fingers and whispered, “Please don’t say homeschool. Please don’t say homeschool.” The anchor concluded, “And they […]

Shining the Spotlight on 3rd Option

Today, I’m shining the spotlight on 3rd Option Accountability. Who ever heard of 3rd Option? And what do 3rd Option directors do anyway? Well, we’re here–and actually the majority of homeschoolers in South Carolina utilize 3rd Option Associations. Spotlight 3rd Option In previous posts, we have talked about the homeschool enrollment numbers. Still, there remains a public misconception that […]

20 Random Facts about Me

Hi! I’m the old gal behind the blog. I thought it would be nice to share a bit more details about me–that you might not know already. Here’s 20 random facts about me: I compulsively crush candy–and I need you to send me more lives, please. I’m not a morning person, even though I’m often awake […]

Stop Interrupting Kids

Yesterday I googled the phrase “stop interrupting kids“.  The results were ALL about how to get children to stop interrupting. Then I searched specifically for “how to get adults to stop interrupting kids.” Still nothing!  So I simplified it to:  “adults interrupting kids.” Yet all the results had the scenario reversed. They were about how to stop children from interrupting adults. […]

Conversation Resources

Good conversation takes practice. Some of us were raised with the method that “children are to be seen and not heard”. Some may be natural talkers prone toward dominating conversations. While others may be more introverted, just trying to get a word in edge-wise. Toss in the new trends in technology, we find ourselves more […]

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