Facebook and Yahoo Online Support Groups

Online support groups are a great resource for your homeschool. Many of them are free or very low cost to join. These Facebook and Yahoo groups are listed her in alphabetical order, to facilitate the page editors being able to add groups more easily. Locations are included in the description to help you find the […]

Help! My Child Wants to Go Back to School

Help! My child wants to go back to school! What happens when your child doesn’t like the changes and just wants to go back to school? You’re just a few weeks into your homeschooling–and you’re not sure if this was the right move. My Child Wants to Go Back To School Sometimes it’s actually the […]

Above and Beyond the Minimums

In a previous post, we discussed the minimum requirements of the law are enough. But, I also believe in inspiring excellence in one another, above and beyond the minimums of what the law require. In my opinion, the homeschool law is very common sense stuff that you would want to do anyway. Even if the […]

I Put My Child Back into Public School

I put my child back in public school. I’ve talked before about how to re-enroll in a public school. But, today I’d like to talk about *why* I decided to put my child into public school. Just one child, while I continued to homeschool the other two. Homeschooling isn’t for every one. It might not […]

Falling Behind in Homeschooling

What do you do when you’re falling behind in homeschooling? What does it mean to be “behind” anyway? I hear this idea being discussed often, so let’s talk about falling behind. We want our children to thrive and be successful in education. Yet, somehow parents often feel inadequate to make that happen. We look to […]

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 […]

2 Types of Boredom

When you first start homeschooling, you need to take some time to deschool. Deschooling is letting go of your preconceived ideas about education. Let’s consider two types of boredom that we bring with us from our “schoolish” mindset. Image by Pexels from Pixabay The schoolish mindset says that we need to tell kids what to […]

Yes, You CAN Homeschool

Are you interested in homeschooling? Got questions…we’ve got answers! Yes, YOU can homeschool! Several local homeschool experienced homeschoolers recently gathered for a panel discussion about homeschooling. Most of us have never met in real-life–we just met as social media contacts. I’m not sure how much experience it takes to be called “a veteran homeschooler.” Because […]

Homeschool Uniforms

If you’re going to homeschool, you need to find your style…and do it in style. Here’s a quick start introduction to homeschool uniforms. Especially for the quarantine days. When I started homeschooling umpteen years ago, fashionable homeschool moms were rocking the jean jumper dress and a pony tail. Now a days, we’re rocking the messy […]

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 homeschooling. We’re opening the lines of communications that could move public perceptions toward normalizing homeschooling. Homeschooling has been legal for decades. Yet, those of us […]

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