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 […]

Upcountry Homeschool Association

Upcountry Homeschool Association (UHA) is a 3rd Option Accountability group in South Carolina. Here’s a look at some of the services they offer. Note: The information provided here is for reference only. The association prices and services may have changed since this post was updated. “Our mission is simple, wanting families to enjoy the freedom to educate […]

SC Agritourism Passport

The Agritourism Passport is fun way to experience many more farms across South Carolina. In another post, I talked about the various regions of SC. This program highlights a variety of farm opportunities in each region, including crop mazes, u-picks, hayrides, wineries and petting zoos. What a great way for homeschoolers to explore South Carolina […]

School Choice: Why Homeschool?

National School Choice Week is a celebration every year in the last week of January. It’s a non-partisan initiative to raise public awareness about educational options, while underscoring the need for even more opportunities. As part of National School Choice week, we’re celebrating the many reasons why homeschool. School Choice: Why Homeschool? We love homeschooling. […]

Tax Breaks, Funding and Homeschoolers, Oh My!

This time of year, everyone wants to know “do homeschoolers get a tax break?” The short answer is nope. Whenever this issue comes up here in South Carolina, homeschoolers are divided. Some favor it. Others oppose it. So, let’s talk about tax breaks. Let’s talk about terminology. When we talk about tax breaks, we use a variety of terms. Tax […]

Homeschoolers Participate in School Choice Week

I believe in preserving and promoting homeschooling. I believe in elevating homeschooling to the best it can be. That’s why I started this blog in the first place. Home education is an excellence option we have for our children. National School Choice Week is a celebration every year in the last week of January. It’s […]

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 […]

Holiday STEM Challenge

Here’s your Holiday STEM Challenge. The challenge, should you accept it, is Engineering your own Gingerbread House. Ok, it’s a graham cracker house. But, the results are really amazing. And totally delicious. Gather your supplies and issue a few basic instructions. Try the challenge yourself along with students. Each year we do this project, we […]

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 […]

Math Resources for Homeschoolers

Math. It strikes fear into the heart of many a home educator. How do you teach math? What Math resources will work for you? But, what works for you may not work for your student. And what works for one student may not work for the next one. Maybe you’re not sure where to start. […]

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