5 Benefits of Homeschooling with the Public School

5 Benefits of Homeschooling with the Public School

When I started homeschooling, it wasn’t actually because I wanted to avoid sending my kids to public school. In fact, I loved my school growing up. My teachers were, and still are, some of my closest friends. I could not wait for the first day of school pictures,...
Homeschooling and Supporting a Child with a Chronic Illness

Homeschooling and Supporting a Child with a Chronic Illness

In the Beginning… It started small. A pain in her writing hand. Some pain in her feet. I brushed it aside. She was taking exams, of course her hand hurt! And her feet? Well, she has had flat feet (and all the associated problems) her entire life. I honestly...
Homeschooling with Depression: 5 Self-Care Tips

Homeschooling with Depression: 5 Self-Care Tips

Even in the best of circumstances, being a homeschool mom requires giving yourself lots of grace, right? But when you also struggle with depression, you need it even more. At least I know I do. I’ve dealt with depression since high school and have been treated for it...
7 Simple Strategies to Homeschool Gifted Kids Well

7 Simple Strategies to Homeschool Gifted Kids Well

Yes, you CAN homeschool gifted kids! In fact, you can do it quite well since homeschooling affords you the wonderful opportunity to meet unique needs perfectly. While each family’s situation certainly requires homeschooling to be tailored to specific needs,...
Do These Three Simple Exercises Before Math Lessons

Do These Three Simple Exercises Before Math Lessons

About ten years ago, I was struggling with teaching my son. He was language delayed and had several learning issues. At that time, he was undiagnosed and I was researching everything I could get my hands on to find something that would help him. I found a couple of...
Incorporating Mental Health into Homeschooling

Incorporating Mental Health into Homeschooling

Mental health conditions affect nearly five million children in the United States and can extend into adulthood. Childhood is a period of pivotal mental, emotional, and physical growth and development, making it an essential time to start discussing mental health....