In Defense of “School at Home”

In Defense of “School at Home”

“Remember: it’s homeschooling, not school at home.” If I’ve heard or read this once, I’ve heard or read it a thousand times. And I think it’s stupid. Don’t get me wrong; I do believe the people that spout this like gospel have good intentions. They believe...
Homeschooling in a Large Family with a Wide Age Spread

Homeschooling in a Large Family with a Wide Age Spread

Home educating in a large family has its challenges, add in several children over a wide age spread and life is never dull, though it certainly is hugely rewarding. My husband and I have ten children; they range from 25 to 5 years. They have always been educated at...
3 Highly Effective Ways to Motivate Learning in Your Homeschool

3 Highly Effective Ways to Motivate Learning in Your Homeschool

Although homeschooling is fun and enjoyable for the most part, there are seasons when no one wants to do a thing. As the sole educator, you may fear that you will never figure out how to motivate learning in your homeschool again. Fear not, dear mom, we are going to...
Roadschooling – The Ultimate Homeschool Adventure

Roadschooling – The Ultimate Homeschool Adventure

One of our favorite ways of learning is through roadschooling. Taking our kids on the road gives us so many real world experiences. “But, I don’t live in an RV!”, you say. Well, I don’t think this is a problem at all. In fact, I believe that any one who homeschools...
How to Turn Any Subject Into a Homeschool Unit Study

How to Turn Any Subject Into a Homeschool Unit Study

Some of you may be wondering what a unit study is? A unit study is an approach to teaching that is popular among homeschoolers. Instead of teaching many subjects in isolation, you choose a theme and weave the learning of many subjects through one topic. Let’s say you...
The Strengths and Weaknesses of 5 Common Homeschool Methods

The Strengths and Weaknesses of 5 Common Homeschool Methods

This post may contain affiliate links which allows the author to make a commission off product recommendations at no cost to the reader. When people find out that I homeschool, I often get asked what kind of curriculum do I use. They wonder if all homeschoolers use...