• Your Support Network

    I hope you’re not burnt out after taking in all the information you’ve read so far… Are you taking notes, at least? Good! Let’s move on. Anyone with kids knows that you need a support network. Someone, ANYONE that’s going to be able to understand what you’re going through when you’re feeling unsure of things. Trust me, homeschooling is NO…

  • Deschooling

    So you’re ready to homeschool. You’ve decided it’s the best decision for your family, and you have taken the steps to pull your children from their classrooms. What’s next? Nothing. You’re going to do nothing right now. In order for homeschooling to be a a fun and natural experience for your family, it’s important that you all forget everything you…

  • Your Homeschooling Style

    So now you know your child’s learningย style. Great! Now how are you going to use the ways in which they learn best, in order to facilitate learning? There are a bunch of homeschooling styles that you could use. Look over them, I’m sure you’ ll find an approach that stands out to you. Charlotte Mason Approach – This method of homeschooling…

  • Find Your Child’s Learning Style

    Here’s the deal with homeschooling. If you’re going to turn your back on the traditional style of schooling, you’ll need to make it worth while. How do you do that? You make sure that your child has the best possible chance of getting the best education possible. This is easily done by determining your child’s learning style. Most children lean naturally toward one…

  • Know Your State Laws

    One of the first questions people used to ask when we were first starting out was “is that legal”? It is absolutely legal in all 50 states for you to homeschool your own children. Homeschooling is regulated by the state, not the federal government, which means that you will need to look specifically at your state laws to find out what…

  • Getting Started With Homeschooling

    New to homeschooling?  The very idea of homeschooling can be overwhelming. There’s so much information out there. So much curriculum. So many different approaches. Where are you supposed to start? Stop. Breathe. You can do this. Learning takes place every day. You taught your child to walk and talk. If you have a toddler you can teach them to love…

  • Curriculum Choices 2014-2015

    Remember that time I decided what we would be using for this year? Yeah, well, I made a few light changes.  Don’t be surprised, don’t act like you’ve never done it before!!! In my last post I said we were leaving Heart of Dakota. Well here’s my mash-up of a replacement. I think I’ve got my mind made up on…

  • The Homeschooler’s Contract

    Before we moved to NorCal I took a good survey of the local private schools. I found two that I deemed worthy of even a glance, which upon further inspection, I narrowed down to one. It’s a cute school – tiny, African-centered, intensive, basically everything I’d want in a school. Of course, in the end we decided to continue homeschooling,…