Category: Homeschool

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Feeling anxious about homeschooling your kids this year? I’m here to support you every step of the way!

Homeschooling can be an extremely rewarding experience for the whole family. Learning, growing, exploring, struggling and achieving goals together has the potential to draw families into a closer knit unit than ever before. Due to the fallout of COVID-19, many are contemplating homeschool as a valid option for the first time ever. Regardless of your reasons for homeschooling this year, it can feel very … Read More Feeling anxious about homeschooling your kids this year? I’m here to support you every step of the way!

Teaching Textbooks Curriculum Review and Giveaway: Don’t Miss This!!

Looking for a homeschool math curriculum (elementary through highschool) that makes learning fun and teaching, correcting and record keeping simple? Then you definitely want to check out Teaching Textbooks 3.0!! Watch the video to learn how you can win a year’s subscription (any level of your choice) for FREE!!!

New Video: 10 Ways to Save Big $$$ on Roadschool

Whether you homeschool on the road for a week or make a lifestyle of educational travel, roadschool doesn’t have to break the bank! Watch our latest video for some great money saving ideas for your next homeschool field trip!

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Roadschoolers Can’t Get Weighed Down by Books

Joe and I LOVE books. If there is anything I am tempted to hoard, it’s books. I love getting lost in a good story and learning new things from the experience of others. I even love the smell of books- I’m a NERD that way.   And no one can dispute the value of books from a learning standpoint.  As we have learned about our … Read More Roadschoolers Can’t Get Weighed Down by Books

Homeschool Curriculum Review: Apologia’s Exploring Creation With Science

Learning science is exciting and enjoyable when you find the right science curriculum for your family.  We used Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Science for six years and are so excited to share our experience with you! Enjoy!

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Winning at Time Management in Homeschool/Roadschool

  Approaching home education with purpose and meaning is a challenge.  There are so many choices to be made: curriculum, time management, extra curricular activities, education methods, field trips, social activities and the list goes on and on….  One of the most important decisions that parents will make in their approach to homeschool/roadschool is how to govern their time. Roadschool comes with its own … Read More Winning at Time Management in Homeschool/Roadschool

Looking at History With New Eyes

     Don’t get me wrong.  The journey along Highway 12 in Idaho is GORGEOUS!!! You can expect to see dense cedar forests, a beautiful river that hugs the highway, and a mountain ridge that hovers above.  Enormous boulders will arbitrarily appear in the middle of the small, swift river, evoking wonder as to their origin and possible casualties at their landing.  This is … Read More Looking at History With New Eyes

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What Math Can Teach Us About God

One of the things that I love about teaching homeschool is that it provides ample opportunities to see God’s character through the things that we are learning as a family. I didn’t always think this way. But a few years ago, Joe and I attended a homeschool conference and the keynote speaker, Voddie Baucham, really challenged parents: Everything that we learn in homeschool should … Read More What Math Can Teach Us About God

How To Afford Homeschool Curriculum

I am SO thankful that we have the ability to choose homeschool as a way to educate our children. I am deeply grateful to have this freedom. Homeschool regulations vary from state to state- some being highly regulated, while others are not regulated at all. I live in a state with minimal regulations, and again, I am very thankful to have the freedom to … Read More How To Afford Homeschool Curriculum

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Parent Retreat= Parent Treat

Last spring, Joe and I attended a Teach Them Diligently conference where we were delighted and surprised to see an old friend from our newlywed small group days. How fun!! Homeschooling can be tough, and it is disingenuous to suggest otherwise. Even the most passionate homeschool parent goes through seasons of discouragement. All kids struggle at times- whether with a specific subject, an area … Read More Parent Retreat= Parent Treat

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Time Saving Ideas for Homeschool

With each additional child, the time spent homeschooling every day increases exponentially for mom and/or dad. Homeschool begins with teaching kids at home, but that is not where homeschool ends. Not only do parents spend time teaching the kids, but they have to plan out their schoolwork and correct their finished schoolwork, just like a vocational teacher. If you are the minority homeschooling parent … Read More Time Saving Ideas for Homeschool

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Learning by “Catching”

One of the unexpected joys of homeschooling is watching our younger children learn from our older children. Sometimes, it’s on purpose. For example, I have had the older kids read to the younger kids (watch my latest YouTube video: How to Teach Kids to Read in Homeschool ). I have also had our oldest daughter teach grammar to our son. I found myself in … Read More Learning by “Catching”