Will Homeschooling High School Put My Child At A Disadvantage?

When we started homeschooling a decade ago, I thought that homeschooling high school would be out of the question. I truly believed that it would put my boys at a disadvantage. Turns out, I was wrong. Last week, my son received his first acceptance letter to one of the four year colleges he applied to. He was not only accepted, […]

14 Important Ways To Help A Struggling Anxious Reader

My son is twelve years old. I clearly remember him in his sweet little preschool classroom at four years old. He loved the arts, the crafts, the playtime and the other children. But the letters, the writing his name, the sounds? Not so much. Even back then, it was obvious that reading was not his strength. He has struggled with […]

As Homeschool Days Turn Into Homeschool Years

My oldest son completed applications to five different four-year colleges last week. He did it completely on his own, researching the various campuses and the accommodations they provide.  It still floors me, just thinking about it. The truth is, I did not think this would be a viable option for him. I’ve spent years stressing the value of trade schools […]

What You Need To Do When Your Child Has Differences

This is the very best advice I can possibly share. This is what you need to do when your child has differences. I began watching a docu-series on YouTube last week, all about different families raising children with varying differences and special needs. The single mom with three kiddos on the spectrum. The 18 year old girl with significant learning […]

An Elementary Ocean Life Book Perfect For Interest-Led Science

I want to introduce you to an ocean life book perfect for interest-led science. My boys love it! It is rare to find homeschooling resources that perfectly align with your children’s interests and fit into your family dynamic. In fact, in our ten years of learning at home, I can only think of a handful of options that I would […]

What It’s Really Like When Your Child Is Below Grade Level

I know it shouldn’t matter so much, but the truth is, my child isn’t at grade level and it’s really difficult sometimes.  “He is reading at a first-grade level now,” I said to the doctor, holding my breath. “What?” she said with a mix of surprise and concern. “At his age?” I paused for a moment and decided to ignore the […]

Homeschool Mom Life: I’m Either Freaked Out Or Checked Out!

Sometimes homeschooling can make even the most experienced of us a little crazy. For example, I find that one of my greatest homeschool mom life difficulties  involves the endless pendulum swing between feeling freaked out about my sons’ education or totally checked out. Let me explain… Another homeschool mom and I were talking about how hard homeschooling has been in […]