Tag: parenting

Writing Your Homeschooling Epic

Writing Your Homeschooling Epic

I sit in the rocking chair, feeling it envelope me with its cushiony softness.   As my foot gently pushes the chair, back and forth, back and forth, I wrap my cold hands around the warm coffee mug. The sunlight is streaming in, blanketing me 

A Different Way to Look At Socialization in Homeschooling

A Different Way to Look At Socialization in Homeschooling

“What about socialization?”   She looks at me, wonderment in her eye, unsure of what I’m going to say. Unsure of what she’s asking.   She really wants to know, is curious, yet concerned for my kids. I stop for a second and gather my 

When You’re Hurting At Christmas

When You’re Hurting At Christmas

I drive the car into the parking lot, his lanky frame, dressed in black, waits. My heart feels heavy as he opens the door and quietly gets in. My husband asks how he’s doing and I listen to their exchange. My son. He’s 15 now 

5 Temptations of the Introverted Homeschool Mom

5 Temptations of the Introverted Homeschool Mom

I am proud to be an introvert, although I didn’t always feel this way. When I was younger, in my 20’s, I thought there was something wrong with me. I may not even have really known that I was an introvert. I wanted to have 

Part 3: Simple Ways to Homeschool for High School with No Curriculum

Part 3: Simple Ways to Homeschool for High School with No Curriculum

High school.   The thought of homeschool for high school can be one of doubt, striking dread and uncertainty in even the most seasoned homeschool mom. But it doesn’t have to be this way!   You can homeschool for high school and be successful at 

Part 2: Choosing High School Homeschool Curriculum Like a Boss

Part 2: Choosing High School Homeschool Curriculum Like a Boss

Welcome to the second post in my Homeschool High School Series!   Let’s talk high school homeschool curriculum!   In the homeschool world of curriculum, there is no shortage! You will find anything you need for any style of learning, personality, time or any other 

Part 1: How You Can Fearlessly Homeschool High School

Part 1: How You Can Fearlessly Homeschool High School

Can you homeschool your teenager?   Should you even try to homeschool high school?   What about just starting in high school?   The short answer to these questions is yes! Yes, you can homeschool your teenager and you should. You can start in highschool 

Effortless Self Care Ideas for Homeschool Moms

Effortless Self Care Ideas for Homeschool Moms

Self care.   An elusive concept in the mommy years.   So much of what we do is for others, and we love it.   When your baby takes her first steps or your 4 year old learns how to read or your 11 year 

Gift Ideas for Your Homesteading Child

Gift Ideas for Your Homesteading Child

The holidays are here!   While part of my blog’s purpose is to teach you how to homestead on the cheap, sometimes we do need to spend some money. The holidays (and birthdays) are the perfect time to splurge on some must needed items, while