Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I want to share this free Thanksgiving online digital unit study from Beth Napoli, the Techie Homeschool [Read more…]
Are you anxious about homeschooling high school? Maybe you’re already doing it but you have no earthly idea how to keep up with the grading or record keeping.
I’m a seasoned homeschool mom of four, having graduated my two oldest daughters and continuing to homeschool my younger two. Like many, I was intimidated by the thought of homeschooling high school, especially those dreaded transcripts.
It’s the beginning of a new homeschool year for us and we’re already in the full swing of things.
Each new year, we start off slowly and really try to enjoy it. On the first day, we pull out all the school books and supplies and sit together taking in all the sights and smells of our new things. Come on now, you know you love the smell of new books, I sure do.
We try to enjoy our first week as much as possible and then proceed to do only a few subjects a day. By the second week, the kids are completing each subject and we continue to tweak our schedule.
Homeschooling is one of those wonderful blessings that presents constant opportunities for growth and change. Homeschooling an anxious child, well, that can just rock your world!
Anxiety is a very real disorder, adrenaline kicks in and suddenly your child becomes out of control and no longer thinks clearly. No matter what you say or do your child will either resist you or he will shut down altogether. This is the fight or flight response caused by adrenaline.
However challenging, there are ways to homeschool an anxious child. It’s going to take work on your part. You’ll need to study your child and always remember to not take your child’s behavior or tantrums personally. You’re going to have to be a lot more flexible and patient but you can do it. [Read more…]
As I prepare for a new homeschool year I’ve been thinking a lot about my life as a homeschool mom. I have two adult children now and two still in our homeschool.
As most Moms do from time to time, I’ve found myself reflecting back over the years, thinking about the fun things I did with my kids when they were little, the sweet memories that I’ll cherish forever, and the way they’ve grown and matured and then B-A-M! I get hit with all the things I think I’ve done wrong or all the ways I think I’ve failed them.
If you’ve been homeschooling for any length of time I would guess you’ve thought about quitting at some point. You may even be so burnt out right now that you can’t imagine how you’ll continue another day.
This is my guest post, originally shared on Busy Boys Brigade, which is now Rock Your Homeschool. I didn’t want any of my readers to miss this post so I’m making it available here. Be sure to visit Amy Milcic’s amazing blog Rock Your Homeschool.
When I began homeschooling 16 years ago I had idealistic expectations about how it would be. I planned everything in great detail and purchased all of our supplies for our first year. I was nervous but excited and I even memorized answers to every absurd question I would get from others about why I would want to homeschool. [Read more…]
Are you currently homeschooling? Have you been feeling tired, worn out or ready to quit?
Maybe you’re just getting started and you’re not quite sure what you got yourself into.
Whether you fit the first category or the latter you’ll want to join me over at Amy Milcic’s blog Busy Boys Brigade, where I’m sharing how you can find the abundant joy to continue homeschooling and to finish strong.
I share my experiences and some insights of what I’ve learned through my 16 years of homeschooling.
Amy has been hosting 20 Days of Home Schooling Encouragement where homeschool moms are sharing their hearts and their advice based on experience.
I’ll know you’ll be encouraged and these great posts will help you get ready for a great homeschool year.
So head on over, check out my post and spend time reading the others. You will be blessed.
Do you know what time of year it is? It’s the end of our school year!
Whoo hoo! This is definitely a time for celebration.
This is the end of my 16th year of homeschooling and quite frankly I’m feeling pretty good about it.
My kids are 21, 18, 15, and almost 9. My two older girls were homeschooled through graduation with the exception of my oldest who spent her Kindergarten year at public school.
I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned along the way. This is not an exhaustive list by any means but just a few things that might help if you’re just starting out or maybe you’ve been homeschooling for a long time and just need to be reminded. [Read more…]