It is easy to be so focused on taking the next step that you forget to look up and make sure you are still on the right path. Here’s a look at why it’s important to evaluate your journey on the homeschool path and how to avoid some dangers of not seeing the big picture.
I can’t fit it all in! Something will have to give…Oh, wait. I don’t have to fit it all. Learning does not happen only during the “school day.” Learning is a lifestyle. Learning happens all day, every day whether you plan it or not. Here are five ways you can create a lifestyle of learning for you and your children.
When I first started thinking about this post and what was essential for our homeschool to succeed, I thought I would be making a list of products and curriculum we love. However, when I actually started brainstorming my list it looked nothing like I thought it would. There were no references to supplies or curriculum, but instead focused on intangibles. These ten intangible homeschool essentials allow me to homeschool through difficult times, find joy in the process, and keep my homeschool on course.
I have had many people ask me if I like homeschooling. YES! I love homeschooling. My children learn in the way best for them (which is sometimes while hanging upside down). We can have lessons outside, in the morning, late at night, on a trip, basically anywhere and any time. I can be there to celebrate the highs and help them through the lows. But it’s not all smiles and
“Mom, we are going to the basement to sharpen our pencils.” I called as my brother and I went downstairs. We crossed the room and entered our aunt’s basement apartment; then we froze in fear. There was a lump under the covers on her bed. In my seven-year-old imagination, someone was under those covers waiting to jump out and grab my brother and me. Instead of running out of