• Encouragement
  • How not to Lose Your Focus in Life’s Chaos!


      Life can be crazy. Chaos happens. But, it doesn’t have to get your home school off track. With our family of 8 we’ve been through this many times. Sickness, moving, or life events can all cause a serious disruption of home school life. Yet, it doesn’t have to blur our focus from what’s important. […]

  • Home Education
  • Need something different? Start homeschooling!

    Momschool january

    So, from what I’ve seen the statistics show that most people change from traditional schooling to homeschooling in the month of October and January. I’m sure we can all guess as to the timing of that… perhaps a bit disgruntled? I’ve had many people ask if it is even possible. Definitely! In any case, starting […]

  • Home Education
  • Am I qualified to teach my Children?

    momschool am i qualified

    Are you wanting to homeschool but just doubting if you have what it takes? Perhaps you’re worried because you didn’t do so well in school yourself. Teaching is not an exacting science. In fact, the best teachers are the ones with a heart to teach. Research has clearly shown that there is no direct correlation […]

  • Curriculum
  • Top 5 Self Learner Tips

    homeschool learners

    I posted recently that we were going to incorporate some new ideas into this year’s homeschool education. With six chidren, it is always a struggle to stay on top of everything. Yet, in most every area of my life – I am on a constant search for methods, practices, gadgets, apps, etc. that will make […]

  • Encouragement
  • Using Life Experience to Teach

    I must admit, I believe homeschooling is an awesome way to teach. Are you asking why? I’d love to share why…I believe it is simply because teaching doesn’t stop after you finish your studies. Teaching and learning is a lifestyle. When you plan your grocery list for the week, do you involve your children? You can teach […]

  • Current Events
  • 10 great Summer Home school Ideas

    Summer ideas

    Not everyone agrees about school in the summer. Even I don’t agree with myself sometimes… (that’s a problem, huh?) I don’t know about you, but when summer rolls around I really really need a break! So, typically our summertime is just that – a break for mom. However, the kids do keep their brains active […]

  • Curriculum
  • Homeschooling Second Grade

    Second grade

    Second grade… definitely a magic year! I have always loved teaching 2nd grade, but do I say that about every grade? hmm… maybe! Of course, second grade is a year full of big things. Students are becoming more advanced and fluent readers, math skills are being sharpened daily, writing often moves to cursive (if you […]

  • Curriculum
  • How do I begin homeschooling?

    The best place to start when considering homeschooling, is to check out your state’s homeschool laws. Each state has different laws concerning homeschoolers. To be honest, most states are really quite homeschool friendly… but there are a few that can really put a homeschool family through the ringer! Of course, my first stop when helping […]

  • Current Events
  • The Power of Praise


    In my days as a private school administrator, I cannot guess how many times I heard parents tell me that their child was gifted and they thought… once enrolled, the child would simply need to be advanced a grade. It is funny, but most of those children were just good, healthy, “normal”, yet wonderful children. […]

  • Curriculum
  • Does your Education FIT?


    For most of us, there was something about typical education that just didn’t fit. For whatever reason, we felt that we needed something different for our children’s education. Education is all about a good fit. Like a pair of shoes that may be too tight – you want to get out of those as quickly […]