Homeschooling Through a Mental Health Crisis

So your child is struggling right now with anxiety, depression or another form of mental illness. Maybe you always homeschooled, or maybe this mental health crisis has led you to homeschool. Either way, here you are now, wondering what you do.

Homeschooling: Going all the way!

I’ll admit it, when I started homeschooling, I thought it was a temporary thing. I never thought we’d last. I am honestly amazed that we homeschooled all the way.

Reading, Writing and Spelling

After homeschooling 3 kids for over a dozen years, and working with many more, I can honestly tell you that the idea your child should be reading, writing and spelling all on a single “grade level” is a HUGE lie. Each of these skills is individual and develops in its own time and in its own way for each child.

Homeschool Uniforms?

Do homeschoolers ever wear uniforms? Yes, sometimes, and there are several to choose from. As the principal and headteacher, you get to decide!

A Homeschooler’s New Year’s Resolutions

Homeschooling parents have a unique set of challenges. Balancing educational needs with creating good humans, all while not losing our own mind is hard. You have enough to do. So I am going to write your New Year’s Resolutions for you!

Quick Question: What is copy work?

Copy work is mentioned in many places in the homeschooling world. It is even included in most Five Senses Literature Lessons programs. Copy work means you select a word, sentence, or passage from a book and have your child copy it. As an occupational therapist, I am a huge fan of copy work!

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, which makes it a wonderful time of year to teach your homeschooled child about Native Americans. If you are interested in celebrating Native American Heritage Month, here are some ideas you can do with your family.

How to Get a Great Music Education at Home

We all have seen the research that says teaching children music has amazing benefits. Therefore, most of us want to provide some music education in our homeschool. But how do we do that on a budget?

BPSA — Scouting for All

BPSA is a scouting program that welcomes all kids to try traditional scouting skills. Our group has been an essential part of my children’s education. Let me tell you how…