Kanban your Kids: Chore Charts that Work 

Last week, I decided, again, that I needed a new way to tell the kids to do their chores. My husband thought a kanban board might help, so we gave it a try. Here is how we modified this business strategy to work in our home.

Homeschooling and Victory Gardening

Victory gardening was the cool thing to do in the 1940s. And now it is back! Is this the perfect way to add some science and life skills to your homeschooling? It’s worth a shot!

Social Distancing Challenge

My homeschool friends, I want you to know, we’ve got this. You are more prepared than you realize to cope with this strange situation.

Attention Emergency Homeschoolers

Welcome to homeschooling! I’m sorry you were forced into this. I’m here to share some secrets and tricks of the trade with you. Don’t worry, I won’t get kicked out of the club or anything.

Homeschooling With Dysgraphia, A Survivor’s Tale

Rae has dysgraphia and couldn’t write her name until she was 7. She did every single writing lesson “late.” She didn’t write an essay until she was 16. But she was able to get A’s on essays in college at 17. This is how homeschooling helped her get there.

Should You Homeschool Online?

Just sitting your kid at the computer to homeschool is perhaps the most tempting offer there is after a hard day of lessons. But, is it right for your child? Is it a good fit for you, as an educator? Not necessarily. Every family is different, but here are some things to consider.

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!