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All Things In Order – Planning For A Successful Year

All Things In Order – Planning For A Successful Year

I often wonder what goes through the minds of my boys when I say, “We’ve got to get organized!” I seem to say that a lot. A plan for housework. A plan for classes. A plan for our finances. You get the picture. So what does organization look like when your children are in middle school or high school? It’s more than just a tidy...

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Five Advantages of taking CLEP Exams

Five Advantages of taking CLEP Exams

One of my favorite things about CLEP exams is that they OUT of the box - giving homeschoolers so much flexibility when it comes to earning dual credit.


Doodle While You Study

Doodle While You Study

If any of you homeschoolers out there are like me, you have a few textbooks and a few DOZEN notebooks filled with study notes on several pages, and doodles on all the rest. Yes, doodling was part of my homeschool growing up. My mom realized at some point – probably a few months or a year into homeschooling us (I was 10) – that if...

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Finding A Homeschool Cooperative For Your Teen

Finding A Homeschool Cooperative For Your Teen

We have enjoyed hosting a homeschool cooperative in our home for the past 7 years. In a co-op, families join together to share in the instruction of their students. Whether it’s a core subject, elective courses, or physical fitness, the goal is to work together. The word cooperative is defined as “involving mutual assistance in working toward a common goal”. That goal is the success...

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Help Your Teen Create Better Habits

Help Your Teen Create Better Habits

Aaaahhhh, summer. I love the smell of fresh cut grass, hamburgers on the grill, and gentle summer rainstorms. I also love the time I have during our summer break to reflect on the previous year and prepare for the fall. When I say that, the first thing that may come to mind is an academic review. After all, isn’t that the most important part of...

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Six Tools for Homeschool Science

Six Tools for Homeschool Science

Science is one of the most fun, yet also most challenging, subjects to teach in your homeschool. Here are six basic learning tools for any aspiring scientist to have on hand when learning about the wonders of our world.


Where to Find CLEP Practice Tests

Where to Find CLEP Practice Tests

Practice tests are some of our favorite things. They help us gauge where we are at, and it’s fun to see how well we can do! Here are the top places we look for practice tests online.


How to Create a Homeschool Budget

How to Create a Homeschool Budget

One of the best things about homeschooling is the ability to tailor it to your family’s individual needs. You can homeschool your teens based on their interests and learning styles, as well as your family’s beliefs and educational preferences. Did you know that a well planned budget can add to your family fun over your school months? Because many homeschooling families rely on just a...

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