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...
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.
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...
Ever confused about the terms related to dual credit? Well, we’re trying to make it easier by listing the basics everyone should know.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
If your teen wants to be successful in their job this summer, review this list with them. If they aren’t ready for a job yet, this list may be a good conversation starter for skills they need to develop now!
It’s such a challenge to love our teens through their decisions when we foresee danger or difficulty in them. In part two, Kay explains what she and her husband have learned - including the topics of technology and friendships.
Parenting teens can be crazy hard, crazy rewarding, and just plain crazy too. This two-part series deals with our response as parents to the times when our teens make decisions that aren’t what we expected.