So, You’re a Homeschooler Now

So, You’re a Homeschooler Now

The ranks of the homeschooling have grown exponentially in the last, well, yesterday. Maybe you find yourself making a face like Saint Anne here 😒. As an accidental homeschooler myself (for the past twelve years) I figured I’d share a few tips on how we manage...

The Secret to Teaching Kids to Read is . . .

The Secret to Teaching Kids to Read is . . .

The secret part is step number four, which involves understanding that not all kids start reading as early as you've been led to believe. But since there are five steps that I've followed to get my kids reading, I figure we should probably start with number one. 1....

Uniforms for Homeschool? Three reasons why we do.

Uniforms for Homeschool? Three reasons why we do.

If you are like many people who follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you are wondering what is up with my kids wearing uniforms for homeschool. I know. I know. It seems somehow un-homeschoolish, doesn't it? Maybe not wanting to stress about if you and your kids are...

Homeschooling is a Scary Proposition

Homeschooling is a Scary Proposition

It's the last installment of homeschool week on the blog. For earlier posts see here and here and here. Today we'll be looking at some obstacles to homeschooling, and how to overcome them, if you feel like homeschooling is something you'd like to try. The question: Hi...

Homeschooling for Beginners

Homeschooling for Beginners

All this week, I'm sharing questions I've received from readers about homeschooling, and my answers to those questions. Just in case they might help you decide if homeschooling is right for your family. See the first installment here. Today's question is all about...

See Me Homeschool

See Me Homeschool

It's a blog hop, y'all. The lovely Micaela of California to Korea and Theresa of Ordinary Lovely have invited me to share a homeschooling day in photos . . . only. No lengthy descriptions, no captions. It nearly killed me. But here it is. I took these photos last...

Maybe Homeschooling Isn’t For Me?

Maybe Homeschooling Isn’t For Me?

MAILBAG TIME! Question: My oldest is now approaching Kindergarten age and, honestly, I am getting cold feet about the whole homeschooling thing. Sending him to a Catholic school nearby is oh-so-tempting. Even though I'm drawn to it, the whole homeschool thing is very...

A Homeschooling How We Roll

A Homeschooling How We Roll

I'm over at California to Korea today, where my friend Micaela interviewed me about my homeschooling style as part of her How I Homeschool series. So, head on over there to find out my answers to questions about my one sentence Homeschool Philosophy, the ONE Mother of...

Blog in a Blink

Blog in a Blink

Monica from Equipping Catholic Families was one of the first friends I made in the blog world. We've got lots in common, including Catholic faith, general craftiness (but she's got me beat), and youngest sons sent by God to ensure our humility! If you were around for...

Prima Latina Lesson Quizzes

Prima Latina Lesson Quizzes

My third trimester nest-iness is manifesting itself in manic attempts to hyper-organize our homeschool stuff. With four kids in four different grades, plus two littles, plus me needing an afternoon nap (NEED the nap) I often find it hard to find the time to give the...

Why I Homeschool Like That

Why I Homeschool Like That

Unless you were homeschooled yourself (which I wasn't) the decision to homeschool your own kids can feel overwhelming in a thousand different ways. It's easy to look at a really easy-going homeschooling Mom and say, "I couldn't live like that, I need order and...

Standardized Tests: Psst . . . Your Agenda is Showing

Standardized Tests: Psst . . . Your Agenda is Showing

My kids are homeschooled.  The reasons I began homeschooling are various and ignoble and you can read more about them here.  But not a year goes by when I don't find another big reason to like it.   The most recent came as I was administering the Terra Nova...

The Secret Truth About Why I Homeschool

The Secret Truth About Why I Homeschool

A pretty standard response to "regular" people finding out that I homeschool is, "Wow, you're amazing, I could never do that." I never know how to respond in person.  So I'm going to do it here instead.  I'm going to let you all in on a little secret.  The REAL reason...

Homeschool Holiday

Homeschool Holiday

Our "School Table" up until yesterday And mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again . . . Well, it's happened, school has started again.  But, as a homeschool mom, I have to say that my perspective on school vacations may be a bit different than the folks...

How Butter Proves the Existence of God

How Butter Proves the Existence of God

The existence of God is proved by the existence of butter, and not (just) because it's so tasty.     I was raised in the suburbs, with very little concept of where food came from.  Although I remember earning my "I milked a cow at the Del Mar...

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