How to Deal with Challenging People When you started homeschooling, did you think every person in your life would be supportive or at least genuinely open? Sometimes our greatest homeschooling challenge has nothing to do with which curriculum to use, but everything to do with the people in our lives. I have come across three… Read More Video: Homeschooling Challenges…People
It is that time of year again where I organize binders and complete reports for our Portfolio Review. Now for those of you who live in a state or county that requires Portfolio Reviews you know exactly what I am talking about. For those homeschooling families that have no clue what a Portfolio Review is,… Read More Unexpected Words at My Portfolio Review
As a busy homeschooling mom I have grown to appreciate and depend on the findings and creations of other moms, dads and teachers to help me out. One resource I use a lot is Schoolhouse Teachers. As I am planning my units and lessons I always check out the lessons, worksheets and videos they have. So… Read More Schoolhouse Teachers: A Trusty Resource
My morning ritual often starts with a struggle—a battle between Mind and Body. Each one very clear about what they think is best and each one extremely persuasive. Body reminds me how tired I am and how very good it simply feels to just be…lay in bed and simply be… Mind jumps in and reminds… Read More 5 Lessons I Learned as a Backstage Mom: My Hopes for Homeschooling in 2017
Dear Channie, I have been homeschooling my children ages 10, 7 and 6 for the past three years now. One of the biggest challenges I face is getting through the lessons in a timely fashion. It doesn’t matter if it is a lesson I am teaching or one they do on the computer…we always run out… Read More Dear Channie: I’m Running Out of Time!
Let me just say right from the start, Lourdes LOVES kindergarten!!! Seriously, I believe she has been waiting for this moment in her life for a long (ok…I know she is just four) time. She feels like such the big girl, being able to do things she sees her big sister do. I have been… Read More Lourdes’ Kindergarten Curriculum: 2016 ~2017
Children learn best when parents are greatly involved. Saturday morning came quicker that I wanted it to. Even though I woke up early, I still found myself rushing out of the house to the prayer breakfast. I am not exactly sure why I signed up to attend the breakfast this year, but I am so… Read More Begin With the End in Mind, And the End is…?