Homeschool eBook Winners and Our Homeschool Plans

Thought you might want to know the winners of last weeks You Can Do It Too: 25 homeschool families share their stories eBook giveaway: #14- Kelly said: I am a teacher turned stay-at-home mom, and the idea of home schooling has always scared me just a little. I have seen it done well….and not so well. I feel as though God may be calling me in this direction, but I have so many questions, just like everyone else. We live in a small town, far from […]

A Homeschooling Conversation with Susan Wise Bauer: Frustrated Kids, Making Changes, and When It’s Time for a Break

The other week, I shared the first of this two-part interview with Susan Wise Bauer. She is the author of Story of the World, co-author of The Well Trained Mind, and she runs Peace Hill Press, which puts out a number of very popular homeschooling curriculum. This is the continuation of that interview, as I (along with Tsh, Heidi, Jessica and Mandi) discuss some of the ins and outs of homeschooling. Knowing when to switch to a new curriculum, finding what works for your child, […]

A Homeschooling Conversation with Susan Wise Bauer: Advice for Newbies, Curriculum and Terrible, No-Good Days

Ever wished you could have your homeschooling questions answered by someone far more experienced than yourself? Me too. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to do just that. Together with four sweet blogging friends (Tsh, Jessica, Mandi and Heidi, as well as the amazing Sarah Park), I travelled to Williamsburg, VA to meet Susan Wise Bauer. We were treated to a beautiful and luxurious stay at a Bed & Breakfast, spent time touring Colonial Williamsburg, and simply enjoyed one another’s friendship. Talking, talking and […]

Why Our Family Leans Towards Classical Education

If you currently homeschool, or have spent any amount of time looking into it, you’ll know that there is a veritable smorgasbord of theories and methods out there. For our family, although we still throw in a few eclectic options and have also been influenced by educators like Charlotte Mason, we tend towards a Classical education approach. Classical education places primary importance on the fundamentals of learning, and there is a certain rigor and discipline about it, with a focus on developing character and virtue. It is […]

Seven Strategies for Home Schooling Moms

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Guest Writer When my oldest child was three years old, I began one of the most exciting and stretching challenges of my life.  I started home schooling.  Fifteen years later, I am teaching children in the 9th, 6th, 4th, 2nd, and 1st grades along with two toddlers.  And that 3 year old?  He’s almost 18 and will be graduating in the spring…from college! I’ve fumbled my way along over the years…trying all kinds of different curriculum, styles, schedules, etc., and I’ve […]

1000th Post Party Giveaway: 5 Homestead Blessings Videos and $25 Gift Certificate from FBS Books

As a homeschooling mom myself, I’ve found that it’s not always easy to find all of the curriculum and resources that you’re looking for in one place. So it was wonderful to realize that one of my current advertisers, FBS Books, not only has almost all of the curriculum that I have chosen for our next school year, but they even carry the one resource that I couldn’t find anywhere else! (It’s Leagues and Legends— geography for early elementary students, in case you were wondering) […]