Tips & Inspiration

The Four Components of Really Good Writing

The Four Components of Really Good Writing

This is a guest post by Jennifer Courtney. Is our entire civilization in danger because of our impoverished language? Is text speak a sign that we are losing the ability to construct and communicate complex ideas through written language? In a philosophy class, I led a group of high school students to come up with…

How to Get Scholarships to Ivy League Schools

How to Get Scholarships to Ivy League Schools

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Hartley. College tuition has increased almost 500% over the last twenty years, causing many families to conclude that a college degree is out of reach. While the sticker shock can be intimidating at first, there are many ways to approach the process strategically and intentionally so that the…

The “Real World of College”

The “Real World of College”

A guest post by Dr. Brian D. Ray, Ph.D. Okay, it appears that the homeschooled students score well above average on achievement tests in elementary school and high school. And I am willing to concede my experience and research I have read suggest they seem to know how to get along with others— that is,…

Your Homeschool Toolbox

Your Homeschool Toolbox

A Toolbox of Strategies to Balance Home Life, Home School, and Home Business Time is our most priceless resource. It’s the one thing we can’t get any more of. No one will ever have more than twenty-four hours in a day . . . but some people use their time much more efficiently and effectively…

I’m a Homeschool Graduate… Now What?!?

I’m a Homeschool Graduate… Now What?!?

  At times, it seemed like it would never end. Week after week, month after month, grade after grade—surely my home education would last forever, I thought. As a child, I wanted to finish my schoolwork as quickly as possible so that I could play. As a teen in homeschool high school, I had writing…

The Pros & Cons of Cursive Handwriting

The Pros & Cons of Cursive Handwriting

Do your kids know how to write cursive? Do you think it’s important for kids to learn cursive? The Argument to Teach Cursive Some parents and educators want cursive handwriting to be included in students’ lessons. Here’s what they said about that: How will they ever be able to read historical documents such as the…

How to Set up a Homeschool With Very Little Space

How to Set up a Homeschool With Very Little Space

  You don’t need a whole lot of space to homeschool. One of the beauties of homeschooling is that you can make it work for your unique situation. You don’t need huge desks or bulky bookcases. Instead, the main things you need are creativity and a willingness to adapt. Here are some tips for setting…

How to Go from the ABCs to Learning to Read

How to Go from the ABCs to Learning to Read

  Learning to read isn’t something that happens overnight for most kids. In fact, it takes hard work and dedication to go from learning the ABCs to learning to read. If your child is in the stage of learning their alphabet and they are eager to learn how to read, then these tips are for…

Getting Ready for Homeschooling

Getting Ready for Homeschooling

  Now that the decision is all set up and you and your kids are preparing for this new chapter in your lives, the next thing to think about is how or where to get ideas and resources to help your kids’ studies. Here are some tips to know where and how to get those…

Five Reasons Kids Who Were Adopted May Benefit from Homeschooling

Five Reasons Kids Who Were Adopted May Benefit from Homeschooling

I used to be one of the moms who claimed I would never homeschool. I only knew a few homeschooled kids growing up and they were socially awkward, never fitting in with the rest of us. I didn’t want my children to feel excluded, nor did I wish for them to be labeled or stereotyped…