Posts by: Kerry
Homeschool for a Second Year or Go Back to School?
I started homeschooling back when the word and idea were not widely known. Now that 10 percent of the U.S. population is homeschooling, I’m asked more and more by friends whether they should homeschool a second year or return to traditional schooling. A survey from the U.S. Census Bureau tells a fascinating story about the […]
Setting Homeschool Goals for Your Family
Planning homeschool goals and objectives isn’t always easy. I remember when we first started homeschooling, I had these grand plans for what we would accomplish throughout our first year. What I didn’t have was a concrete outline of our goals, therefore actioning on completing them was tough. I discovered, over time, that setting homeschool goals […]
Empower Your Children to Dream Big with Homeschooling
My son was that kid. The one who figured out how our Roku® worked, showed his dad and I how to use it, and even figured out how to bypass the parental controls…at age 8! By age 12 he had taught himself a couple different programming languages and had set up his own internet server. […]
5 Ways to Simplify Your Life Before the New Homeschool Year
Don’t look now, but the new homeschool year is edging closer! Even if we try hiding behind pool noodles, tall sunflowers, or even a picnic umbrella, it’s going to find us, eventually. So, we might as well wrap our heads around the idea and prepare. The best way I know to keep “back-to-homeschool overwhelm” from […]
Is There an Easier Way to Homeschool?
We were registered for kindergarten! We were so excited because our son had even gotten into the one year-round elementary school in our county via lottery, and after all the great things we’d heard about the principal and the teachers there, we were feeling really positive about the whole experience. Three months before the first […]