When I first started homeschooling I made a binder for all of our records and plans. Oh, it was a beautiful binder! It had tabs for each subject. It had the state standards printed out. It was perfect. Perfect. I also had a beautiful little daily scheduling system. There was laminating, … [Read more...]
Getting Started Homeschooling
Maybe you've thought about homeschooling for a while, or maybe the option has just hit you in the face for some reason. You know that you have what it takes to homeschool, but the "how" is still pretty foggy. First, take a deep breath. The number of choices involved when you start homeschooling … [Read more...]
Sonlight or Bookshark: What’s a Progressive Christian Homeschooler to do?
It seemed like the world started dividing everybody up as soon as I got pregnant with my first child: breast or bottle? Cosleeping or crib? Home or working, or working from home? It got a little worse when we decided to homeschool. It wasn't my mom's homeschool world, where you either … [Read more...]
What it Really Takes to Homeschool
I have joked with more than one friend that I won't try to change your religion, but it's definitely possible that I'll try to evangelize you into homeschooling. It's true! Although I am a former public, private, and charter school teacher and have no lack of love for all kinds of education, I … [Read more...]