Homeschooling and raising children is hard work! That’s for sure. But it doesn’t have to be as hard as we sometimes make it. After years of making life harder for myself than it’s had to be, I’ve learned some tips that simplify your life, and make your home school far more enjoyable and impactful.Continue Reading
Though it’s only March, this is the time of the year when parents begin planning for next school year. We begin researching curriculums. We attend homeschooling conventions. We begin asking our friends questions about what worked for them.
This is also a great time to begin educating yourself, getting new insight and fresh perspective. This is the time of the year, when we renew our vision and purpose for educating. I’ll be honest, this vision is the fuel that enables us to finish the school year strong. There is a wonderful purpose to all of this.Continue Reading
Over my years of homeschooling, I often meet moms who see homeschooling as this overwhelming venture that is only for “special” parents or ex-teachers.
Believe me, it’s not.
I believe that the major reason many think home educating is this impossible task is because of their own experiences of school. Many believe home educating is simply the “classroom”, moved into our homes. Seriously, not many of us would want to move “school” into our homes. Home educating isn’t nor should it be public school at home.
I believe that if more parents knew how simple and fun it can be to educate their children from home, more would try it. Yes, you can complicate it. Yes, you can make it stressful. Yes, you can suck all of the joy from learning.
It doesn’t have to be that way. It can be inspiring. Simple. And enjoyable.
And you can start today.
Here are a few simple things that you can do today to start educating your children. Start today, even if your children are in school. The most impactful learning happens outside of a classroom anyway!Continue Reading