Breaks Can Count as Homeschool Days??

When it comes to homeschooling, I thoroughly enjoy breaking the preconceived notions people have about how it works – including other homeschoolers.

Today I shed some light on another interesting factor about homeschooling – breaks can totally count as homeschool days.

The 3 Phases of Homeschooling

Being a mom of many has its perks when it comes to homeschooling. After being at this for 11 years now, I’ve begun to notice a natural transition of learning between age groups, and I’ve been able to use that to my children’s advantage.

Conventional schooling has kids using the same learning method from Kindergarten to 12th grade, but I think most people would agree that the needs of a 6-year-old are not going to match those of a 16-year-old.

Am I right??

The Key to Successful Homeschooling

As different as one homeschool can look from another, over the years I’ve learned that there is one thing the most successful homeschools have in common. It isn’t curriculum, methods, or extracurricular activities.

Can you guess what it might be?

A History Lesson and a Wake-Up Call

Do the words “Operation Mockingbird” and “Smith-Mundt Modernization Act” mean anything to you?

They should.

They happen to be the two reasons you should never trust mainstream media (or most movies and documentaries) for information, whether for homeschooling or life, in general.

If this is new to you, and you’re ready for a rabbit hole, watch my latest video.

Schools Don’t Teach Critical Thinking. Here’s Why.

“Critical thinking” is one of the education system’s favorite buzz phrases, particularly since the introduction of Common Core. Ironic, isn’t it?

The problem is, the more we see critical thinking mentioned, the less we see evidence of its use in society. Why?? Well, the answer to that is simple. The education system does NOT teach critical thinking, despite its claims, and there’s a reason for that.

Navigating Home Education in an Age of Disinformation

Today I published another video from the Patreon archives.

Educating your kids at home just isn’t as easy as it once was. Sure, there are tons of resources of available, but there is also an ever increasing amount of disinformation out there, as well.

(Btw, there’s a difference between misinformation and disinformation. Misinformation is accidental. Disinformation is intentional.)

On top of disinformation, we’ve got censorship. We’re living in a real life version of 1984.

This makes life as not only a homeschool parent, but any parent, extremely difficult.

10 Must-Haves for Every New Homeschool

Is it just me, or does it feel like Thanksgiving came and went in a flash? I’ll tell you what, taking those 4 days off of recording videos was really what I needed. 😅

Today, though, I’m back! I decided to keep it light for the first day, so I’m answering a question so many new homeschoolers have asked: What supplies do I need to get started?