Why I Will Never Force College on My Kids

Over the past few years of me being a homeschool blogger, I’ve learned one very obvious thing:

My views on homeschooling, education, and the world, in general, are very different from most other homeschool moms.

My opinion on the necessity of college definitely falls into this category. Here’s why. Continue reading “Why I Will Never Force College on My Kids”

Where to Find a Homeschool-Friendly Liberal Arts College

I’ll never forget that day. My 10-year-old daughter had been playing at a friend’s house, when she walked into the house looking crestfallen.

“What’s the matter?” I asked.

“Stephanie’s mom said that I’ll never get into college because I’m homeschooled.”

Sigh.  Continue reading “Where to Find a Homeschool-Friendly Liberal Arts College”

What Exactly IS a Homeschool Expert?

Last summer I was asked to write an article on homeschooling for a parenting website. One of their stipulations was that since I am not a “homeschool expert,” I had to include citations from resources written by people who are.

The first thing I thought was, “Umm…is there such a thing as a homeschool expert?”

It’s not exactly something you can get a degree in, you know?  Continue reading “What Exactly IS a Homeschool Expert?”

Why Do Colleges Waste So Much Time and Money?

Most people who know me from my blog recognize me as that crazy lady who homeschools ten kids. 😉 What many people do not know is that I have an 11th child who is in college. Makes sense. This is a homeschool blog, so there’s really no need to mention it.

Today, however, is going to be different because my inspiration has come from some things my eyes have been opened to since he started college. Up until this point, his experience has been mainly pleasant, but there is one thing that has been hanging out in the back of my mind that I really need to bring to light.  Continue reading “Why Do Colleges Waste So Much Time and Money?”