“I’m Not Smart Enough to Homeschool My Kids.”

“I’m not smart enough to homeschool my kids.” This is one of the most insidious and blatantly WRONG assumptions that a person can have.  It is also something that is perpetuated in the educational establishment, which further cements the lie in every person’s subconscious.

I’m going to tell you this right now. You ARE smart enough.

While You Were Distracted | Upcoming Harvard Anti-Homeschooling Summit

Homeschooling advocates, take heed – the number of groups and individuals bent on destroying our homeschooling freedom are on the rise and are more active than ever.

I find it highly ironic that this summit is being planned while ALL students are home. I also find it ironic that just a few years ago, Business Insider published an article about homeschooling bring the new path to Harvard.

We can no longer just sit back and shake our heads in exasperation. We need to DO something. We need to be vocal advocates for our children. I fear if we don’t, Huxley’s Brave New World will become reality much sooner than we thought.

Spread the word. The article I highlight in this video has an email for anyone who has questions about the summit. If you are a parent who has started homeschooling because of abuse in the school, email them. Let your voices be heard.

It’s time to stand up for our God-given rights. It’s time to act.

Homeschooling 101: Deciding What Subjects to Teach

It’s been awhile since I added a new video to my Homeschooling 101 series, so in the hopes of bringing back some semblance of normalcy to life, I’ve returned to making videos for my original audience: the (in the words of @unlikely_homeschool) “already homeschoolers.”

Multiple people have asked for advice on deciding what subjects to teach, so today I shared some (as always) simple advice.

Parents ARE Real Teachers

I made this video in response to some posts I’ve been seeing on social media made by both parents and educators.

It’s a sad world we’re living in when the efforts of parents are both undermined and forgotten…even by people who are parents themselves!

Today’s message is about one thing and one thing only… Parents ARE real teachers.

“I Can’t Afford to Homeschool.” | Let’s Talk About Priorities

I’ve held this in for a long time. In the past several months, I’ve encountered so many people who are upset over the state of our schools, whether it’s due to vaccine mandates, inappropriate curriculum, bullying, pedophiles school employees, etc. That’s completely understandable. People SHOULD be upset.

Unfortunately, most of these parents say they’re interested in homeschooling, only to instantly blow it off because they can’t live on one full time income.
I get it. There are a small number of people for which this is true…and I say very small. For the rest, their priorities could use some readjusting.

As a mom of 11, I KNOW how hard it is to live on one income. It’s a struggle, but in the end it comes down to what’s important.

Your possessions? Or your children?

Sometimes You Have to Change Your Homeschool, Even If It’s Working

As a seasoned homeschool mom, it can be too easy to think that you’ve figured everything out. Over and over again, I’ve said that if your homeschool is working, don’t change it. Well, I’m realizing that may not be true 100% of the time.

Watch my latest video to find out why sometimes you need to change your homeschool, even if it’s working.

Dealing with Homeschool Haters

It’s inevitable as a homeschooler that, at some point, you will encounter someone who disagrees with the choice you’ve made for your family, and they won’t be afraid to say it. Whether it’s someone who is simply misinformed or an outright hater, knowing how to handle it is easier said than done.

Today on my channel, I shared my opinion on the matter. Unfortunately, there is no foolproof way to do it, but there’s one thing you need to know when all else fails.

Unit Studies Are Perfect for Every Learning Style

Let’s talk learning styles. There are so many different types. That can make traditional education a bit tricky.

Homeschooling is such a blessing in that it allows every family to choose a method that fits them. Unit studies happen to be one of my favorite approaches because, unlike many other styles, they include activities for EVERY learning preference.

Unfortunately, many people don’t know that. In fact, the idea of unit studies scares a good many homeschooling parents to pieces. Don’t let the myths about unit studies intimidate you. They can work for every family. All you need to do is give them the chance. 