10 Things Every New Homeschooler Needs to Know

Homeschooling is one of those things that at the basic level seems pretty cut and dry but in reality is pretty multifaceted. There are soooo many different angles to take.

Today I decided to share the first 10 things that popped into my mind that every new homeschooler needs to know.

What’s the first thing that you think of?

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.

Homeschooling 101: Let’s Talk About Grade Levels

When it comes to homeschooling and grade levels, different families believe different things. Some families do everything they can to adhere to the grade their child would be in were he/she in school. Others ditch them altogether.

In today’s video, I shared some practical advice on grade levels, when they might be necessary, and why they’re not nearly as important as we’ve been led to believe.

The Hidden Benefits of Twaddle (or “Shallow” Literature)

Let’s talk about twaddle. I know a good many homeschoolers who refuse to let it enter their homes, but does it really have to be all or nothing?

Believe it or not, there are benefits to letting your children read superficial literature from time to time.

Parents, If You Lack This Quality, Your Homeschool Is DOOMED

As a homeschooling parent, there is something far more important than how much money you have, how stocked your supply shelves are, or how intelligent you are.

This one quality can be enough to make or break your homeschool. Find out what it is by watching my latest video on YouTube.

Homeschool Writing Tips for the Reluctant Learner

As someone who has always enjoyed writing, when I began homeschooling and realized not all of my kids were as enthusiastic about it as I am, I became a woman on a mission to find ways to make writing more palatable for them.

Today on my YouTube channel, I shared some things I’ve learned along the way.

Help! My 7-Year-Old Still Can’t Read!

We homeschooling parents are professional worriers sometimes, don’t you think? It’s understandable. We’re paving a route for our families in a direction we’ve likely never traveled before.

One of the most common concerns homeschoolers possess is literacy. After all, it’s foundational to functioning in society.

Unfortunately, though, we often place arbitrary schoolish timelines on our children for no other reason than that it’s all we know.

Take advantage of the flexibility afforded to us in homeschooling and break that school mold.

10 Ways to Sabotage Your Homeschool

Over the last 11 years of homeschooling, I’ve learned a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t. While every family is different, there are a few principles I’ve discovered that seem to hold true across the board.

Unfortunately, I discovered most of them the hard way.

Join me for today’s video about 10 ways to sabotage your homeschool.

Organized Chaos in Your Homeschool: It’s a GOOD Thing

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!

I purposely kept today’s video short because I know most of us are going to be busy, busy, busy today. 🙂

When you mention the words “chaos” and “homeschool” together, most would automatically assume the combination is a bad idea, and they’d be right.

But what if I told you that ORGANIZED chaos is a whole different ballgame?

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.