Homeschooling Language Arts Without a Curriculum

Language Arts…you either love it or you hate it. Like other subjects, the approach you take can make it or break it.

Contrary to popular belief, a formal curriculum isn’t required to effectively teach language arts, so today I shared some tips on how to homeschool this subject WITHOUT a curriculum.

https://youtu.be/wJXKYvGIEZ8

Homeschooling Is Only Good for Farmers (And THESE Famous Homeschoolers)

Did you know that homeschooling is only good for farmers? Me neither! I also never realized that farming was something to look down upon (because we need it to survive and all), but wrong again. I heard it straight from the mouth (or keyboard) of someone who knows better than we do.

So tune in to my YouTube channel today to hear some other “sound” wisdom of someone in the know…and to hear an extensive list of famous homeschoolers who were/are not farmers.

Go figure.

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.

Homeschooling | The One Thing You Need to Let Go

If you would ask five different people what they need to let go of in their homeschool, you’d likely get five different answers. What I’ve discovered, however, is that the reasons usually have one common root.

To find out what it is, watch the video. 🙂

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.

All Homeschooled Kids Are Well-Behaved…RIGHT??

I remember when the only impression of other homeschooled children I had were the Duggars. Watching them with their gentle spirits, uncomplaining helpfulness, and smiling countenances helped me to develop my very first homeschool stereotype…

ALL HOMESCHOOLED KIDS ARE WELL-BEHAVED…RIGHT?? (In their case, seemingly perfect.)

Then what was I doing wrong???

Assigning High School Credits in a Relaxed Homeschool

There are two times that homeschooling parents most often seem to doubt themselves – at the start of their homeschooling journey, and then the high school years.

Calculating credits can seem tricky at first glance, especially to a family not using a school-at-home method. Take heart, though! It’s much easier than you might think. 😉