Amanda Ferro, Author at Homeschool Base

About Amanda Ferro

Amanda is a musician, a hippie, and a Jesus-lover. Her favorite thing is cuddling with her toddler son and teaching him all about his world, but you can also find her brewing kombucha or watering her plants. She is passionate about writing to empower homeschool parents, especially single homeschooling parents like herself.

Homeschooling For Your Baby

Posted in Parenting on November 28, 2018

Babies are amazing. They are far smarter than we give them credit for and take in much more information than we think. If we give them the right tools, we can set them up to be more equipped learners later in life. However, for most parents, this really shouldn't be a pressuring task. When we Read More »

School in the Kitchen!

Posted in Home Economics, Life Skills on November 28, 2018

I. Love. Food. To me, it is an expression of love, a masterpiece, an expression of culture. And now, it is a vehicle for learning! Basic Life Skills Of course, our goal as homeschool parents is to prepare our children’s minds for the world they will one day face independently. So how do you teach Read More »

5 Ways to Inspire Compassion for Other Cultures

Posted in Culture, Foreign Language, Humanities, Lifestyle, Parenting on November 28, 2018

For littles, simply looking at a map gives very little insight into how amazing and vast our world is. When we think about why it’s important for kids to grow up with multicultural immersion, one of the first things that pops to mind is compassion. We want them to learn that diversity is beautiful, and Read More »

Why Every Child Should be Exposed to Music

Posted in Homeschooling on October 15, 2018

Child Playing Guitar

It’s the universal language. Music is everywhere. You can’t really walk into any store without hearing a back track, movies use soundtracks to stimulate emotion for different scenes, and from cars to phones, the capability to play music is hard wired into all of our personal technology. We love it! Music has been around since Read More »

Do Kids Always Need to be Working Towards College?

Posted in Homeschooling on October 10, 2018

Looking ahead towards college

When I was attending public high school, a very large majority of kids in my graduating class touted their University plans. It was the norm, and still is, to go right out of high school to public or state University regardless of whether students even knew what they wanted to do with their lives. There Read More »