Jill Cain, Author at Homeschool Base

About Jill Cain

Hi, my name is Jill. I am a homeschool mom of six amazing kiddos ages 3-21. I hope that sharing my experiences and keeping things real helps to light the paths of others along the way.

Narrative-style History versus Traditional History Textbooks

Posted in Charlotte Mason, Homeschooling on October 22, 2017

Comparing narrative history with traditional history

When I was a child, my grandpa would sit and tell me stories of his life. He was born in 1904 and the stories he told were a part of our world’s history. I loved them! I would sit and listen as long as he talked. I probably learned more about the early 1900’s from Read More »

Bridging the Gap Between Letter Sounds and Reading Words

Posted in Homeschooling on October 14, 2017

Distance between the learner and the destination

There is always a huge celebration around our house the day one of our little ones learns to read. We had one of these celebrations just last week when my current four-year-old “made the connection.” He had been working hard on learning all of the letter sounds and blending and one day, it just clicked. Read More »

Do You Have What It Takes to Homeschool?

Posted in Homeschooling on October 7, 2017

Do you have what it takes to successfully homeschool your children?

If you're considering homeschooling, you have probably found yourself completely overwhelmed. You think, "I could never do that. " There seems to be so much to know before you even start and you already doubt if you are smart enough or have it in you to make this work. Let me start plain and simple, Read More »

Raising Independent Thinkers

Posted in Homeschooling on October 1, 2017

Boy wandering independently

I have watched my children grow up and become adults. It is truly a gift to witness them making wise choices that reflect their personal values. They are able to think about each decision that comes their way and choose for themselves what is good and right. As a family, we all need each other Read More »

Advantages of Homeschooling Kids With Learning Disabilities

Posted in Homeschooling on September 25, 2017

Advantages of Homeschooling Kids Learning Disabilities

Through the years, I have had the privilege of spending time with countless different children. Each was unique in their approach to life and learning. Although it is I who was their teacher at the time, I feel that it is I who learned the most. They have all taught me how to teach them. Read More »

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