Neni, Author at Homeschool Base

About Neni

One of the pioneer homeschool bloggers, you may recognize Neni from her first homeschooling blog, For personal reasons, she retired her site and moved some of its contents here. She now contributes when she is available.

She brings a lot to the table, especially her knowledge of literature, history, and parenting. Her favorite young adult science fiction novel is A Wrinkle in Time. Her favorite book for high school reading lists is Slaughterhouse-Five.

A Warning About Homeschool Forums & Online Groups

Posted in Just Starting Out on May 8, 2017

Tons and tons of light-bulb opinions

I homeschooled for more than 25 years. I made mistakes and I watched mistakes unfold. I've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. I couldn't leave the wonderful world of education and home education, so I now work as a homeschool tutor and consultant. Today I want to share a word of wisdom for Read More »

Positive Words for Kids - Replace Lecturing with Short Affirmations

Posted in Parenting on March 22, 2017

Positive Words for Kids

My favorite group of Charlotte Mason homeschool moms recently discussed their go-to phrases that they repeat to their children in order to remind them to have good behavior and good habits. It turned out to be one of the best lists of positive words for kids I have ever read. Because these discussions are always buried Read More »

Parenting with the Golden Rule

Posted in Parenting on March 22, 2017

A Golden Rule World-View

It never ceases to amaze me how one small rule applies to so much! In our household, I simply say "gold rule," and my kids know exactly what I mean. Just as a quick refresher, this is the definition of the "Golden Rule": I think it is worth noting that Christians are not the only Read More »

The One-Liner That Will Get Your Kids To Clean The House During The Holidays

Posted in Parenting on December 23, 2016

Is your house a mess? Especially during the holidays? I tell my kids that Santa doesn't come to a cluttered house so they will frantically clean the week before Christmas. Alternative strategies from other savvy moms: Santa doesn't leave things for kids with messy rooms. I may have threatened to send Santa pics of their Read More »

The Best Books To Read After Finishing Harry Potter

Posted in Reading Lists and Book Lists on December 9, 2016

If you haven't read the complete Harry Potter series, you're probably looking for this: Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) by J. K. Rowling on Amazon. It is very common to finish an amazing book series or TV show and experience a period of withdrawal symptoms. The Harry Potter series is notorious for leaving readers begging Read More »

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