Nicole Dean, Author at Homeschool Base

About Nicole Dean

If age is of any importance then I guess I'm one of the 'younger' homeschool writers here. I haven't graduated any kids yet. I'm interested in exploring every potential opportunity for learning.

I homeschool out of passion. Passion for learning. I'm most passionate about writing.

“Mommy, why doesn’t daddy wear makeup?” - Black Friday Events Lead Conservative Mother To Fear The Worst

Posted in Parenting on November 27, 2016
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This is a very opinionated community submission (letter to the editor) that stirred up an enormous amount of controversy. It was written by Sarah [full name and blog redacted by request] who submitted it for publication. What follows is her opinion. Tell Us Your Opinion Mommy, why doesn’t daddy wear makeup? This is the question my 6-year-old asked Read More »

Homeschooling Mom Took "Hands-On Learning" Too Far. Tigers Aren't The Only Exotic Animal On Camera.

Posted in News on November 15, 2016

If your homeschool is a zoo, make sure its legal! Texas mother Trisha Meyer allegedly promised to sell one of her tiger kittens to a man in California. When she didn't deliver and stopped answering her phone, the police were involved. A month later, authorities discovered 4 tigers, 8 monkeys, a fox, a cougar, and a Read More »

305 Creative Writing Prompts For Homeschoolers

Posted in Language Arts, Resources on October 13, 2016

Creative Writing Prompts

I just finished writing 36 pages containing 305 creative writing prompts especially created for Homeschool Base! Do your kids enjoy creative writing? Sometimes it is tough to assign a ‘creative writing assignment.’ Thinking of new ideas for creative writing prompts can become time-consuming, especially if you aren’t necessarily… creative? No worries, that is why I Read More »

7 Ways To Introduce Your Child To The Alphabet

Posted in Teaching on April 3, 2007

How to teach your child the alphabet can be accomplished in a variety of ways. While there are many educational tools available today, your child can participate in different forms of learning within the home. Here are 7 ways to introduce your child to the alphabet. Buy alphabet books. Make an alphabet chart and add Read More »

Finding Social Opportunities for Your Homeschooled Child

Posted in Just Starting Out on March 31, 2007

One of the main challenges of homeschooling is how to find social opportunities for your homeschooled child to ensure they have the same level of social interaction as children who attend schools. Lack of peer socialization is probably the main criticism leveled at homeschooling by it’s opponents. How can children who do not interact daily Read More »