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How to be the Best Homeschool Parent and Teacher (Drawing Boundaries)

Posted in Homeschooling on November 15, 2017

best homeschool parent and teacher

“Mom, really? Why do I have to do this anyway?” I remember the first time my oldest refused to do schoolwork. I was livid, thinking, “I’m the teacher! Why are you questioning me?” But the truth is that this scene is totally normal and to be expected in every homeschooling room around the world. Homeschooling Read More »

Questions Homeschoolers Get Asked

Posted in Homeschooling on October 24, 2017

Public school student asking a question to a homeschooler

As a former homeschooler, some of the most vivid memories from my childhood were the strange run-ins I had with other kids. For kids who had only ever known the public-school system, I was a bit of an anomaly; most of them had little to no context with which to understand my life. They asked Read More »

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 »

How to Respond When Your Family Doesn't Support Your Homeschooling

Posted in Homeschooling on October 18, 2017

How to Handle Family Members that don't support your homeschool

Choosing to homeschool your child is likely not a decision you made quickly or lightly. You discussed, researched, evaluated if your family dynamic could support the endeavor, sought feedback from homeschoolers, and discussed more. Homeschooling usually involves some changes to your former lifestyle—you may have cut your family’s budget, if you’ve become a one-income family, Read More »

5 Ways to Switch From Mom to Teacher

Posted in Homeschooling on October 16, 2017

Switching between two roles: parent and teacher

If you are homeschooling your children, you know that it can be challenging to switch between the roles of being a mom and being your children’s educator. As some of us have discovered, it is not easy persuading the kids to take showers, much less, practice their math. As a homeschooling parent, I think it Read More »

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