Why You Should Start A Family Home Business

Overwhelmed. This is how many stay-at-home moms feel today.  Their husbands have to leave the home for work, and they must try and manage raising multiple children, grocery shopping, cleaning, cooking, laundry, and often homeschooling all on their own. This is a tall task. Stress and the shear weight of the to-do list creates a […]

Time Wasted In School: The Core Classes

In part 1 of this series, I examined all of the time spent outside of class during the 7 total hours in the school building. Part 2 described the wasteful nature of electives. In part 3, we will be moving on into the core classes. Surely less time is wasted in such important classes as Math, […]

Time Wasted In School: The Electives

Click here to read part 1: Time wasted in public school outside of class Now that we’ve cut away all the trimmings of public school, we can now get to the meat—the actual classes. In public school, you have the four core classes: Math, English, Science, and History. On top of these four, a foreign […]

Time Wasted In School: Outside of Class

It’s a common fear I’ve heard expressed among those who homeschool: too much time is wasted, or more specifically, “Are we doing as much as the public schooled kids are doing???” I’m not going to juxtapose these two different modes of education in this post; however, I will give an account of my experience in […]

The #1 Trap Both Homeschoolers and Home Business Owners Fall Into

I know all about the vast and varied methods and philosophies of education: traditional, unit studies, unschooling, eclectic, Charlotte Mason, classical, Montessori, and so on. You name it, I know it.   I am also well-versed on “learning styles”: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. Of course, there are individual “teaching styles” as well.   I am […]

It’s Not Up to You

Today, after a sleepless night thinking and worrying about all that needs done before school starts, and feeling perfectly inadequate for the task of the upcoming year of homeschooling, my dear husband told me to go for a walk…a long walk. Now, to clarify, my husband knows that I cherish my long walks in the […]

The #1 Mistake Parents Make When Teaching Their Child to Read

The process of teaching our children to read can be a wonderful and rewarding experience. As a mother of seven children, one of the most important things I have come to understand is that every child has their own timetable for when they are ready to learn to read. The key to making the experience […]

I’m Homeschooled and Both My Parents Work

“I was homeschooled,” the comedian Tim Hawkins began his joke, “and both my parents worked. So it didn’t really…work out,” he finished, the punchline eliciting roars of laughter from the crowd. It’s quite a funny joke, personally compounded by the fact that while he was joking, it was actually the truth when it came to […]

Growing Into Home Education

Time.  Time is the great equalizer.  We are each given an equal share.  No matter who you are or where you’ve come from; who your parents are or how much money you have, or don’t have, makes no difference.

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