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Posts by Tasha Swearingen

Science fair season is fast approaching - are you ready for it? For some families, the science fair is the highlight event of the year! The opportunity to conduct really cool experiments, show…


Should your homeschooling student participate in end-of-year testing?  Depending on the state you live in, you may or may not have a choice; some states require assessment tests for homeschoolers.…


Last month, we talked about how important reading aloud is to children. Since the focus in that post was early readers, this month we wanted to provide you with a list suitable for children to…


Are you sick and tired of homeschooling? You really can get to a point in your journey where homeschooling has practically taken over your life and leaves you dreading it every day. As a result,…


Calling all lovebirds - it’s almost time for Valentine’s Day! For many families, this is one of the best holidays of the year (next to Christmas). And, kids get tons of candy, so they’re…


“Close your books and clear your desks - pop quiz!” How many times did you hear that when you were in school? Did those words make you cringe? If so, you may have bad memories of quizzes…


Cyberbullying is on the rise! In part one of our series on cyberbullying, we discussed exactly what cyberbullying is and how to identify it. While that information is surely helpful, you also…


At some point in your homeschooling journey--whether you’re just getting started or are 10 years in--you may find yourself making an out-of-state move. While homeschooling is legal in all 50…


A new year is a new opportunity to set some goals for ourselves! Wipe the slate clean and forget about the past! Right? If only it were always that simple. Somehow, by mid-January, we’re often…


Are you going to start homeschooling in the middle of the year? It’s not as hard or scary as you might have once thought! In fact, there are actually a few homeschool programs that are VERY…