Posts by Tasha Swearingen

Is it time for a break? Do you have it in you to homeschool year round? The answer to these questions depends on what makes your family happy. For some, looking forward to that annual break is…


During the summer months, kids can lose up to two months of academic gains. On average, students lose two months of reading skills alone! Children are also at risk of losing physical skills during…


History of Cinco de Mayo In 1861, Benito Juarez became president of Mexico. At that time, Mexico was financially unstable and Juarez was placed in a position of defaulting on loans to Europe.…


Does the thought of homeschooling language arts make you cringe? For many parents, this is the one subject they either excel at or despise. It’s so all-encompassing which means it’s important…


Is it true that we can save the planet by planting more trees? Are trees really that important to the environment? Believe it or not, they sure are! Trees help break the wind and keep soil in…


At long last, your teen is finally graduating! Graduation is the official finish line of your child’s primary education, and you can certainly be proud of that! Start planning about six months…


Independence isn’t something we should take for granted. After all, independence and individual freedoms lie at the heart of our ability to homeschool. But sometimes, independence comes as…


Did you know that the U.S is the only country (out of 30) where the current generation is less educated than the previous generation? Literacy rates are down, and this fact has a huge impact…


Do you have kids who are itching to get outside after spending most of the winter months cooped up inside? Spring is the perfect time to teach children about life cycles and plants. It’s also…


Homeschool convention season is here and it’s time to start making your plans to attend one near you! You’ve been hearing everyone talk about homeschool conventions and you’re probably…