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Best States for Homeschooling

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 states, the laws for homeschooling vary greatly from state to state.  In some states, you need to file paperwork, teach for a prescribed number of […]

Are Your Goals Broken? Reset and Recharge!

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 dealing with broken goals. Ten days in and we want to throw in the towel because we’ve messed up. It’s […]

Top 100 Educational Resources & Websites for 2019

We are so excited – cue the drum roll please – this year’s Top 100 Homeschooling Educational Websites and Resources is here! You may wonder what the big deal is… well, it’s simple really! Homeschoolers spend a lot of time looking for a good curriculum that will fit their specific needs, and with all the […]

Quick Facts about Homeschoolers and College

Many people think that homeschoolers are not prepared for college. According to research by the National Education Association, most people are concerned about the effectiveness of a homeschool curriculum and the lack of socialization. However, the facts prove that homeschoolers are often even more successful in college than other students. Many professors note that homeschoolers […]

5 Ways to Embrace the Holidays With Simplicity

The holidays are fast approaching and, naturally, you may be feeling the pressure to get it all done in time before the end of the year. While this is traditionally supposed to be a time for families and friends to convene and make memories, let’s face it – it takes a lot of planning, preparing, […]

10 Ways to Make Your Homeschool Literacy Rich!

Incorporating high-quality children’s literature into your homeschool isn’t as difficult as you might think! In fact, in most cases, it can happen quite naturally. With a little planning and intentional determination to infuse your homeschool with literature, you’ll be amazed at the results. Incorporating Literature Into Your Homeschool Define literature. Literature is more than just […]

3 STEM Experiments to Kickstart Your Homeschool Year

Each school year brings with it the ability to try new things and have new experiences. Last year, we brought you a new STEM experiment every month centered around specific themes. To kick start this year, we felt it’d only be fitting to start out with a few STEM experiments you could use to start […]

Are Your Children Headed for Academic Success?

A sponsored post from Mrs. Wordsmith With great freedom comes great responsibility. How can homeschooling parents ensure their children are learning new words in the most effective way possible? Schools are falling short of meeting the required milestones in a child’s development. In the US, only 34% of 4th graders are reading and comprehending proficiently […]

Top 100 Educational Websites of 2018!

We asked and you voted! We gave you the categories and you told us who your top 100 favorite homeschool curriculum providers were in each category. Thank you so much for participating! Below, you’ll find the results of YOUR votes. Be sure to check out any that interest you! Great Places to Purchase Homeschool Curriculum […]

Spotlight on: Creating Your Own Literature-Based Unit Study

Has your homeschooling stopped dead in its tracks this summer? As one homeschool mom to another – don’t let it! Do something – even if you’re just reading and doing unit studies. Unit studies are often so much fun, your students may actually enjoy learning through summer. Literature-based unit studies are among the best types […]