Today, I am putting together a collection of my most visited homeschooling posts. One thing I have learned over my own homeschool journey is that we all need help. We also need encouragement. Homeschooling is really hard at times and it can be lonely too. But it is also the most amazing experience you can share with your children and a true gift to your children when you consider the level of one-on-one targeted education you can offer. The rewards of your homeschooling journey far exceed the challenges. But there are plenty of challenges. So, here is some help for your homeschooling journey.
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This post shares some of the best deals and discounts I have discovered for homeschooling families. Books stores, craft shops, software, laptops, and even field trip savings are there for the asking. You just have to know where to ask.
I’ve moved from the kitchen table to the spare room over the years and I have added and taken away from our homeschool environment on many occasions. Here, I share what I have found to be the most effective pieces of a great homeschool environment.
In this post, I spent time going through several of the online learning options out there. I also spoke with a large group of homeschool moms about which options they were using in their own homeschool The result is 22 Online Options for Learning at Home that homeschooling families are loving.
One of the best parts of being a homeschooling family is all the hands-on learning and field trip opportunities. This collection of educational destinations shares opportunities including history, art, science, nature, space, and literature – so you never run out of ideas for ways to explore.
This post offers encouragement as we discuss the differences between public education and homeschool education. We discuss how a well-rounded education makes time to teach to the heart as well as the mind of the child and much more.
This post is one written right in the early months of the pandemic. We discuss the best way to begin learning at home. What parts of our homeschool life should look like public school and what parts should look like home life? What to do if we need more help? And how to help our kids as they adapt to so many changes.
A quick recap of my very top reasons for taking on this homeschool life. Get inspired as we discuss the many benefits of a homeschool education that aren’t often considered. This way of life is a beautiful choice and we empower our children in so many ways to succeed. Let’s walk through them as we refill our determination and purpose.
One of the great benefits of offering a homeschool education is being able to offer key life skills to our kids. We can truly prepare them for real life and we can and should use class time to do it. This list is the one I used with my son. I spread this out starting in 7th grade and working through graduation.
This is a fairly new post but it is already among my most popular. Every family can benefit from creating its own set of family rules, but for homeschooling families, these are almost essential. When we spend so much time in the home it is especially important that everyone is on the same page as far as what is expected, what is tolerated, and what is not. This post walks you through the creation of your own house rules and the enforcement of them. It’s truly helpful.
This is a brand new post but perfect for this collection because it offers five simple tips to transition your kids from summer break to back to school. Whether you have homeschool or public school kids, or a mix of both, there is help for every family right here.
I hope you have found this collection really helpful. Please feel welcome to ask questions or share your homeschooling experience in the comments section below. We love to hear from you.
Wishing you all the best,
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Top Back to School Worksheets for Your Homeschool from In All You Do
Back to school freebie printables roundup from Hess UnAcademy
Back to Homeschool Ideas to both Celebrate and Prepare for the Coming Year from This Bit of Life
How to Get Back into Homeschooling After a Break from 4 One More
How and Why to Use an Eclectic Approach to Homeschooling from The WOLFe Pack
First Day of Homeschool Tips from Homeschooling 4 Him
Ways to Help Your Kids Focus (ADHD) from Whole Child Homeschool
Back to School Prep: Don’t Forget the Music! from Music in Our Homeschool
Top Ten Ways to Smoothly Transition Back to Homeschool from Homeschool On the Range
Start Your New Homeschool Year On The Right Foot from Hope In The Chaos
Homeschool Room Essentials from Some Call It Destiny
The Mega List of Free Homeschool Resources from With the Huddlestons
Fun First Day of Homeschool Ideas from Simple Living Mama
Make A Fun Tradition Around Pancakes To Celebrate from Our Crazy Adventures In Autismland
How to Plan Your Homeschool Year in One Day from Heart and Soul Homeschooling
My List of Favorite Homeschool Math Resources from Julie Naturally
Back to School Deals from The Homeschool Cafe
Homeschool Organization Without a Homeschool Room from An Off Grid Life
The Pros and Cons of Open-and-Go Curriculum from Thrive at Home
Meal Planning for Homeschool Moms from My Joy-Filled Life