Making it Work

Tips to stay motivated, Bible promises, keeping things simple, overcoming challenges or pre-conceived ideas, scheduling and planning tips.

How to Deal with Learning Gaps

A common fear homeschoolers have is that they are not teaching their kids enough, that they’re going to create huge gaps in their learning. The fear of learning gaps can keep you enslaved to a school model, scope-and-sequence curriculum that satisfies national standards instead of being free…

How to Homeschool Multiple Kids at Once

Let’s be honest, homeschooling multiple kids can make you feel like you’re losing your mind. At least, that’s how I felt a lot of the time – and I suspect I’m not alone! It’s challenging – you’re juggling multiple personalities, learning styles, subjects, and…

4 Steps to Stress-free Homeschool Planning

Homeschool planning can be a huge source of anxiety. Some people are great planners and get their lives organized down to the last minute detail. I was never like that. I struggled to think one day ahead, never mind a whole month or year! (I did get better with time…

How Many Hours a Day Should I Homeschool My Child?

Do you wonder how many hours you should be homeschooling your child per day? If you attended public school yourself, and unless you’ve consciously thought about it, you probably have the idea that school needs to take up most of the day. Changing this thinking is part of breaking…

When Should I Start Homeschooling my Child?

There are many questions facing a homeschooling parent. One of the biggest is when to start homeschooling. Before I answer that question, let’s get something out of the way. Homeschooling is life. Life is homeschooling. And it’s an adventure. True homeschooling is not “School-at-home…

How to Identify your Child’s Learning Style (and help them learn better)

All kids are different. If you have more than one child, you already know that. You celebrate their differences and love them for who they are, but how can you teach each one in a way that will make learning a positive experience for them? Figuring out your child’s…