A Sane Approach to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

I am not new to homeschooling. I've heard of Charlotte Mason (of course) and I've done some reading about her educational philosophy. I've thoroughly checked out the Ambleside website, dedicated to providing resources for Charlotte Mason homeschooling. But can I be...

Not Qualified: What Can’t You Just Be?

I had just met a woman in ministry when I told her that after I finished my Ph.D. in clinical psychology, I wanted to be a Christian psychologist. "You can't just be a Christian psychologist," she said. I tried to listen to what she said after that about...

The Best Homeschool Hack: Organize All Year

You spent so much time organizing the books, supplies, and notebooks at back-to-school time and now...they're a mess. The kids can't find their notebook, binder, or workbox that you knew would solve all your organizing problems. And for that matter, they can't even...

How to Have a Saner Homeschool Year

If you're a new homeschooler, you may be understandably anxious. You want your first year to go well. After all, you have a lot riding on it! You may have had to convince family members that homeschooling is the right choice. You may have quit working or cut back to...

A Homeschooler’s Daily To-Do List

Want a copy of this daily to-do list to print and place in a page protector or frame to use with a dry-erase marker? Click here: To-Do List Please!When you're a new homeschooler or even when you're experienced, you can become overwhelmed by everything you think you...

The Most Motivating Homeschool Planner Ever

If you're anything like me, you've spent way too much time trying to make digital homeschool planners work for you, when they just don't! That's why I created the Easiest Homeschool Record System Ever that you can easily customize for your kids. I still think it's a...

What I Learned Sending My Homeschooled Child to Public School

I wrote about sending my son, who had been homeschooled his whole life, to high school as a junior. It's hard to believe that was three school years ago. I know there are many homeschooling parents who have wondered if they should send their children to school,...

Why I Wasted My Education to Homeschool

I have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, but I don't see patients and I don't teach at the university. I gave that up to stay home with my children and homeschool them. The most stinging criticism I received for that choice was: "What a waste." It wasn't "what about...

The Ultimate List of Free Grammar Games

Grammar and writing can be a tedious subject to teach. Fortunately, there are so many amazing free games available to make teaching them fun. Until now, you had to Google your heart out to find them. No more! Below is an organized list of FREE grammar games for...

The Best Homeschool Science Curriculum

My primary desire with this blog is to find solutions to the problems that drive us crazy. With respect to homeschooling, I know that one of the most crazy-making aspects of it is choosing curriculum. You spend HOURS researching. By the time you're done, you can't...

The Best Free Grammar Websites

  If your students struggle with grammar or find it boring, you'll love these free websites that can serve as a complete curriculum, a great complement to your studies, or a fun, occasional break. I've reviewed dozens of websites (so you don't have to) and have...

6 Reasons I’ll Never Be a Perfect Homeschooler

I could absolutely be the perfect homeschooler that some moms already think I am if not for these six things: #1 I have imperfect kids Besides the usual signs of childhood imperfection like refusing to leave diapers on, disobedience (I told him not to play with...

The Ultimate Guide to Classical Conversations Resources

I shared my enthusiasm for using Classical Conversations Foundations materials independently in my post entitled, Why Classical Conversations Should Be a Part of Your Curriculum. My enthusiasm and my readership have grown since I wrote that review. I have discovered a...

Review of Hoffman Academy’s Piano Lessons for Kids

I had the pleasure of interviewing Joseph Hoffman of Hoffman Academy for the podcast today. I hope you'll listen to this excellent interview. I called him the Mister Rogers of piano lessons. First, let me say that I am not an affiliate for Hoffman Academy. I sought...

The Best Places to Find Homeschool Freebies & Giveaways

If you're like most homeschoolers, you've come across some great freebies -- whether it's a website, a whole curriculum, or a printable you can use in teaching your children. Maybe you've even heard about a book, curriculum, or iPad giveaway that you've entered. The...

Where to Find the Easiest Homeschool Record System Ever

I've struggled to find a homeschool record keeping system that works for my family for nine years and I've finally found it! I'm sharing it with readers of Blessed Beyond a Doubt today. I hope you enjoy the post and Jill's fabulous blog, too. Most of all, I hope I can...

Why Classical Conversations Should Be a Part of Your Curriculum

You homeschool because you feel called by God to teach your children. You homeschool because you want to build their godly character. But let's be honest. You also homeschool because you want your kids to be smart! At the very least, you want your children to have a...

How to Homeschool

Brand New to Homeschooling? You or a friend can do it in 15 simple steps! 1. Decide if homeschooling is right for you. It took me some time to decide to homeschool. I share my story here. Read this list of issues to consider and if you still want to homeschool,...

How to Customize Your Curriculum

  One of the things new homeschoolers struggle with most is choosing curriculum. Even after they've made their choice, they doubt themselves. Truth be told, we veterans do the same thing. I know I will even revisit the same decisions I made long ago, just to make...

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