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...

How to Help Your Child Memorize

Memory skills are both biological and experiential. In other words, you can be born with good or poor memory skills, but you can also learn to use them to their maximum. Memory skills are very important to your child's future academic success, so spend time helping...

How to Homeschool in an Hour a Day

Home educators have a lot of demands on their time. We may have multiple children, some of whom are babies or toddlers who require extra care. Some of our children may be teens who aren't yet driving, yet are involved in numerous outside classes or activities. Then...

How can I homeschool if my kids won’t listen?

The most popular question I get when I encourage parents to consider homeschooling is this one. Parents who have difficulty getting a child to do homework wonder how on earth they can teach him anything! If you were to ask me, a psychologist and experienced...

Co-op Motivation

Somehow I don't think I would have been motivated to re-enact the Revolutionary War on my own. But knowing that I had eight other children on their way to my house to do just that, got me going. A co-op can be anything from taking turns teaching one another's...

How Do You Stay Motivated to Homeschool?

My friend who will be homeschooling in the fall for the first time asked me this question. As that is one of the purposes of this entire site, it isn't a question I can answer in one post. But I did have some thoughts! Choose curriculum you love. If you love it, even...

How to Homeschool with Toddlers and Newborns

I have a friend who will begin her homeschooling journey this fall. She has been asking some excellent questions like this one: how do you homeschool with toddlers and newborns? I homeschooled for nine years with toddlers and newborns and while I didn't do a perfect...

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