A Change of Gear

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to slow down.  Northern hemisphere homeschoolers are slowing down for the summer, and southern hemisphere homeschoolers are starting to feel tired and ready for a winter break after a very busy term. At our house we have been working hard, and we truly are ready to take a break.  We are going … Continue reading

7 Tips for Coping With Negativity

Have you ever had someone say something rude to you about homeschooling? You are not alone. When you are homeschooling, you are going against the grain.  You are running counter-culture.  So it stands to reason that you will face opposition.  That’s okay; it comes with the territory.  Coping with negativity is part of what homeschooling is about. How you choose … Continue reading

What Homeschoolers Can Learn From Shakespeare

Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Julius Caesar (Act II, Scene ii) by William Shakespeare Many people consider homeschooling but never even get started because their fears destroy their desire for this wonderful lifestyle. Others start homeschooling but don’t enjoy the experience because they are constantly afraid that they are not … Continue reading

How Do You Keep Your Children Safe Online?

Facebook for Homeschoolers? Over the Easter holiday break, our youngest daughter, (16 years old) finally joined Facebook.  She had been resisting joining, partly because of all the negative press she had received from her dad and me about it.  And she had held off for a very long time. But things had reached a point where she was one of the … Continue reading

Book and Course Recommendation

This week I received a happy surprise in the form of an email from someone who is just completing the Grammar Lessons Made Easy course.  I wrote back to Suzy and asked her if I could share her email, and she said yes! 🙂 So here it is: Hi Stephanie, Just a quick email to let you know how much … Continue reading