Get On Your Oxygen Mask! The Importance of Self-Care While Homeschooling

You know how when you fly on an airplane, you are instructed to, in case of emergency, take care of your own oxygen mask before helping your child?

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Why Choose Homeschooling?

Parents choose to homeschool for many different reasons. In my case, I feel that by bringing my son home he has a better environment for learning, better individualized instruction

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How to Homeschool an Active Preschooler

My daughter was so disappointed when I told her that we would be doing preschool at home this year. She loved her year at preschooler, and she wanted

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Why I Keep Blogging

It takes at least 2 to 5 hours to put together a blog post. I must write and edit it, then I need an image, and if i

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A Homeschool Mom Schedule is Not for Wimps

“It’s morning, Mommy!” As usual, I start the day with my 4-year-old daughter’s cheerful greeting. After a hug and a kiss, she runs off to get ready for

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4 Homeschooling Lessons I Learn the Hard Way

I’ve recently begun my fourth year of homeschool, and yet, I find myself learning the same lessons every year. Of course, every homeschooling family is different. You may

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Who Do You Think You Are? Thoughts on The Savior’s Grace

Recently, I talked to one of my friends about the hardest part of teaching our young children.  We decided that the hardest part of teaching our children is that

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Essential Tips for Teaching Children at Home

A few years ago in British Columbia? There was a province-wide teacher strike. For months, the government and the teachers were unable to reach an agreement that would

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Three Ideas for How to Homeschool Kindergarten

When parents decide to homeschool their kindergarten-aged child, they may not know just where to begin! It is all new! They have made the decision but are easily

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Homeschooling How-To: Three Ideas for What to Teach

One of the first questions I had when I decided to homeschool my son was “How do I know what to teach?” As with so many other issues

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Summer School and Embracing Unschooling

A few months ago I mentioned I’d be going “full-steam ahead” with schooling during the summer. Hah. My plan for formal learning has fizzled. I have come to

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Homeschooling How To: Five “L’s” of Homeschooling

  As I’ve pondered this blog and the best ways I can serve the homeschooling community, I have decided to share some of the things that have worked

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