Self-help

Homeschooled College Graduation Reflections

Homeschooled College Graduation Reflections

College Graduate Sigh.After homeschooling from birth to high school graduation my son, Ian, has now also graduated from college. Graduating in December feels odd in every way.  There is no graduation ceremony in December.  There is no college diploma...

Sorting Through 12 Years of Curriculum

Sorting Through 12 Years of Curriculum

On my son’s last day of undergrad classes I was ready to go through 12 years of workbooks, papers, notebooks, art, books and all the other things I had saved.  We were so excited that day, undergrad was done!  But those boxes in the basement full of our...

SWS: Socializing While Shy

SWS: Socializing While Shy

“I’ve made a huge mistake.” These were the words that went through my head in November of 2021. At that time, myfamily was a year and a half into our homeschooling journey. Like many families, we had begunhomeschooling during the onset of COVID, and had found...

Making Your Curriculum Work

Making Your Curriculum Work

I received an email from a favorite curriculum company last week with the subject line: “Want to Jump Ship Due to the Curriculum You Picked Out?” along with a coupon code for their products. It’s that time of year. We’re beyond the excitement of the new year. We’re...

Choosing a Homeschool Curriculum

I often say that the opportunity to tailor your child’s education is one of the best, and also hardest, parts of homeschooling. The ability to choose curriculum to customize your family’s learning is wonderful but it’s easy to feel like you’re drowning in choices!...