Am I Doing Enough in My Homeschool?

The following is a post from contributing writer Amanda Pelser. Photo Credit If you’ve been homeschooling for more than a week, you’ve probably asked yourself this question: Am I doing enough in my homeschool? You’re probably feeling like that the answer is no. Let me reassure you that the answer is probably yes. Did you […]

The Hidden Dangers of the Myth of Perfection

What do these three statements have in common? The perfect homeschool The perfect homeschooling mother The perfect homeschooling family Yes, they all have the word perfect in them but, more importantly, they are all LIES. There are no perfect homeschools, homeschooling mothers, or homeschooling families. The sooner we stop believing in the myth of perfection, […]

Overcoming Homeschooling Mom Burnout {Helpful Homeschool Hints}

It’s THAT time of year! The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, the end of the traditional school year is drawing nearer, and homeschooling moms everywhere are wearing down.  They’re getting tired, losing patience, and worrying over how far behind they’ve fallen in science, or history, or mathematics.   And while ushering the […]

Homeschool Portfolios

This post was originally published on March 3, 2010.  But, since it’s that time of year again, we thought it would be helpful to take a look at it again. ——————— It’s getting close to that time of year again – assessment time! In Ohio, we have the option of standardized tests or having a […]

What I Wish I Knew Then

My oldest daughter is finishing fifth grade this year, and even though we’ve homeschooled all the way through so far, I still have a hard time seeing myself as an experienced homeschooler. I second-guess myself all the time and always have. But there is one thing I’ve gotten better about in the past six years […]