Category: Homeschooling

Shakespeare At Home

First, before the real post, I wanted you all to know that we get to keep 12 hours of nursing care!!!! We went through several appeals, but finally an external appeal agency agreed with us and overturned the insurance company’s decision to reduce our hours. Thank you for you prayers!!! Now onto the post! One Read More

How to Create Self-Motivated Learners

If there’s one question I’m hearing more and more frequently this fall it’s “How do I get my kids to do their school work?”. Parents who are overseeing distance learning are stressing out because their kids need seemingly endless amounts of oversight, and homeschoolers are second guessing every piece of curriculum they’ve purchased. I am Read More

Welcome Back to St. Bruno’s: 2020-2021 Curriculum Picks

We’re wrapping up our second week of school so it’s the perfect time to share my annual curriculum post! It’s littered with affiliate links so feel free to click and toss some pennies in my hat. (More links coming as I get time to add them.) After only homeschooling Edie and Bryon for the last Read More

Balancing Full-Time Work While Homeschooling

For someone like me who has always been fortunate enough to homeschool my kids full-time and not worry about needing a full or part-time job to help with bills, the thought of doing what I do PLUS working seems downright impossible, but there are families doing it, and doing it well. I tracked a few Read More

{SQT} Homeschooling and Weekly Adventures

I don’t always write about homeschooling, but when I do, it’s because it’s August and I’m usually thinking about how great the next school year will be. Never mind the challenges of the last school year, this year is going to be different- I’m going to be different! Everything is going to go according to Read More

Answers To Your Top Seven Homeschooling Questions

Welcome to the last installment in this weeks homeschooling series! So far we’ve covered: How to Start Homeschooling Your Elementary Student How to Start Homeschooling Your Teenager How to Start Homeschooling Your Special Needs Child How to Homeschool During Difficult Circumstances And now today I answer the seven questions I get the most from people Read More

How to Homeschool During Difficult Circumstances

Welcome back to my ongoing series of posts for anyone considering homeschooling, and for homeschooling parents who need a fresh perspective. Today I’m writing about a type of homeschooling I’m especially qualified to write about: homeschooling through difficult circumstances. Now, of course there are many horrible tragedies my family has not undergone, but we’ve experienced Read More

How to Start Homeschooling Your Special Needs Child

On Monday I covered elementary students. Tuesday I tackled teenagers. Today I’m talking about the most complex group of kids; those labeled “special needs”. Regardless of your child’s physical, intellectual, or mental disabilities, he will be lumped into the ambiguous “special needs” category. Even though the actual needs of these kids will vary wildly, I’m Read More

How to Start Homeschooling Your Teenager

Yesterday’s post introduced the basics to homeschooling your elementary student. Today’s post will build on that and let you know how homeschooling a teenager (in middle school or high school) is similar to, AND VERY DIFFERENT FROM, homeschooling your younger kids. If this is your first year homeschooling, read yesterday’s post. It will give you Read More

How to Start Homeschooling Your Elementary School Student

Lots of people are thinking about homeschooling for the coming academic year. As a homeschooling/ multischooling mom of five with 14 years experience under my belt for all grades, I’m going to do my best this week to give you the practical advice you need, in an orderly manner, so you can begin homeschooling with Read More

{SQT} Next Year’s New Student And Attempts At Summer Fun

1. We are officially done with school for the year. Fulton and Teddy finished all their work last week, and this week I am correcting, grading, and updating transcripts for the older three. There are a few things the older three are redoing or finishing for me, but it’s basically been a week of tying Read More

Seven Lessons Learned From Raising A Homeschool Graduate

Today Addie was supposed to be graduating in a royal blue cap and gown on a stage with her fellow homeschoolers. Like most seniors, her ceremony has been postponed. We’ve ordered the graduation announcements (hopefully we’ll send them out soon-promise!), and put a sign in the front yard so all strangers passing by the house Read More

Mid-Year Homeschool Review

I wish I would’ve gotten in the habit of these mid-year (or 2/3 year) review posts earlier into my homeschool blogging game. From August to August it can be hard to remember all the things I changed and reasons for doing so, but after a couple semesters, it’s usually much easier to reflect and make Read More

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