Tag Archives: homeschool

How to Push Through When Mom Doesn't Want to Teach

As a newbie homeschool mom, I thought the winter months would be a piece of cake—staying cozy, snuggled inside with our studies. The reality is quite different. Being cooped up for long periods without a chance to get outside and … Continue reading

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Transition to College with Advanced Placement in High School

Our oldest daughter worked at an accelerated pace through Sonlight's upper level courses and had finished Sonlight 400 by age fifteen. Because of her advanced writing skills, we knew she was ready for college level coursework. But at the tender … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Colleges Love Homeschoolers

One month into my freshman year of college, my math professor asked me to stay after class. “Were you homeschooled?” he asked. My face flushed, certain I’d somehow been outed as a dysfunctional outcast. (Pervasive stereotypes can affect even the … Continue reading

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Four Things Not to Do When Your Homeschool Hits a Snag

A fresh start is a wonderful feeling. I enjoy thinking about goals and new habits at the beginning of a new year. But what happens when you're halfway through the year and you feel like you are behind, or something … Continue reading

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7 Truths to Zap Your Fears about Teaching Homeschool Art History

Art, it seems, is one of the more misunderstood subjects. In my conversations with homeschool parents, I’ve encountered over and over the idea that only artistically-minded families can adequately teach homeschool art history, or that art is somehow more difficult … Continue reading

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8 Ways I Re-evaluate My Homeschool for the New Year

I love Christmas, but I think I love the New Year just about as much. There’s something exciting about a fresh start that makes my heart happy. This is especially true in homeschooling. Usually, by the time October rolls around, … Continue reading

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6 Steps to Getting Back into a Homeschool Routine after Holidays

It can be hard to reestablish a sense of normalcy after a break in the homeschool routine, can’t it? Even if the tree is still blinking in the corner of the living room, Christmas is, to borrow from Charles Dickens, … Continue reading

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