A Guide to Creating your Homeschool Mission Statement

Your kids are home and you have the curriculum and the field trip plans, but is that really all you need to homeschool? Have you ever asked yourself WHY you have taken the homeschool route?  WHY is what you're doing better than the alternative for your kids? Emphasis on the part better for your own … Continue reading A Guide to Creating your Homeschool Mission Statement

How NOT to Answer Homeschooling Questions

Much has been written about how to address common myths about homeschooling with the curious or naysayers. There's a polite answer, including statistics, for everything from "what will they do when they get out into the real world" to "how will your kids ever get into college." We parents have many golden opportunities to kindly … Continue reading How NOT to Answer Homeschooling Questions

The World is Not Really Just Yours; Lessons for the Young (and Old)

  The dorm is well-stocked, the decorations are up and college is once again in full swing. I do love the tapestry hanging above my daughter's bed, but it should have come with a disclaimer. Two of our kids have now had the pleasure of college dorm life, or Character Building 101 as we like … Continue reading The World is Not Really Just Yours; Lessons for the Young (and Old)