How to Reduce Whining and Complaining in Your Homeschool Days

How to Reduce Whining and Complaining in Your Homeschool Days

“I hate math!” “Why do we have to do so much writing?” “Will we ever be done with school?” Does this sound familiar? As homeschoolers, our children feel a bit too comfortable expressing their complaints at times, don’t they? When teacher is mom or dad, it’s easier to...

Finding Joy in Your Homeschool Journey

The holidays are done, and the new year stretches before us. It’s time to begin a new semester of school…and I’m guessing that some of you may not be feeling very excited about getting back into a school schedule again. Maybe you feel a bit overwhelmed with the idea...
Fun Educational Games for Learning Language Arts

Fun Educational Games for Learning Language Arts

I’ve always known playing games made learning so much more fun for our children.  However, as I wrote my last post on the benefits of using games for teaching,  I was excited to find studies and information that confirmed what I knew experientially:  playing...

Beating the Homeschool Winter Doldrums!

I don’t know what it is about January and February, but I suspect it has to do with the long vacation over the holidays, and maybe the cold weather and the trapped feeling from being indoors more. School feels like such a chore, and life is not quite as “joyful” at...