RLL 14: What if I Fall Behind | A Listener Question

RLL 14: What if I Fall Behind | A Listener Question

Connie worries that her kids will fall behind if they follow an unconventional homeschooling schedule. Her family finds themselves out of the house several days a week, and they’re all exhausted by the time they get home. Is it possible to make a three-day...
Cultivating Creative Thinking

Cultivating Creative Thinking

Creative thinking is a crucial skill for kids of all ages. Teachers and parents need to include critical, creative, and logical thinking games, activities, and puzzles into their teaching and conversations with children.     No matter how old a child is, he or she...
Finding Community: Building a Support System Online and In-Person

Finding Community: Building a Support System Online and In-Person

Homeschoolers – especially those that have been doing this awhile – laugh at the question that is most often brought up by concerned family and friends. The socialization question really is quite amusing, as kids have opportunities to be social in so many ways. There...
Learning with Games | Blocks Rock!

Learning with Games | Blocks Rock!

MOM! She’s being mean to me! I closed my eyes and groaned inwardly. Seriously… the time between the end of winter and the beginning of springtime — you know, when the weather can’t quite make up its mind what it’s going to do — is so exhausting for an intense...
RLL 09 Pam Barnhill: Better Together

RLL 09 Pam Barnhill: Better Together

  Strengthening your family, simplifying your homeschool, and savoring the subjects that matter most is a piece of cake when you take a moment to soak in the wisdom of today’s guest, my friend Pam Barnhill. She has a knack for putting things into perspective and...
Why You Should Attend a Homeschool Convention

Why You Should Attend a Homeschool Convention

Homeschool convention season is upon us and I am so excited to be back with Great Homeschool Conventions! I’ll have all-new talks to share, exciting new stuff happening in my booth, and I always love seeing the faces of new friends and old ones. It’s...
RLL 07 Alicia Hutchinson: Homeschooling and Learning Well

RLL 07 Alicia Hutchinson: Homeschooling and Learning Well

  Simple ideas + Easy routines = Homeschooling with confidence… That’s the philosophy behind the beautiful community that is Learning Well with Alicia Hutchinson. In this episode, Alicia and I talk about the beauty of an ever-evolving homeschool life and...
101 Reasons Eclectic Homeschooling Works for Gifted Kids

101 Reasons Eclectic Homeschooling Works for Gifted Kids

It started out an easy, relaxed conversation, and then the mom at the library asked me the question I most dread answering… “What curriculum do you use with your kids?” I always stammer and then feel like a deer caught in the headlights. I mean, how...
101 Reasons You Need Audio Books in Your Homeschool

101 Reasons You Need Audio Books in Your Homeschool

“Alexa, play Harry Potter and the Sorcer’s Stone from my Audible library.” My eight year old daughter grabs her portable easel, some felt tip pens, and her sketchbook and settles into a pile of pillows on the family room floor to listen to our...