Phonics Vs. Sight Words

Phonics Vs. Sight Words

When I started kindergarten, my mom told me that I walked out because “I want to learn to read and all they are having us do is color pictures!” When I was in first grade I remember my teacher sitting in front of the classroom, leaning against her desk with her feet...

A Husband’s View of Homeschooling

A Husband’s View of Homeschooling

I was talking with my husband one night about some of the reactions I get when I tell people that I homeschool. It's always the same reactions with a few twists every now and again. On this night I was particularly vexed by someone when my husband decided to write a...

When Life Is Too Much

When Life Is Too Much

Haven’t we all felt this way at one point or another? I started to feel this way heavily after my fifth child was born. It was a pretty tough pregnancy for me. I’m pretty sure my pelvic floor just completely gave out so I was on crutches. It was a surprise pregnancy...

Taking the Fear out of Homeschooling

Taking the Fear out of Homeschooling

I have had my share of conversations regarding homeschooling. It used to be the “socialization” question, but recently I’ve had a lot of people telling me I am not qualified to teach my children because I don’t have a degree in elementary education. As it turns out,...

Homeschooling a New Generation

Homeschooling a New Generation

I'll be honest, I never thought I would homeschool. I grew up homeschooled and yet I never thought about what I would do when I had kids. When my husband and I were dating, we talked about our future and what we wanted together. I had my opinions about things like...

Who I am

I am a second-generation homeschooler raising 5 kids. I'm still in the elementary years, but I also bring you wisdom from my mom, Betty, who raised and homeschooled 14 kids of her own. If you need a tribe to connect with, you've found it!

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