Home education is a powerful choice for many families. Over the past ten years homeschooling has become the learning method of choice for a wide range of families from all political, religious and socioeconomic situations.
I’ve tried to group my home education posts in topics that will be most useful for people who use this page. The posts on this page are about general home education topics.
- If you have a gifted/2e child, you will also want to see my Gifted/2e Children Resources page that is filled with posts specifically about those topics. There is some overlap between that page and this, but that page is very specific. I also have a page about 2e or Twice-Exceptional Learners.
- If you are looking for Learning Printables, please visit my shop.
I hope you find encouragement here!
General Homeschooling Posts
Nature Study Ideas for People Who Prefer to Stay IndoorsDoes Homeschooling Devalue Women?3 Easy Ways to Tear Down a Fellow Homeschool MomTeachers who become homeschoolers are the indicator speciesParenting and Homeschooling as an IntrovertChoosing a Homeschool Approach – Understand Your Child First!Preparing Your Homeschool Substitute Teacher Plans and BinI Can’t Homeschool Because I’m an Introvert103 Ways to Learn from Experienced Homeschoolers5 Reasons Why We Love Our Homeschool Co-opCreating a Mom-Friendly HomeschoolHomeschool versus Christian SchoolSaying “No” to Homeschool PressuresWhy I homeschool in the afternoon and not the morningHow to Start Homeschooling a Kindergartener10 Signs a Homeschooling Mom Was a Teacher FirstCreating an Arts and Craft CabinetHow we ended up relaxed homeschoolers and what it looks like7 Keys to Homeschool SuccessHomeschool Curriculum vs. Traditional School Curriculum5 Important Truths for Introverts Who HomeschoolHomeschooling, Homework and Excessive Expectations on Children TodayHow to Choose a Homeschool Convention5 Ways an Introvert Can Survive a Homeschool ConventionHome Schooling versus Home EducationShowing a Child the World is FascinatingThe Gift of Creativity and Beauty in Our HomeschoolHibernation HomeschoolingOur Family’s Experience with MinecraftUsing a KWL Chart in the HomeschoolFive Vendors I’d Like to Meet in Person at a Homeschool ConventionRelationship Homeschooling and Your Differently-Wired ChildWhy I Don’t Plan Crafts For My ChildOccupational Therapy for Dysgraphia or Writing Problems
Our Home Education Journey
Our homeschooling journey has been full of twists and turns. When I think of where we were when Caroline was four and we were trying to figure out the preschool thing and where we are now… I never would have anticipated any of it! I have written about our journey since kindergarten, but those posts are scattered in curriculum (scroll down) and gifted/2e sections.
How I Currently “Teach” CarolineShould I Send My Child to Preschool? Thoughts on education, family and community from a Christian perspectiveThe Importance of Play for Small ChildrenThe Critical Importance of Play for Young ChildrenFirst Days of Homeschool PreschoolReflections on Our Practice Homeschool PreschoolABC Mouse Website for Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten and First GradeHow a Homeschooled Dreamer Does Preschool MathOur First Year of Homeschooling – A Look Back at the Ups and Downs of Kindergarten
Our Learning Room
We started with a corner in the dining room, moved to a different house, set up in the basement, and eventually used our living room as our learning room.
Our Homeschool Learning RoomOur Homeschool Learning Room 2013-2014Our Homeschool Learning Room 2014-2015Our Homeschool Learning Room Changed UpOur Homeschool Learning Room for 2015-2016Tidying Up Our Homeschool Learning Room (It truly was life-changing!)
Our Curriculum Choices
Maybe this should be Our Curriculum Non-Choices. If you are looking for straight-forward advice and planning, you aren’t going to find it here. I’ve been making it up as I go for a long time…
Kindergarten Homeschool PlanningA Sample Kindergarten Homeschool Schedule for a Creative, Dreamer ChildTeaching Our Spirited, Active Child to ReadHomeschool Curriculum for a Right-brained, Spirited ChildMust Have Items for Homeschooling a Creative GirlRelaxed Homeschooling Curriculum for a Creative Gifted ChildHomeschooling Curriculum for Gifted/2e Visual-Spatial Learners
Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years
This is a series I wrote about how we embraced relaxed homeschooling over the first few years.
Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years – A How To SeriesHow I Teach Language Arts – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years SeriesHow I Teach Math – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary YearsHow I Teach Science – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary YearsHow I Teach History – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years
Overcoming Homeschooling Stress
Unfortunately homeschooling and stress seem to go hand-in-hand. The key is figuring out how to deal with the inevitable stress.
Overcoming Homeschooling Stress – A SeriesPersonality Types and Homeschooling StressAge Disequilibrium and Homeschooling StressChoosing Homeschool Curriculum and Homeschooling StressFeeling Inadequate and Homeschooling StressFeeling Behind and Homeschooling StressA Busy, Messy House and Homeschooling Stress
5 Days to Re-Energize Your Homeschool
Sometimes we need to shake things up a bit in our homeschooling. Here are lots of ideas for how to get a fresh start.
5 Days to Re-Energize Your Homeschool3 Ways to Change Your Homeschool ApproachCreative Ways to Re-Energize Your Homeschool SpaceRe-Energize Your Homeschool by Investing in New MaterialsPractice the Art of Strewing in Your HomeschoolRelax and Plan More Fun to Re-Energize Your Homeschool