Homeschooling is a powerful choice for many families. Over the past ten years home education has become the learning method of choice for a wide range of families from all political, religious, and socioeconomic situations.
I’ve grouped some of my homeschooling posts into topics that will be easy to see at a glance. The links in this post are about general homeschooling 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.
- If you have a twice-exceptional (2e) learner, 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!
Creating a Simple and Cozy Homeschool
My site is centered on the idea of creating a simple and cozy homeschool filled with peace, understanding, joy, beauty, and faith. These posts are foundational to what I do here. Each post will encourage you.
- Creating a Cozy Life – Getting Started
- Enjoying a Simple Homeschool
- Why Differently Wired Children Need a Simple Life
Popular Homeschooling Posts
These are some of the most popular posts on my website that continually bring people here and have brought about lots of comments and discussion. Feel free to add to any discussion you find that is helpful or if you have a question. These posts are listed in alphabetical order here, not in order of popularity.
- A Sample Kindergarten Homeschool Schedule For A Creative Dreamer Child
- Classical Conversations Negatives and Why We Didn’t Join
- Homeschool Curriculum For A Right Brained, Spirited Child
- Homeschool versus Christian School
- How We Ended Up Relaxed Homeschoolers and What It Looks Like
- How We Ended Up (Almost) Unschoolers
- Occupational Therapy For Dysgraphia Or Writing Problems
- Our Experience With Hibernation Homeschooling
- Relaxed Homeschooling For A Creative Gifted Child
- Teachers Who Become Homeschoolers Are The Indicator Species
- Why I Embraced “Twaddle” For My Creative, Right-Brained Child
- Why I Homeschool In The Afternoon And Not the Morning
Homeschool Mom Life
The life of a homeschool mom is full of ups and downs. These posts will hopefully encourage you and give you fresh ideas and insights as a homeschooling mom.
Being a Homeschool Mom
- 3 Easy Ways to Tear Down a Fellow Homeschool Mom
- 100 Ridiculous Things Said to Homeschoolers
- Creating a Mom-Friendly Homeschool
- Does Homeschooling Devalue Women?
- Encouraging a Homeschool Mom – 57 Bloggers Share Their Most Encouraging Post
- How to Choose a Homeschool Convention
- Preparing Your Homeschool Substitute Teacher Plans and Bins
- Saying “No” to Homeschool Pressures
- The Importance of Deschooling the Homeschool Mom
- Thoughts on Motherhood, Making a Home, Homeschooling, and Working at Home
Introvert Moms Who Homeschool
- 5 Important Truths for Introverts Who Homeschool
- 5 Ways an Introvert Can Survive a Homeschool Convention
- I Can’t Homeschool Because I’m an Introvert
- Parenting and Homeschooling as an Introvert
Homeschool Curriculum Reviews
I’ve had the opportunity to review quite a bit of homeschool curriculum. You can see those reviews here.
- Mathseeds Math Skills Workbooks
- Math Mammoth for Homeschool Math
- Mr. D Online Math
- Online Math for Relaxed Homeschoolers
- Homeschool Math Curriculum Ideas for Kids Who Learn Differently
- Homeschool Science Curriculum for Online Learning
- Pearson Homeschool Science Curriculum Review
- Kendall Hunt Science Review
- Homeschool Reading Curriculum Reviews – Apologia’s Readers in Residence
- Online Reading Instruction for Homeschoolers
- Kendall Hunt Pathways 2.0 Reading and Language Arts
- Sensible High School Homeschool Curriculum
- CLEP Exam Study Guides
- Understanding Homeschool High School Requirements
- Art History Kids
- Online Art Classes for Beginners
- Christian Entrepreneurship for Kids Curriculum
- Always Icecream Website for Girls
- Learn to Type for Kids with KidzType
A few posts I’ve written about standardized testing, preparing for the ACT exams, etc.
- ACT Test Prep Classes Online
- Stanford Achievement Test for Homeschoolers
- Standardized Testing with a Homeschooled Gifted/2e Child
General Homeschool Posts
These are some general homeschooling posts that offer helpful ideas and information on a variety of topics.
- 5 Reasons Why We Love Our Homeschool Co-op
- 7 Keys to Homeschooling Success
- 100 Field Trip Ideas for Homeschoolers
- Choosing a Homeschool Approach – Understand Your Child First
- Creating an Arts and Crafts Cabinet
- Home School Versus Home Education
- How to Start Homeschooling a Kindergartener
- Nature Study for Indoor People
- Our Family’s Experience with Minecraft
- Showing a Child the World is Fascinating
- The Gift of Creativity and Beauty in Our Homeschool
- Why I Don’t Plan Crafts For My Child
Our Early 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.
- ABC Mouse Website for Toddlers, Preschool, and Kindergarten
- First Days of Homeschool Preschool
- How a Homeschool Dreamer Does Preschool Math
- How I Currently “Teach” Caroline
- Our First Year of Homeschooling – A Look at the Ups and Downs of Kindergarten
- Reflections on Our Homeschool Preschool
- Should I Send My Child to Preschool? Thoughts on education, family, and community from a Christian perspective
- The Critical Importance of Play for Young Children
- The Importance of Play for Small Children
Our Homeschool 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. We now have turned our learning room into a library which I need to add pictures of! You can see a bit in the last link.
- Our Homeschool Learning Room
- Our Homeschool Learning Room 2013-2014
- Our Homeschool Learning Room 2014-2015
- Our Homeschool Learning Room Changed Up
- Our Homeschool Learning Room 2015-2016
- Tidying Up Our Homeschool Learning Room (It truly was life changing!)
- Our Cozy Home Remodel
Our Homeschool 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…
- A Sample Kindergarten Homeschool Schedule for a Creative Dreamer Child
- Homeschool Curriculum for a Right Brained, Spirited Child
- Homeschooling a Gifted/2e Visual-Spatial Learner
- Kindergarten Homeschool Planning
- Must Have Items for Homeschooling a Creative Girl
- Relaxed Homeschooling Curriculum for a Creative Gifted Child
- Teaching Our Spirited, Active Child to Read
- Relaxed Homeschooling in Middle School
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 – An Early Elementary Years Series
- How I Teach Language Arts – Relaxed Homeschooling
- How I Teach Math – Relaxed Homeschooling
- How I Teach Science – Relaxed Homeschooling
- How I Teach History – Relaxed Homeschooling
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 Series
- Personality Types and Homeschooling Stress
- Age Disequilibrium and Homeschooling Stress
- Choosing Curriculum and Homeschooling Stress
- Feeling Inadequate and Homeschooling Stress
- Feeling Behind and Homeschooling Stress
- A Busy Messy Home 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.
- Re-Energize Your Homeschool – A Homeschooling Series
- Change Your Homeschool Approach
- Invest in New Materials
- Practice the Art of Strewing
- Change Up Your Homeschool Space
- Relax and Plan More Fun
Learning With Themes
If you are intrigued by the idea of learning with themes with your child, I have many posts filled with all kinds of fun ideas. Check out this post for information and a free download of 41 Unit Study Printables that will work with many of your learning activities (even if you don’t use unit studies exclusively!).
My Beautiful Homeschool Planners
Click on any cover to see more details, including an editable preview file that you can try out!