Getting Started with Home Education

Getting Started with Home Education 2

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.

I hope you find encouragement here!


Most Popular Homeschooling Posts

These are some of the most popular posts on my website.

Why I Homeschool in the Afternoon and Not the MorningWhy I Homeschool in the Afternoon and Not the MorningOccupational Therapy for Dysgraphia or Writing ProblemsOccupational Therapy for Dysgraphia or Writing ProblemsClassical Conversations Negatives and Why We Didn’t JoinClassical Conversations Negatives and Why We Didn’t JoinHibernation HomeschoolingHibernation HomeschoolingTeachers Who Become Homeschoolers Are the Indicator SpeciesTeachers Who Become Homeschoolers Are the Indicator SpeciesHow We Ended Up Relaxed Homeschoolers and What It Looks LikeHow We Ended Up Relaxed Homeschoolers and What It Looks LikeHow We Ended Up (Almost) UnschoolersHow We Ended Up (Almost) UnschoolersA Sample Kindergarten Homeschool Schedule for a Creative, Dreamer ChildA Sample Kindergarten Homeschool Schedule for a Creative, Dreamer ChildHomeschool versus Christian SchoolHomeschool versus Christian SchoolHomeschool Curriculum for a Right Brained, Spirited ChildHomeschool Curriculum for a Right Brained, Spirited ChildRelaxed Homeschooling Curriculum for a Creative Gifted ChildRelaxed Homeschooling Curriculum for a Creative Gifted Child


Homeschool Mom Life

The life of a homeschool mom is full of ups and downs.

Encouraging a Homeschool Mom – 57 Bloggers Share Their Most Encouraging PostEncouraging a Homeschool Mom – 57 Bloggers Share Their Most Encouraging PostCreating a Mom-Friendly HomeschoolCreating a Mom-Friendly HomeschoolThe Importance of Deschooling the Homeschool MomThe Importance of Deschooling the Homeschool MomThoughts on Motherhood, Making a Home, Homeschooling, and Working at HomeThoughts on Motherhood, Making a Home, Homeschooling, and Working at HomeSaying “No” to Homeschool PressuresSaying “No” to Homeschool Pressures100 Ridiculous Things Said to Homeschoolers100 Ridiculous Things Said to HomeschoolersDoes Homeschooling Devalue Women?Does Homeschooling Devalue Women?3 Easy Ways to Tear Down a Fellow Homeschool Mom3 Easy Ways to Tear Down a Fellow Homeschool MomPreparing Your Homeschool Substitute Teacher Plans and BinPreparing Your Homeschool Substitute Teacher Plans and Bin5 Important Truths for Introverts Who Homeschool5 Important Truths for Introverts Who HomeschoolI Can’t Homeschool Because I’m an IntrovertI Can’t Homeschool Because I’m an IntrovertParenting and Homeschooling as an IntrovertParenting and Homeschooling as an IntrovertHow to Choose a Homeschool ConventionHow to Choose a Homeschool Convention5 Ways an Introvert Can Survive a Homeschool Convention5 Ways an Introvert Can Survive a Homeschool Convention


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.

How I Currently “Teach” CarolineHow I Currently “Teach” CarolineShould I Send My Child to Preschool? Thoughts on education, family and community from a Christian perspectiveShould I Send My Child to Preschool? Thoughts on education, family and community from a Christian perspectiveThe Importance of Play for Small ChildrenThe Importance of Play for Small ChildrenThe Critical Importance of Play for Young ChildrenThe Critical Importance of Play for Young ChildrenFirst Days of Homeschool PreschoolFirst Days of Homeschool PreschoolReflections on Our Practice Homeschool PreschoolReflections on Our Practice Homeschool PreschoolABC Mouse Website for Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten and First GradeABC Mouse Website for Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten and First GradeHow a Homeschooled Dreamer Does Preschool MathHow a Homeschooled Dreamer Does Preschool MathOur First Year of Homeschooling – A Look Back at the Ups and Downs of KindergartenOur First Year of Homeschooling – A Look Back at the Ups and Downs of Kindergarten


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.

Our Homeschool Learning RoomOur Homeschool Learning RoomOur Homeschool Learning Room 2013-2014Our Homeschool Learning Room 2013-2014Our Homeschool Learning Room 2014-2015Our Homeschool Learning Room 2014-2015Our Homeschool Learning Room Changed UpOur Homeschool Learning Room Changed UpOur Homeschool Learning Room for 2015-2016Our Homeschool Learning Room for 2015-2016Tidying Up Our Homeschool Learning Room (It truly was life-changing!)Tidying Up Our Homeschool Learning Room (It truly was life-changing!)


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…

Kindergarten Homeschool PlanningKindergarten Homeschool PlanningA Sample Kindergarten Homeschool Schedule for a Creative, Dreamer ChildA Sample Kindergarten Homeschool Schedule for a Creative, Dreamer ChildTeaching Our Spirited, Active Child to ReadTeaching Our Spirited, Active Child to ReadHomeschool Curriculum for a Right-brained, Spirited ChildHomeschool Curriculum for a Right-brained, Spirited ChildMust Have Items for Homeschooling a Creative GirlMust Have Items for Homeschooling a Creative GirlRelaxed Homeschooling Curriculum for a Creative Gifted ChildRelaxed Homeschooling Curriculum for a Creative Gifted ChildHomeschooling Curriculum for Gifted/2e Visual-Spatial LearnersHomeschooling 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 SeriesRelaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years – A How To SeriesHow I Teach Language ArtsHow I Teach Language ArtsHow I Teach MathHow I Teach MathHow I Teach ScienceHow I Teach ScienceHow I Teach HistoryHow I Teach History


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 SeriesOvercoming Homeschooling Stress – A SeriesPersonality Types and Homeschooling StressPersonality Types and Homeschooling StressAge Disequilibrium and Homeschooling StressAge Disequilibrium and Homeschooling StressChoosing Homeschool Curriculum and Homeschooling StressChoosing Homeschool Curriculum and Homeschooling StressFeeling Inadequate and Homeschooling StressFeeling Inadequate and Homeschooling StressFeeling Behind and Homeschooling StressFeeling Behind and Homeschooling StressA Busy, Messy House 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 Homeschool5 Days to Re-Energize Your Homeschool3 Ways to Change Your Homeschool Approach3 Ways to Change Your Homeschool ApproachInvest in New Homeschool MaterialsInvest in New Homeschool MaterialsPractice the Art of Strewing in Your HomeschoolPractice the Art of Strewing in Your HomeschoolCreative Ways to Re-Energize Your Homeschool SpaceCreative Ways to Re-Energize Your Homeschool SpaceRelax and Plan More Homeschool FunRelax and Plan More Homeschool Fun


General Homeschool Posts

Nature Study Ideas for People Who Prefer to Stay IndoorsNature Study Ideas for People Who Prefer to Stay IndoorsChoosing a Homeschool Approach – Understand Your Child First!Choosing a Homeschool Approach – Understand Your Child First!5 Reasons Why We Love Our Homeschool Co-op5 Reasons Why We Love Our Homeschool Co-op103 Ways to Learn from Experienced Homeschoolers103 Ways to Learn from Experienced HomeschoolersHow to Start Homeschooling a KindergartenerHow to Start Homeschooling a KindergartenerCreating an Arts and Craft CabinetCreating an Arts and Craft Cabinet7 Keys to Homeschool Success7 Keys to Homeschool Success10 Signs a Homeschooling Mom Was a Teacher First10 Signs a Homeschooling Mom Was a Teacher FirstHomeschool Curriculum vs. Traditional School CurriculumHomeschool Curriculum vs. Traditional School CurriculumHome Schooling versus Home EducationHome Schooling versus Home EducationShowing a Child the World is FascinatingShowing a Child the World is FascinatingThe Gift of Creativity and Beauty in Our HomeschoolThe Gift of Creativity and Beauty in Our HomeschoolOur Family’s Experience with MinecraftOur Family’s Experience with MinecraftWhy I Don’t Plan Crafts For My ChildWhy I Don’t Plan Crafts For My ChildRelationship Homeschooling and Your Differently-Wired ChildRelationship Homeschooling and Your Differently-Wired ChildUsing a KWL Chart in the HomeschoolUsing a KWL Chart in the HomeschoolFive Vendors I’d Like to Meet in Person at a Homeschool ConventionFive Vendors I’d Like to Meet in Person at a Homeschool ConventionHomeschooling, Homework and Excessive Expectations on Children TodayHomeschooling, Homework, and Excessive Expectations on Children Today



Getting Started with Home Education

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