Why Am I Doing This Again?

Why Am I Doing This Again?

  Twelve Long-Term Reasons for Short-Term Perseverance with Homeschooling Written by Trisha Pull January can be a tough month. After the Christmas decorations come down and the deep cold of a Minnesota winter sets in, motivation to endure the day-to-day humdrum...
How to Make Your Own Educational Games

How to Make Your Own Educational Games

Our family loves to play board games, so we often used educational games for learning in our homeschool years. Check out this blogpost to see the many benefits of using games for learning. They can be used to teach information or to review information already learned...
Beating the Homeschool Winter Blues

Beating the Homeschool Winter Blues

For several years, I really struggled with the winter blues around this time of year. Maybe you do too. Many feel a letdown after the holidays. The colder, shorter days make it hard to get the kids outside to play. The lack of sunshine affects our moods as well. Plus,...
Stop the Comparison Game

Stop the Comparison Game

A young dad came to me with concerns about his son.  His friend’s 3-year-old already knew all the sounds of the letters. Plus, he was talking in full sentences and was way ahead of this young dad’s 3-year-old son. His worry was genuine. “Are we doing something wrong?”...

6 Tips for Motivating your Child to Learn

Photo by Юлія Дубина on Unsplash Some children just naturally love to learn, they’re easy to teach because they soak up information like a sponge. They beg you to teach them math and reading and more. Other children don’t gravitate to learning on their own. They’re...

8 Proven Tips for a Successful Homeschool Transition

Photo by Juliane Liebermann on Unsplash With COVID fears and our current world situation, there have been numerous families making the choice to homeschool for the first time over the last year.  The National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI.org) gives the...