What Homeschooling is Really All About

The number of homeschoolers has grown, and this leaves many people scratching their heads. Is this a cult? Is this a movement? Is this a fad? Before we dig into the how-tis of making homeschool work, let’s talk about what homeschooling is, and what it isn’t. After all, every good structure needs a strong foundation, and for us, a great homeschool is built by knowing the facts. What Homeschooling Is . . . Homeschooling is an educational choice.  Many people {Read More}

3 Practical Tips to Help You Plan Joy into Your Homeschool

Have you ever met someone who you love being around and you want to make them an instant friend? That’s how I felt when I met Kristi Clover. She’s sweet, smart and fun! She’s also a homeschooling mama of many wonderful kiddos and a blogger. She’s my type of lady! (And we have a book, Homeschooling Basics, coming out soon—and you can listen to Kristi and I talk about God using your pain and you past on her podcast here!) Kristi’s {Read More}

Ask Tricia: Doing it All

I get asked questions all the time. As a wife of twenty-six years, a mom of ten—seven having been adopted, a homeschooler and a writer of over 60 books people want to know how my life works. Here is one of those questions and my short answer. More to come in the coming weeks! Doing it all. You are good at doing it all. How you do everything (mom, wife, homeschool, etc) AND have a home business?? —Stephanie L. Tricia Goyer {Read More}

Living History: The Real People Behind the Stories {by Kelli Stuart}

I can count on one hand the teachers who impacted me the most growing up. It started in 11th grade with my history teacher. On the first day of school, he came to class dressed as Captain Meriwether Lewis, and launched into a ten-minute monologue on the adventures of Lewis and Clark. I was hooked. Up until that time, history had been nothing but boring stories and pictures in books to me. But he brought it to life. He made {Read More}

How to Homeschool Multiple Ages

Q: My kids are ages four-and-a-half years old, two-and-a-half years, and ten-and-a-half months old. I am intimidated to homeschool them for some reason! You’ve been home-educating for a while now, I would love to glean from your knowledge and experience! Are there any tips or advice that you can offer me as I begin to teach multiple ages? A: When I first started homeschooling, my children were the same ages as your kids! I’ve been a homeschooling mom for more than {Read More}

14 Reasons Why I Homeschool

I’ve been a homeschooling mom for 20+ years. I’ve homeschooled three children all the way through high school, and my youngest child is 5-years-old, so I still have a long way to go. Why do I homeschool? Not because I want to hide my children away from the world. Not because I don’t have any dreams or goals of my own. Just the opposite. I sacrifice a lot to spend this time and effort on my kids. As a successful {Read More}

How to Start Homeschooling Your Preschooler

I first started homeschooling because my husband and I had met homeschooling kids and we saw a difference in them. We liked what we saw, but we had no idea where to start. After graduating three kids from homeschooling high school, John and I are starting again with three more kids, ages five, three, and two. I’ve spent so much time, money, and worries in the past, trying to figure out the “right” curriculum, I’m here to help you skip {Read More}

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