As parents we need to shelter our children just enough, but not too much.
Does it take a lot of work to get a homeschooling cooperative or other educational program off the ground? Sure it does. But it’s not an impossible amount of work.
Jennifer Fitz says that if your community doesn't have Catholic homeschooling classes and support, now's the time to get organized.
Jennifer Fitz suggests great resources and a healthy attitude for teaching kids the "facts of life" in a faith-filled way.
“I just don’t even want to talk about it.” A mom confided she’d buried her head in the sand. Yes, her daughter could reasonably expect her period sometime in the next few years. But Mom just wasn’t
I hate summer break. I hate it because my kids the idea that the word “vacation” means “fighting over the computer all day”. But this year I’m determined to enjoy it. To make that happen, I’ve re-purposed
Forget diet secrets and extreme makeovers. Struggling homeschool moms have a more pressing question on the mind: Will a new curriculum solve my problems? Maybe I’ve been using the wrong book. Maybe, like the catalog promises, my
Having been duly warned about the dangers of praying for patience, just before Lent I did something nearly as foolish: I prayed for self-discipline. Because I haven’t got much of it. Some people do, and if that’s
This month I’d like to highlight four books that are my favorite go-to resources for struggling readers. These books will not be needed by every homeschool parent – often there is a simpler, fill-in-the-blanks workbook program that
January and February can be hard on homeschooling morale. I want to break up the monotony of long winter days, but I don’t want to lose speed intellectually, when we’re just getting back on track after the
It’s December already, and that means the dreaded J-word is just around the corner: January. For those who are new to homeschooling, January is the Month of Homeschooling Doom. A month or two of holiday craziness, followed
Thanksgiving’s around the corner, and if you’re a new homeschooler, that holiday conversations will revolve around one hot topic: Explaining Your Crazy Life to the Friends and Relatives. I’ve been at this homeschooling business for a decade
What did I do wrong? It’s the question we moms ask ourselves when our children sin. And if we aren’t ourselves wondering, we know that someone, somewhere, has answered the question for us. Someone’s out there cataloguing
It’s August, and while most of us have our school or homeschooling plans all neatly lined up and ready to go, I know there are a few parents out there scrambling to get a homeschool up and
Impress the commandments on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.– Deuteronomy 6:7. A ride-along is when a