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7 Point Sanity-Saving Checklist for Planning Your Homeschool Year

So you have bought your curriculum and now it's sitting there, staring at you. As you are looking over the awesome curriculum you plan to use this fall, I encourage you to consider this Sanity Saving Checklist for Planning Your Homeschool Year before the first day of school.Are there enough hours in the day?It's possible you have purchased 18 hours worth of curriculum, but I don't suggest you homeschool for 18 hours a day.Will it cause burnout?If...

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Homeschooling High School: Success with the First, Confidence with the Second

I love hearing back from parents with graduates!  I love hearing about her successes with the National Merit Finalist, college admission, and full scholarships.  Here is what Andrea wrote: I have learned so much over these past couple of years and appreciate so much the help your Gold Care Club has been. My oldest son, Adam, just graduated and is going to be attending Auburn University this fall with scholarships that will more than equal a...

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Prevent the Zombie Apocalypse in Your Home! How to Create Safe and Sane Technology Boundaries!

Are you scared at the thought of what’s lurking online? Is your child becoming a zombie in front of any screen? During this spooky time, prevent the Zombie Apocalypse in your home by setting critical technology boundaries!TechnoLogic: Critical Technology Boundaries for Children and Teens Webinar Series It’s a new world! Parenting has always been challenging, but these days the hardest parts of parenting involve electronic gadgets or technology. Do you need help figuring out how to...

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Homeschool Mom Secret Decoder

 Men and women are gender aliens. Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Pink talking and blue talking collide in waves of purplish conversations.How can we possibly cope when the two genders are so different? We just need some help so we can understand one another! Can't we all just get along? We just need to use my husband's top secret  "Homeschool Mom Secret Decoder"  Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy - but...

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How to Be a Better Home Educator

How to Be a Better Home Educator You can become a better home educator this year and every year and build a better homeschool with tools you have around the house. You may be anxious and searching for something to make you feel secure. But some things really won't help you at all - and sometimes they actually make the situation much worse and increase feelings of incompetence. A degree in teaching will NOT make you...

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Your Child's Method of Learning

Books rule! We really like books. We soak up books. Everything that we want to find out can be discovered from a book. Many times people ask me why our reading lists were so incredibly long. It wasn’t due to the fact I assigned all of those books, I can tell you that much! For both of my boys, reading is their “love language. ”  Let them have a book, and they will adore you forever....

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Teaching the Difficult Classes

What do you do if your student needs to take a class that is way out of your comfort zone. We all have that subject, don't we? This video shares how I "taught" physics.Whether you teach the classes or not, learn how to translate all those great homeschool high school classes into the words and numbers that colleges will understand.  Get the Total Transcript Solution.

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What Do They Do For Fun?

What do they do for fun?When I’m helping parents with a transcript, that one question can open the floodgates! How does your child spend unstructured time? When they are supposed to be working on school, or emptying the dishwasher, what are they doing instead? That can be a great indication of their Fun Factor.If they enjoy their fun for more than one hour a day, you may be able to translate that into high school credits....

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"Secrets of the College Launch" Master Class [Virtual Homeschool Convention]

Not everyone has a homeschool convention nearby. No fair! Let me help you with that! Today you can sign up for a convention all your own, that yo...

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[Free Class] Planning High School Courses

Do you ever wonder if you have everything you need to plan high school courses for your child? Well, wonder no more! In my free class, I'll teach you ...

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How Much College Debt is Acceptable?

Every person has to decide for themselves how much college debt is worthwhile. I can tell you what my debt boundaries are as you begin your research. Ultimately, that will be a family decision that you'll have to make.For me, I think college debt may be worthwhile only if you can pay it back within one year. Estimate how much your child could make at a minimum wage job while living at home for one year....

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10 Ways to Advance Your Homeschool Skills with Professional Development

Kelly was taking one of my free classes and explained her commitment to quality continuing education. She wrote, "I set time aside a minimum of 3 hour...

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Gear Up to Homeschool High School

 Facing high school? You can anticipate fall with excitement and enthusiasm! I have planned a wonderful "Gear Up for High School" Event, Septembe...

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The Organized Homeschool Life

A clean house is a sign of a wasted life. Cleaning house while the kids are home is like shoveling snow while it's still snowing. I just cleaned the h...

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[Free Class] Homeschool Records That Open Doors

[Free Class] Homeschool Records That Open Doors

[Free Class] Homeschool Records That Open Doors Want a GREAT return for your homeschool investment? Creating excellent records for our boys had, by fa...

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