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Wayward Prodigals Can Happen to Good Parents

I received this book in exchange for an honest review - all opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. I hope you know by now that your family isn't perfect. I hope you understand that homeschooling is not a panacea for the human condition. Homeschooling is a great way to educate your child and raise them...

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Our Charlotte Mason Pond

This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte.  Our Charlotte Mason Pond Charlotte Mason would have loved my pond. It's only two blocks from my house. The pond has salmon, river otters, blue herons, bald eagles, and a huge variety of ducks and geese. The park will sometimes even see visiting wildlife: coyotes, rabbits, racoons, and more. When we moved here, I thought I...

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TechnoLogic Review by Jonathan Lewis of Home School Enrichment Magazine

TechnoLogic Review by Jonathan Lewis of Home School Enrichment Magazine This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte.Home School Enrichment Magazine is one magazine I've always loved, and I was so pleased they decided to write a review of my book on setting technology boundaries with your children. Check it out! TechnoLogic Review by Jonathan LewisHome School Enrichment Magazine I’m a Millennial....

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Hand Holding Calms Nerves

As a nurse working in a hospital,  I learned that the warm touch of hand-holding can improve heath and healing.  I think it's true for homeschoolers as well! I loved what Anita wrote in this note about hand-holding!Dear Lee, I want to thank you so very much for all the hand holding for my first graduate.  It was so nice to be able to email you with questions that I had regarding my daughters transcripts and...

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Successful Strategies for Community College

Because many states pay for community college tuition for qualified high school juniors and seniors, a lot of homeschoolers are jumping on the community college fast-track to a free 2-year degree.  It’s all a pretty attractive opportunity. But homeschoolers need to be aware of the potential pitfalls, as well as possibilities, of a community college education, free or not, before they send their children into that environment.  As much as many public universities are very out there, liberal,...

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Christmas Reading List

Relax and smell the peppermint mocha! Christmas is a great time to snuggle up with a warm beverage and read some classic literature. Christmastime is the perfect season for great literature.  Even during this frantic time, you can enjoy quality academics that don’t add to the craziness. During your busy season as a parent, pick a book or two for your family from my Christmas reading list. Encourage your teen to spend time relaxing with a...

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Comprehensive Record Solution vs. Total Transcript Solution

How do you compare the Comprehensive Record Solution and the Total Transcript Solution? The key is in the name!  Do you need Comprehensive Records?  Or do you need help with a Transcript? Most parents appreciate a little help and encouragement on their homeschooling journey. My free newsletter delivers this fresh each month. Click to get some yourself: The HomeScholar Record NewsletterThe Total Transcript Solution is geared for parents who need to make a transcript. It is...

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Homeschool High School: Driven Crazy by Drivers Ed!

I remember when I was homeschooling high school.  Sometimes I'd get hung up on ONE small issue that would drive me completely BATTY!  I remember wishing for ANYONE to give me one clear, concise, yes-or-no answer.  One issue I seemed to stress about was driver education.  Wendy asked a question I asked myself years ago! Hi Lee,I'm putting together my first transcript and I've seen differing credits (.25/.50)/grades for Drivers Education on samples.  I have to...

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Homeschool High School Logic Course

Looking for a great homeschool high school logic course?Loreena asked, "What Logic curriculum did you use or would you recommend?"Introductory Logic by Nance is a wonderful beginning logic course.  It has a workbook and set of DVDs.  Although I felt incapable of teaching logic to my children, it was easy to provide the video and workbook for them to use.  My children did a great job with it!This program is written from a Christian perspective.   I...

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Can You Help Me Make Homeschool Record Keeping Easy?

A super easy way to keep high school records. (I promise!) Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!

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Carbonite Can Save Your Bacon

What's better than bacon? Keeping your files safe with Carbonite! {Note: this post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I make a few pennies, but sadly, not enough for a latte.}   Most homeschoolers don’t have the time or energy to back up all their data like that, but disasters can happen.  A single computer virus, a major computer crash, or a household disaster or theft can destroy all the hard work you put...

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Homeschool Organizations Need this Book

Homeschool Organizations Need this Book This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Pass this along, please! My friend Carol Topp wrote an important book for homeschool organizations.Carol told me she wrote this book because so many homeschool groups are hiring and paying workers, and are frequently confused about worker classification and tax reporting. Please share this with homeschool leaders in your...

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The HomeScholar Recommends Disney's Queen of Katwe

The HomeScholar Recommends Disney's Queen of Katwe Queen of Katwe – In Theaters This Month! Imagine my surprise when I got a call from my son's former employer (from back in high school). Elliott Neff, my son Kevin's chess mentor, runs a wonderful company called Chess for Life. He has been a chess coach for an amazing young woman from Uganda, Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga).This young woman's life is so amazing, Disney has produced a full-length movie...

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Key Concept for Kinesthetic Kids

This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Key Concept for Kinesthetic Kids If your child is constantly moving, wiggling, handling things, your child may be a kinesthetic learner. Little kids may be wiggly, tap their feet, move their legs when they sit, and get labelled as "hyperactive".If your teens are kinesthetic, you may notice they love to do things outside the...

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Stop Pitchin' A Fit and Get this Book

This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Stop Pitchin' a Fit and Get this Book I read a great book this week! Pitchin' A Fit! is a new book by my friends Israel and Brook Wayne. This is a book about overcoming angry and stressed out parenting. I really liked it, and I think you'll like it, too! It's Vulnerable You won't...

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