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Traveling Missionary

Traveling Missionary
"All I want is a college prep DVD program that can reach out and shake them and pour the info into their brain."~ Olga (Traveling Missionary) College preparation can be challenging.  College preparation while on the mission field is more challenging.  While the options may seem woefully few or overwhelmingly prolific, keep on key in mind.  The curriculum that works for YOUR child is the one that is college prep.   If it doesn't work for your...
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Advice on Attending College Fairs

Advice on Attending College Fairs
Now is a GREAT time to go to a college fair!  Karen asked a question about college fairs, and wanted to give more information to her Christian homeschool group.  Click here to find a college fair in your own area. Here is Karen's question and my suggestions On March 22, 2009, there will be a large college fair in the Merchandise Mart here in Charlotte. Are you familiar with this organization? Any tips that I can...
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Where do I start?

Where do I start?
A mom wrote to me asking where to start.  As the parent of an 8th and 10th grader, she was feeling completely incompetent and needed a quick dose of you-can-do-it reality.  For beginners, I recommend the video Preparing to Homeschool High School .  It covers all the basics of how to homeschool high school, from planning courses, to giving tests.  My goal is to remove the fear of homeschooling high school, so that you can listen...
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Help for 7th and 8th Grade

Help for 7th and 8th Grade
Parents with students in 7th and 8th grade often feel anxious and don't know where to start with high school. Often their first concern is record keeping. For beginners, I often recommend picking up my video about Preparing to Homeschool High School . But your best bet is to join my Gold Care Club ! Get everything you need to help you homeschool through high school, including weekly consultations with me!
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Meet The HomeScholar - Twice!

Meet The HomeScholar - Twice!
PNW Homeschool College Fair October 25 I'll be speaking at the Pacific Northwest Homeschool College Fair next Saturday! The fair is October 25th in Bothell, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.   Here is the link:  pnwcollegefair.com .  I'll be giving a presentation at 11:00 AM called "College Preparation for Homeschoolers."  And at 2:00 PM, I'll be giving a brand new presentation called "College Scholarships for High School Credit."  Please come!  It will be so fun!  And...
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Failing Math in Public School

Failing Math in Public School
One mother contacted me because her daughter is failing math in the public school system.   She is considering homeschooling. I understand that you are very concerned, but it's a complicated thing to talk about by email.  I encourage you to seek as much help as you need, and educate yourself about homeschooling high school.  For more information, consider signing up for my free email newsletter , taking my free mini-course , and getting my video, Preparing...
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I'm Here When You Need Me!

I'm Here When You Need Me!
Feeling panicked?  Don't know where to start?  Not even sure what the questions are?  I can help! If you have a junior or senior, I suggest a telephone consultation so we can talk about your homeschool a bit.  Usually in 1-2 hours I can help you figure out exactly what to put on a transcript, including course titles, grades, and credit values.  You'll get information what to do next and how to plan your year. If...
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Senior Year Panic

Senior Year Panic
Linda was experiencing Senior Year Panic.  Her niece is a senior in high school and has never homeschooled.  Unfortunately, her niece hadn't done a thing about starting college applications.  Linda wanted to help her get into college, but as the mother of elementary age students, she really didn't even know where to begin! I found out that the niece had already taken the SAT, and was taking some AP classes, so the girl wasn't too far...
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Feeling Overwhelmed with Homeschooling High School?

Feeling Overwhelmed with Homeschooling High School?
Angela says >>>My oldest is just going into 9th grade and I feel completely overwhelmed and out of my depth. <<< And that, my friend, is why I allowed my pleasantly-plumpness to be filmed for the "Preparing to Homeschool High School" DVD!  I had been consulting with local clients, and going into their homes to encourage them as they enter high school.  It's a 3 hour conversation, and I go over everything you need to know...
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The Downside of Wide Screen TVs

The Downside of Wide Screen TVs
When parents are REALLY anxious about high school, my favorite thing to do is get together.  It takes about three hours talking them "down from the ledge" and explain all the high school issues in one fun coffee klatch.  When I started getting calls from around the country, I took a huge step of faith, and recorded myself giving my 3 hour presentation.  That's how we ended up with the DVD " Preparing to Homeschool High...
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