Search - Quix
Search - Content
Search - News Feeds
Search - Easy Blog
Search - Tags

Seek Individuality and Capitalize on Strengths

Seek Individuality and Capitalize on Strengths
How can you ensure long-term success when you are homeschooling unique children and preparing for unknown plans in their college or career future? Seek Individuality and Capitalize on Strengths Seek individuality, don't hid from it. And capitalize on strengths instead of focusing on weaknesses. Read Mary's story for some real encouragement today!It’s not About Me, It’s About Themby Mary in NC, mother of 3Stunt actor, criminal justice student, and flutist – what do they all have...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Guest — Purva Brown - The Classical Unschooler
I love this! So encouraging. It's fascinating too looking back at my own childhood, even though I was not homeschooled. I wanted t... Read More
Monday, 01 February 2016 10:17
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Purva, I'm with you! I'm thankful for the privilege of homeschooling! I love the individuals that my children are growing into. Bl... Read More
Monday, 01 February 2016 10:55
Guest — Laurie Beth
Mary, I would love to know more about how you helped your middle daughter. My oldest was diagnosed with auditory processing with ... Read More
Monday, 01 February 2016 09:29
  1213 Hits
  3 Comments

Underwater Basket Weaving: Sometimes Easy is OK

Underwater Basket Weaving: Sometimes Easy is OK
Relax!  Some classes will be easier than others!Our homeschool group wants to have a choir/drama class this semester but they want it to count for 1/2 a credit for the high schoolers. We only meet nine times with three extra rehearsals/practices and the final performance is a short play that is to be memorized. There is singing, dancing, and acting in the play. They are also required to write a 3-5 page character study as well...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Guest — Karen
I think we should get our children more involved in outside activities like this https://www.underwaterbasketweaving.org/underwate... Read More
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 06:15
Guest — Kristine
Okay. Your "invest in your weakness" has long been my #1 mantra. I think I'll take "sometimes easy is OK" as my #2.
Friday, 05 August 2011 09:58
Guest — Rebecca
From a mom who had her 7th grader read Aristotle's Poetics, I love love love this advice. I need to hear this. Often. Thank y... Read More
Tuesday, 02 August 2011 19:45
  1451 Hits
  3 Comments

Socialization: Can't Mess with Destiny

Socialization: Can't Mess with Destiny
Socialization: Can't Mess With Destiny Years ago, my husband and I went on an Alaskan cruise with my parents. It was wonderful, and we had SUCH a good time! It was fun to see a client and her family on the ship, too! Midway through the cruise, I had the chance to speak to our cruise director, Jason Venner on the Holland America MS Westerdam.  Jason was raised in the Pacific Northwest. He lived in a remote location of...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Guest — Jennifer Walters
Thanks! This was so encouraging.
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 17:59
Guest — Lee
Aw... thanks, Renee! Blessings, Lee
Tuesday, 04 October 2011 12:59
Guest — renee
As long as we love the Father and keep His commandments, why should we fret? He tells us not to be anxious in anytblog. John 14 &... Read More
Monday, 03 October 2011 19:55
  1120 Hits
  5 Comments

Inspiration for Course Descriptions

Inspiration for Course Descriptions
Google is a marvelous thing!  It's possible to find course titles and descriptions with a simple search!  For example, the website for the Indiana Department of Education has a page of Course Titles and Descriptions. That means acres and acres of real public school classes for you to stare at in amazement, enjoying their strange mixture.Look at the variety of course titles here - great options!  Look at the words for course descriptions - mix and match!...
Continue reading
  1702 Hits
  0 Comments

Where Do I Begin?

Where Do I Begin?
Where Do I Begin? Watch my YouTube tip to learn how to begin preparing to teach your children at home through graduation. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
  1017 Hits
  0 Comments

Homeschool Yearbook Solution

Homeschool Yearbook Solution
My writer and editor Jill Bell just graduated her high school senior (congratulations, Jill!)  I asked her to write a review of Total Yearbooks so I could see how it would work for a real homeschooler.  Guess what?  She LOVED it!  Read her review and see for yourself - this could be the solution for your homeschool yearbook too! Total Yearbooks Review   If you’re like many homeschool moms, the photos you’ve taken of your family...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Guest — Lee
Dear Lois, The photo in the blog post is a picture of Jill's son inside the yearbook she created - THAT is how awesome this produ... Read More
Monday, 23 July 2012 13:42
Guest — Lois TEbo
ooh, this may be the answer to my dreams. Any way we can see the homeschool yearbook she came up with? I'll also check the compa... Read More
Monday, 23 July 2012 13:29
  2037 Hits
  2 Comments

In the News - Homeschool Graduates Succeed!

In the News - Homeschool Graduates Succeed!
  Homeschooling Goes To College"Today homeschooling is a credible, viable educational choice that is garnering respect, even admiration, from outside educators. At the nation's elite colleges and universities, once-wary admissions officers are validating the benefits of a home education in the best way possible - with much- coveted acceptances.www.carolinajournal.comHomeschoolers Ready for College"Myths about unsocialized home-schoolers are false, and most are well prepped for college, experts say."www.usnews.comHomeschooled Students Well-Prepared For College, Study Finds"Studies suggest that those who...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Guest — Homeschool Dad
Great collection! This information needs to get out more. I'm surprised by so many who still think differently. Homeschooling wil... Read More
Thursday, 19 July 2012 07:34
Guest — Debbi
Nice to read those and see what others have done. I've got a few years still to plan but we're thinking backyard bbq with ceremony... Read More
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 06:13
  1021 Hits
  2 Comments

Why You Shouldn't be Afraid of High School

Why You Shouldn't be Afraid of High School
You can homeschool high school and I can prove it from scripture!  So don't be afraid!What’s the most common problem for homeschool parents facing the high school years?  Fear—being afraid that you’ll somehow fail your student, or ruin their future, or not be able to provide what they need to succeed.  Confidence In homeschooling is something we often take for granted during our children’s younger years, but when kids reach 9th grade, all of the sudden...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Guest — Lee
Dear Sheryl, Maybe this article will encourage you too: A New Beginning: Homeschooling High School for Freaked Out and Terrified P... Read More
Monday, 27 February 2012 18:29
Guest — Sheyl Chandler
Lee, Thank you for this timely dose of truth and encouragement! I read it with tears running down my cheeks. I can't describe the ... Read More
Monday, 27 February 2012 17:28
Guest — J W
And in this weak economy, there's another fear: no provision for the future (except maybe the child's fraction of the grocery and... Read More
Monday, 27 February 2012 10:19
  1118 Hits
  3 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
My favorite word in the Bible:  lovingkindness.Today I'm Thankful for the Lords lovingkindness.Psalm 100:4-5Enter His gates with ThanksgivingAnd His courts with praise.Give thanks to Him, bless His name.For the LORD is good;His lovingkindness is everlastingAnd His faithfulness to all generations.What are YOU thankful for today?Are you my facebook friend?   Please send me a friend request.  I would love to get to know you better.
  1027 Hits
  0 Comments

CLEP Success!

CLEP Success!
You can give high school credit for students who earn college credits, regardless of how old the student may be.  Of course, when I tell that to parents, half of them laugh and think, 'MY child getting college credits in high school?  HA!"  I know it's easy to be skeptical - I remember thinking that way myself!  But when kids really start to learn a subject they love, it's completely possible to reach college credits through...
Continue reading
  1254 Hits
  0 Comments

Showing Respect to our Children

Showing Respect to our Children
A while ago, a segment of one of my newsletters was plagiarized. I consulted my in-house “lawyer in training” – my son Alex.Whenever I think of our discussion that day, it really warms my heart. On one Sunday, in our “Love and Respect” Sunday School class, I think I finally recognized why Alex’s assistance had been so important to me that day. He was defending me – which was showing that he loved me.In the book,...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Guest — Lee
You go, girls Blessings, Lee
Monday, 26 September 2011 15:42
Guest — J W
Yes, absolutely we have :-) Through a website about one of *my* favorite hobbies we learned about Lake Erie College's program fro... Read More
Monday, 26 September 2011 14:58
Guest — Lee
Speaking of horses, Joelle, have you looked at some degrees in horses? Equine Studies Associate Degree Programs http://www.horsec... Read More
Monday, 26 September 2011 11:56
  1015 Hits
  5 Comments

Homeschool High School Inspiration: A Graduation Story

Homeschool High School Inspiration: A Graduation Story
One thing that I love about the homeschool community is that most of us love to encourage others with our stories. In this post Joyce, a homeschool mom, shares the story of her two sons so that it will encourage each of you. You CAN homeschool high school! Joyce's Sons: Devin & Michael Wow!  I can’t believe they are graduated!We put our twins, Devin and Michael in the public school system from kindergarten thru 2ndgrade and when...
Continue reading
  1078 Hits
  0 Comments

Homeschool Moms: Having a hard time?

Homeschool Moms: Having a hard time?
Life is not always easy.  Homeschooling is not always easy.  In fact, sometimes it's downright HARD.   I love reading 2 Corinthians during difficult times. God does not look down at us and think, "My goodness!  What a whiner!"  Read this passage to see how God REALLY feels about our hard times.  What does he want to give us?  Not much ambiguity here... The Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles,...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Guest — Sally
Yes, this is great encouragement. I am feeling overwhelmed too. Thank you for encouraging us, Lee. I needed to hear this.... Read More
Monday, 22 August 2011 17:06
Guest — Star
OH my goodness! I think you wrote this post for me. This will be my 10th year home schooling...and I am completely dreading it. ... Read More
Saturday, 20 August 2011 18:24
  986 Hits
  2 Comments

Join me at The Homeschool Lounge "Summer Daze" event!

Join me at The Homeschool Lounge "Summer Daze" event!
I'm thrilled to share that I will be participating in The Homeschool Lounge's "Summer Daze" event August 1 through August 5, 2011! Not only will there be great activities, but there will also be wonderful giveaways provided by a long list of wonderful homeschool businesses! The Homeschool Lounge will be giving away one of each of the following Parent Training Tools from The HomeScholar: Setting the Records Straight Easy to read and logically organized, this book...
Continue reading
  1004 Hits
  0 Comments

Homeschooling High School: Born That Way, Stay That Way, Succeed That Way!

Homeschooling High School: Born That Way, Stay That Way, Succeed That Way!
As parents, our job is to take the child we are given, and shape and mold them into the adults they are meant to be. Carol has finished homeschooling her oldest child, and she provides a wonderful example for others. You can't change who your child is, but you can make sure they are happy and successful!My son, CJ is graduating from our homeschool high school this week! Wanting to be an encouragement to other younger...
Continue reading
  969 Hits
  0 Comments

More Encouraging Posts

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
  • 32
  • 33
  • 34
  • 35
  • 36
  • 37
  • 38
  • 39
  • 40
  • 41
  • 42
  • 43
  • 44
  • 45
  • 46
  • 47
  • 48
  • 49
  • 50
  • 51
  • 52
  • 53

Contact The HomeScholar

17837 1st Ave S., Suite #145
Normandy Park, WA 98148
Phone: 1-888-Lee2HELP (1-888-533-2435)
Contact us

About The HomeScholar

Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling: homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment; every child deserves a college-prep education whether or not they choose to go to college, and parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children. Lee does not judge your homeschool or evaluate your children. Instead, she comes alongside to help and encourage parents homeschooling high school.

Learn More