News Flash! It's summer!
Be sure that you are getting the summer break that you need. And remember, as you think about the coming year, there are many good things you will need to say "No" to - and it's really hard to do that! It's like saying "no" to chocolate chip cookies when you are saying "no" to awesome curriculum or opportunities. But you literally can't do it all, and it could seem like you might die trying.
So instead, choose peace. That's what I did in my homeschool, and I'm glad for it. Now it's been 11 years, and I'm so thankful I made those hard decisions to keep school to a reasonable number of hours, so they could have the free and unstructured time that they needed - and I needed, too.
You know what lasts? Relationships - not Latin or grammar or doubling up on something for their own good. Yes, homeschooling is challenging, but at the same time it shouldn't be "kill me now" hard. You know what I mean? I guess it's just like the perfect curriculum for kids is challenging not overwhelming, and the perfect sweet spot for homeschooling is challenging not overwhelming for parents, too!
Thank you so much for this great reminder!! You're so right - relationships are the thing that lasts and it's so helpful to be reminded of this! I so appreciate all your great blog post.
Leadership is something you learn by doing. Become good at something, do it often for fun, and pretty soon you'll be leading others as they do it, too. The next thing you know, you're leading! Leadership is also something you can learn by reading about. Read about leadership and about examples of good leaders, to become knowledgeable and skillful; then
Proverbs 1:5…Read More
Have you ever wondered about the difference between an accredited and an official homeschool transcript? Well, let's start at the beginning. The dictionary defines accredited as, "officially recognized as meeting the essential requirements, as of academic excellence" or "provided with official credentials, as by a government". Official, on the other hand, is defined as, "of or relating to an office or position of duty,
Homeschooling high school is a challenge. College prep is an additional challenge on top of that. Many parents struggle because they don't know HOW to create a high school plan that will help them get their children to their intended destination (graduation, college/career, independence).
Most people create a high school plan on the fly, picking up bits and pieces of