Homeschooling

Why Homeschooling Parents Need a Break

Why Homeschooling Parents Need a Break

By Laura Simon February. It’s the month that made me question all my life choices when I was teaching other people’s children, and it’s no different now that I’m homeschooling my own kids. It’s the month where the newness of the school year is long worn off, the...
Homeschooling in the Triad

Homeschooling in the Triad

By Guest Blogger Laura Simon In this blog, I’ve attempted to compile a list of some popular resources for Triad homeschooling families. However, the homeschool community is somewhat decentralized, and resources are constantly changing. If you know of a resource...
Triad-Area Tutoring Resources

Triad-Area Tutoring Resources

Updated by Katie Moosbrugger Whether you have a child in elementary, middle or high school, we know that often times they need a little extra help when it comes to academics.  We have once again updated our list of local tutoring resources to help your child if and...
Can My Homeschooler Go To College?

Can My Homeschooler Go To College?

By Guest Blogger Laura Simon “But what will you do when they want to go to college? I hear this all the time when strangers – and sometimes, friends – find out I am homeschooling my kids. It’s the second thing they ask – right after the inevitable question about...
Our Modern One-Room Schoolhouse

Our Modern One-Room Schoolhouse

By Laura Simon Whenever I tell someone I homeschool my kids, they get a far-away look in their eyes and I can tell they’re imagining what on earth “home school” looks like. I used to do the same thing, before my family made the leap. In my mental image, my children...
Back-to-School for the Homeschool Mom

Back-to-School for the Homeschool Mom

By Guest Blogger Laura Simon I’m no stranger to this back-to-school thing.  Just last year, I was preparing for my fourteenth year as a classroom teacher while frantically racing through Target with my kindergarten son’s insanely detailed supply list.  Is there really...
The Benefits of Homeschooling

The Benefits of Homeschooling

By Guest Blogger Ellen Dockham When people find out I homeschool my two kids, ages 9 and 12, I get a variety of reactions, many of which can be summed up in the comment, “I could NEVER do that.” Occasionally, though, someone will say they admire homeschooling and...
How Do You Spell …

How Do You Spell …

By Becky Spence, author of www.thisreadingmomma.com Becky is a teacher; turned stay-at-home mama (SAHM) of three little blessings. She is very passionate about literacy and loves to share the things they do at home as well as things she does as a reading tutor with...