Archive for ' Homeschooling'

The smartest and stupidest things I’ve done as a homeschooler Posted:April 06, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

The smartest and stupidest things I’ve done as a homeschooler

This article originally appeared on the blog of my dear friend, Patrice Lewis, Rural Revolution . As the school  year winds down and amid a lot of controversy about the Common Core curriculum, many parents are [...]

Homeschooling challenges, grade by grade Posted:June 05, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Homeschooling challenges, grade by grade

Now that another school year has come and gone, I wanted to bring up the subject of homeschooling once again. Today’s episode of “The Survival Mom Radio Hour” discusses how to decide if homeschooling is right [...]

Sometimes, Homeschooling Ain’t All it’s Cracked Up To Be Posted:May 31, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

Sometimes, Homeschooling Ain’t All it’s Cracked Up To Be

My kids and I finished our 8th year of homeschooling two weeks ago.  It was the very best year we’ve ever had, in spite of being interrupted by endless sessions of editing my book and then [...]

Our journey to the “best” homeschool curriculum Posted:December 05, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

Our journey to the “best” homeschool curriculum

When I first began homeschooling, I thought my chosen curriculum (KONOS) would be the one to see us through high school.  It was activity based with lots and lots of great ideas for every unit, as [...]

Q&A: Advice to a homeschool wannabe Posted:July 13, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

Q&A: Advice to a homeschool wannabe

Jumping into homeschooling can be terrifying.  Not only is a parent going against the flow, but most homeschooling moms don’t consider themselves to be teachers and are unsure of their own abilities. I know there’s a [...]

Smart & Stupid Things I’ve done as a Homeschooler Posted:June 03, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

Smart & Stupid Things I’ve done as a Homeschooler

I promised you that I would share some of the smartest and stupidest things I’ve done in my seven years of homeschooling, and I have.  They’re just not posted on my blog! My friend, Patrice Lewis, [...]

How to Decide if Homeschooling is Right for You, Part 3 of a series Posted:May 29, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

How to Decide if Homeschooling is Right for You, Part 3 of a series

Surely by now you know at least one family who homeschools. Perhaps you’ve wondered if this choice might be a good fit for you and your family. As a homeschooler for the past seven years and [...]

My top 16 tips for beginning homeschoolers Posted:May 18, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

My top 16 tips for beginning homeschoolers

Taking on the education of your children is a daunting task, and most of us need simple baby steps to get started.  Here are a few that have worked for me and other homeschooling families. 1.  [...]

Stepping into homeschooling Posted:May 17, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

Stepping into homeschooling

As the current school year comes to an end, a lot of parents begin wondering if homeschooling might be the right option for next year.  My family is finishing our seventh year of homeschooling, and there’s [...]

Homeschool Survival: How to get through tough times Posted:August 24, 2010 By:The Survival Mom

Homeschool Survival: How to get through tough times

Guest article by Anne Galivan who has homeschooled for 20 years.  She writes about her experiences in her blog, Homeschooling 911. One thing is for certain. If you home-school long-term, you are going to eventually encounter [...]