Relaxing My Grip

Relaxing My Grip, ailment Confessions of a Homeschoolerby: Jennifer Janes When I started homeschooling a few years ago, viagra I was terrified. Sure, recipe I had been a public school teacher, but I had never taught anyone how to read and write before. The lowest grade I had taught was fourth grade, and those kids […]


Where would we homeschooling moms be without the homeschooling fathers? Dads are an integral, but often overlooked part of homeschool life. They deserve some recognition! This week we’re chatting about Dads! How does Dad participate in your homeschool? Is he the principal? The encourager? The wallet? What makes your husband a fantastic homeschool dad? In […]

Guest Post – Kris

Please welcome our Friday guest, shop Kris, ask from Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers What Homeschooling Has Taught Me about Me People always talk about how homeschooling affects kids – positively or negatively – but what we don’t usually hear is how homeschooling affects the homeschooling parent. Well, no rx except that time a certain relative said […]

Link Up – History

Link up your History!  Share your post when did you 1st hear about homeschooling and what was your reaction?  Did you have a mentor to help you get started? ** please keep in mind – this is not a why homeschooling debate but rather a when you came across homeschooling post!!  We are an uplifting community who desires to […]

Panel – History

This week we asked our panel: when did homeschooling crossed your timeline – and what was your initial reaction! Mirinda ~ In the spring of 2008 we decided to not register our children for the upcoming year at the private Christian school they had been attending. The “plan” was to enroll them in public school […]

The Butterfly Blunder

The Butterfly Blunder, Confessions of a Homeschooler by Stef Layton When we first started homeschooling a friend invited a few homeschooling families to her house to give a little “show and tell” day on Butterflies. She was creating a butterfly garden and was using her semi screened in back porch to keep the butterflies they […]


I love history.  One of my favorite things to do here at the HSV is share the On this Day in History facts with you!  History is important! This week we are going to chat History – you’re personal history!  When did homeschooling touch your timeline?  Did you know you’d be a homeschooler at conception, […]

Guest Post Carisa

Please welcome our Friday Guest, prescription Carisa from 1+1+1=1 Homeschooling. Not something I ever thought I would actually enjoy, shop let alone blog about. I am a former public school teacher {Kindergarten} and group learning advocate!! I never had anything against homeschoolers, just always believed in group education. God obviously had a very different idea […]

Panel – Outreach

Homeschool families are greatly involved in using their community resources!  We use our libraries, “free day” admission to museums, and many places have been kind enough to provide us with field trips – (fire station, police station, post office, bank, and grocery store to name a few).  I encourage your homeschool family to think of a […]

Library Outlaw

Library Outlaw, Confessions of a Homeschooler by, Lisa Perez We love the library. In fact I feel like I’ve properly brainwashed the kids, because they get almost as excited about a trip to the library as they do a trip to the toy store. Almost. I have a confession to make though. We’ve never NEVER […]

Community Service

Homeschool families have the wonderful opportunity of a flexible schedule! This week we are chatting community service! We definitely are not trying to pat ourselves on the back – but rather we want to share how we can better our communities and ideas on how we all can get involved! Fantastic opportunities for children of […]

Guest Post – Erin

Please welcome our guest post from Erin at Closing Time. Erin was the designing great behind our header and logo!! I never dreamed that I’d be a homeschooling mom. It wasn’t in the plan. Homeschooling was for those amazing, together, creative moms who had the patience, organization and determination to educate their children at home […]

Link Up – Books

Link up: what is your child’s favorite book and why would they recommend it to a friend? … you guessed it!  My 7yr old son would recommend Star Wars, Luke Skywalker’s Amazing Story. I asked why, and he informed me “it’s full of action and fighting, and light sabers, and they shoot guns.  It’s real action […]

HSV Panel – Reading

Thank you panel! Today the ladies answer: how do you encourage a child to read more and do you use a reading list? Kris ~ We enjoy “silent reading time” every day after lunch. During this time, the kids (and Mom!) can choose whatever they want to read — assigned reading, fun reading, magazines, whatever […]

The Day the Schedule Died

The Day the Schedule Died, cialis Confessions of a Homeschooler by, Rachel I am not what would be described as an “organized individual”. I am far more likely to, oh, look, something shiny! Does this mean that I am never organized? No, it’s more like a constant struggle to strengthen this weakness. To that end, […]