10 Tips for Homeschooling in a Small House

Welcome to The Homeschool Village’s first ever Tour of Home{schools}!  We are so excited that you stopped in. We hope that you will find encouragement and ideas for all types of spaces, styles and personalities.     We have a small house. It is just over 1,000 square feet, but for our family of four it […]

Flexibility Matters

I would say that most of us who homeschool know that a great benefit is that we can be flexible in our scheduling. What I didn’t expect and always seems to haunt me is the guilt that goes along with venturing from the norm or changing my planned schedule. I know that we homeschool so that we […]

When Family Doesn’t Support Your Decision to Homeschool

I first made the decision to homeschool my oldest thirteen years ago. My husband had several siblings who had homeschooled their kids and my decision didn’t raise any eyebrows on that side of the family. His family was supportive and encouraging and those who had homeschooled themselves were helpful and full of suggestions. It therefore […]

Hey Parents—Why the Rush???

Peer pressure. There’s a decent chance that many of you have been affected. It happens when homeschool mothers begin to take notice of what other families are doing in their schooling. We feel the pressure to be great. We feel the pressure to insure our children that they are gaining the absolute best education they […]

Keeping Up With Standards

  This is a confession. I would ask you not to laugh but I laugh every time I think of this.   I like to check out the state SOL’s (Standards of Learning) every now and then to see if my children are on target with their learning. I do not feel the need to […]

Finding the Hidden Treasure in Our Children

  We recently spent two days at a hands-on science museum, sildenafil where the special exhibit was a collection of “treasure” recovered from shipwrecks. We studied the artifacts, ambulance read the information about them, and watched documentary clips that showed the care and time taken to bring them up from the depths, where the previously-lost […]

What Are You Waiting For? Just Jump In!

  We did a month of school in June and decided to wait until September to “officially” start up again.  I see the blog posts, Instagram pics, and Facebook updates of other moms who are ready to go or they’ve already started their new year.   It seems like they have organized their curriculum, planned […]

The “Perfect” First Day of School

Once upon a time I thought that we would have the best year of school if I found the perfect day or week to start school.  A day when life was settled, ed the laundry was caught up, remedy the phone did not ring, cialis thing went as planned, and most importantly, the kids were […]

Making Room for Dad in Our Homeschool

When my children were toddlers, recipe I was the one primarily responsible for bedtime preparations because of my husband’s work schedule. On the weekends and holidays, erectile when their daddy was home and taking an active role in household routines, check the girls would complain, “Daddy doesn’t do it right!” When I asked what they […]

Dare to Let Go of “The Plan”

We have been doing this home schooling thing now for 9 years. You might consider me a veteran and well-experienced home school mom. You may even think that by now I probably have things figured out. Let me set the record straight: I do not. I’m still learning–about my kids, curriculum, styles of learning and […]

Extra Curricular Activities

When we began homeschooling 9 years ago, we had a lot of family and friends ask if we would homeschool through high school. They were concerned that our son would miss all of the excitement and activities that come along with being in high school. Our response? We would keep on homeschooling as long as […]