Chat with Us on Social

Follow Us on Facebook

Homeschool 101

Working & Homeschooling

WORKING & HOMESCHOOLING - Homeschooling was once a venture primarily tackled by stay-at-home moms who had no intention of working for income, whether inside or outside the home. Working homeschool moms were relatively rare. But, as homeschooling grows in popularity, more homes experience the juggling act that comes from trying to combine employment and homeschooling. #working #homeschooling

The Great Balancing Act Homeschooling was once a venture primarily tackled by stay-at-home moms who had no intention of working for income, whether in...

Read More »

What to Do About Summer?

WHAT TO DO ABOUT SUMMER - We have schooled all year, schooled a modified year-round schedule, and followed the school schedule over the years as our needs have changed. Here are some possible ways to handle summer, and some of things to think about as you ponder each possibility. #summer #homeschooling hedua.com

There is almost as much variety in scheduling and homeschooling methods as in homeschoolers themselves, and what to do about summer is just as diverse...

Read More »

9 Tips for Finishing Well

9 TIPS FOR FINISHING WELL - As we inch our way to this year’s finish line, I am gearing up to start my end-of-the-year activities. This is a busy time of year, and I am more than ready from a break from “official” schooling. #springbreak #homeschooling hedua.com

As we inch our way to this year’s finish line, I am gearing up to start my end-of-the-year activities. This is a busy time of year, and I am more th...

Read More »

Basic Training

BASIC TRAINING: EQUIPPING YOUR CHILDREN FOR LIFE - No, we can’t cover every contingency or anticipate every problem. I know there’s another tin of shoe polish yet to be discovered. But by God’s grace, all our little people will be “complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work,” cracked leather shoes and all. #children #homeschooling hedua.com

Equipping Your Children for Life Call me Captain Hook. But that ticking “C” that’s pursuing me isn’t a crocodile; it’s college. And it’s c...

Read More »

Gardening with Kids

GARDENING WITH KIDS - They like to get their hands dirty, just like I do. So to keep the peace and my neat rows of green, I set aside an area for my daughters to have their own small garden. Not only do they get the responsibility and gratification of taking care of their own vegetables but it keeps the more delicate plants in my garden safe from helpful little hands. #gardening #homeschooling hedua.com

I’m sure I’m not the only one that finds gardening therapeutic. It’s peaceful, productive and gives me a sense of accomplishment when I can fill...

Read More »

When It All Falls Apart

WHEN IT ALL FALLS APART - my husband had found a way to fulfill his desire to become a more active part of our school days. #science #homeschool hedua.com

The curriculum order was in. The plan was set. Everything was in place for the new year. I was so excited, as I always am, to start afresh with new bo...

Read More »

To GED or Not to GED?

TO GED OR NOT TO GED - There are also a myriad of reasons not to take a GED. With all due respect to those who’ve chosen to take it, the prevailing thought is that there is a stigma attached to this particular test. By design, its primary audience is high school dropouts who need something to say that they have accumulated the equivalent of a high school diploma. Is a homeschooled student who has worked hard for four years and graduated in the same category? #GED #homeschooling hedua.com

That is the question—at least, in several of the high school homeschool communities that I frequent. This is an exciting time of year for those that...

Read More »