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What Curriculum Should I Use For My 4 Year Old?

by Mary Ann Kelley

Recently on TheHomeSchoolMom's Facebook page someone asked for recommendations for her soon to be 4 year old. It took me back to when I had a 4 year old and a 1 year old and had recently decided to homeschool.I. Was. So. Excited.What curriculum should I use? (I bought KONOS and timeline … Continue reading »

College Prep Homeschooling: Worldview and Confirmation Bias

by Jeanne Faulconer

A big emphasis of homeschooling at our house is thinking critically about the resources we use for information. I have always wanted my kids to understand that books, websites, presentations, magazines, television, and newspapers have a point of view, and that in order to be well-educated, we need … Continue reading »

Styles of Homeschooling

by Amanda Beaty

When you mention homeschooling, many people instantly imagine denim jumpers, large families, and kids sitting around the kitchen table with textbooks all day. The reality is a little more... realistic. There definitely aren't any typical homeschool families. Unless "different" counts as … Continue reading »

Home(schooling) for the Holidays

by Jeanne Faulconer

Thanksgiving is almost here in the U.S., which means homeschooling may take on a different look in the coming weeks.When our family was young, normal homeschooling routines went out the window. We hung on through Halloween, but Thanksgiving was a clear line of demarcation: We'd squeeze in family … Continue reading »

Interested in Interest-led?

by Jeanne Faulconer

What is interest-led learning, and how can it fit into your  homeschooling?Interest-led learning is just what it sounds like -- letting a child's interests lead the learning process.This means parents take note of what a child is curious about, enjoys doing, and is naturally drawn to. Then … Continue reading »

Laying a New Foundation

by Debra Reed

Love of learning. What does that phrase mean to you? When I began homeschooling, I figured my children would naturally love to learn. I would not need to teach them how to do this. Instead, my goal was to fill their minds with as much knowledge as I could possibly pour upon them. My experiences as a … Continue reading »