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065:Combating Curriculum Chaos


Podcast: Play in new window In this episode, we talk about combating curriculum chaos. Opening Verse Proverbs 16:9 The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Facebook Conversations Do you homeschool for religious/faith-based reasons or academic, or both? What are some of the most annoying questions you’ve been asked about your choice to homeschool? Podcast Transcript “Which […]

Charter Schools Online- Online Homeschooling Options- pt. 4

I’d like to finally end my series on cyberschooling with a review of some public charter schools.  In previous posts I talk about the pros and cons of online homeschooling, a list of 5 virtual private school options, and a listing of 30 faith-based virtual schools.  And now for the infamous “bringing school home” topic […]

Getting Ready to Homeschool a Child with Special Needs (without a Teaching Degree): Tips for First-Year Homeschoolers

For whatever reason, you’ve decided that you’re going to homeschool. You are both excited and nervous, but you know this is the best option for your child at this time. Yet, you’re feeling a little overwhelmed. You’re not a teacher by profession. You never worked in a daycare. You never even attended summer camp to […]

064:Back to School-Starting Homeschool With Confidence!


Podcast: Play in new window In this show, I share three ways of starting homeschool with confidence that will make a difference in your approach to the school year ahead. I also share my new goals for CHM over the next year and how I won’t be “sugarcoating” the real deal, nitty-gritty of homeschooling life, […]

No More Sugarcoating: The Real Deal on Homeschooling

If you’ve stuck around my blog since 2012, thank you so much! This has been a project in the making since 2010 (at least in my heart) but it never fully got off the ground until 2 years later.  Now I understand why.  I needed a few more years of homeschooling experience under my belt: […]

Taking This Show on the Road

Have you ever traveled with seven kids, two dogs, and a spouse who dares to set up a conference call during a 10-hour trip? Believe me, it’s just as much fun as it sounds. On one such adventure, Brown Sugar had to go potty so Songbird took her to the rest area bathroom. Next we […]


We’re about to start schooling in a few weeks. New curriculum and new opportunities await us. My children are looking forward to meeting and greeting friends at our local homeschool cooperative. They’re eager to start reading the new books that will accompany their lesson plans. My children are thrilled about participating in fun and enriching […]