First Day of Homeschooling: What to Expect

Does the thought of your approaching first day of homeschooling make you feel physically ill? When I decided to pull my oldest kid out of public school after kindergarten over six years ago, I was so surprised what a positive response I received from friends and family. I was constantly told what a brave, devoted,…

Homeschool Socialization: An Uncomfortable Truth

Everywhere I seem to look, people are saying that homeschool socialization is a total myth. Homeschool moms roll their eyes and swap stories of ignorant friends, family members, and strangers who have asked the dreaded question, “What about socialization?” We all collectively sigh and gather our strength, self control, and manners to answer such people….

Will Homeschooling Make My Kid Weird?

Are you completely freaked out that homeschooling might make your kid weird? This fear is a variation of the ever-popular – “How will they be socialized?” and “How do homeschoolers make friends?” Many homeschool moms tend to roll their eyes and scoff at these questions, but I actually think there is something to discuss here….

10 Free Field Trip Ideas!

Looking for some free field trip ideas? Homeschooling can be pretty expensive, and field trips (depending on the size of your family) can easily take over a large piece of your budget. I have scanned through some posts for free field trips and they usually contained things like “visit the cultural section of your grocery…