Bribing vs. Rewarding in Homeschooling

Are you seriously struggling to get your homeschooler motivated? Wondering how in the world to get them to do their school work without arguing, threatening, or punishing? Maybe you’ve also considered (or even tried!) bribing your homeschooler. But you know that it isn’t effective, sustainable…or respectable. Two separate people talked to me about motivation with…

6 Social Skills Books for Homeschoolers

Social skills books for your homeschooler?! I know there are homeschool moms across the country rolling their eyes into their back of their heads at this very thought. I have been homeschooling for going on 4 years, so I don’t mean to alienate myself from my tribe…but I do think homeschool kids need help with…

Summer Homeschool: Pros and Cons

Are you toying with the idea of doing a summer homeschool this year? There are a lot of great reasons to follow the year round schedule! But…there are also some things you might want to watch out for when you don’t take that break. I have done both – summer homeschool and carefree summer –…

20 Apps That Make Homeschooling Easier!

I was at a McDonald’s PlayPlace years ago – long before I was considering homeschooling. There was a man with his daughter there and she was probably around 5 years old. He very confidently said to her, “Hey honey, why don’t you read that big list of rules up there?” He looked at me a…