Homeschool Mom Identity Crisis: Who Am I Besides a Homeschooler?

Homeschool Mom Identity Crisis: Who Am I Besides a Homeschooler?

Sometime in the last few years, my husband observed that most introductions move immediately from “Hello, my name is” to “and what do you do?” This seems so woven into our culture that it doesn’t even feel weird to us. However, what it seems to actually communicate is...
Homeschool Mentors

Homeschool Mentors

Homeschooling can be a lonely endeavor, kind of like walking on a rickety rope bridge with the hopes that the ropes are strong enough to carry you across to the other side. One of the key ways to make this giant task a lot less scary is to have a mentor. Mentoring has...
Teaching Kids About Money

Teaching Kids About Money

When I was a teenager my parents took me to dinner with some of their friends, one of whom was a financial advisor. He was sharing about a recent client of his who was in his twenties and had just landed a career that came with a generous paycheck. Soon after their...
Creating a 5 Year Plan for Homeschool

Creating a 5 Year Plan for Homeschool

As most of us sit down to make our homeschool plans for the upcoming year, I am reminding myself of the importance of having a long-range plan. My husband and I do this for big family-life decisions, finances and with work planning; but often I become so focused on...
Ansel Adams Summer Assignment

Ansel Adams Summer Assignment

GEOLOGY + ANSEL ADAMS + CAMERA = AN AMAZING SUMMER ASSIGNMENT This past semester, my kids did an in-depth study on rocks and geological formations. During our study, we began noticing all of the amazing outcroppings, (extremely large rocks that reveal themselves to...
5 IDEAS FOR SUMMER FUN

5 IDEAS FOR SUMMER FUN

Sometimes, even our most creative and self-reliant kids, get bored during the summer break. Taking time to imagine and create is wonderful for growing brains, but there are moments when we need to light the fire of their imagination to help start the process. Here are...
A Gift Basket that Keeps Giving!

A Gift Basket that Keeps Giving!

Homeschool Facts is always on the lookout for great deals for homeschool families and we think we found a real winner! Global Student Network (GSN) is offering a virtual gift basket when you enroll your student between July 15 and August 15, 2018 for a full year...
Homeschooling in New York State

Homeschooling in New York State

The only place I have been homeschooled personally or have homeschooled my children is New York State. I am thankful for the trailblazers who made homeschooling in New York possible. New York is known for being the most regulated state in the U.S. so I’m sure there...
Getting a Handle on Your Homeschool Priorities

Getting a Handle on Your Homeschool Priorities

The subject of priorities is a broad one. There are many things to prioritize in life. What is most important to you? What should get your attention first? In homeschooling making a list of your priorities might be helpful to keep on track throughout the year and...
Not an Island: The Solution to Homeschool Isolation

Not an Island: The Solution to Homeschool Isolation

There is sometimes a misconception that homeschoolers like to keep to themselves and that they are not social. This is not why I began homeschooling. I never wanted to be an island. I did not want to hide out in my house to keep away from others. We Homeschool Moms...

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