Mom, CEO. (Leadership Principles for Homeschooling Moms)

There are some striking similarities between being a homeschooling mom and being the CEO of a major corporation. Okay, I've never actually been the CEO of a major corporation. Out of the yearly boatload of books published on leadership in the corporate world, I've only read a handful, but I'm finding some leadership qualities apply to … Continue reading Mom, CEO. (Leadership Principles for Homeschooling Moms)

Homeschool Civics Through Imitation

Politicians have been talking more than usual about education in the past few weeks.  President Obama unveiled his plan to give away 2 years of free community college to students earning a 2.5GPA or higher.  158 governors, mayors, and county officials issued proclamations to recognize last week as National School Choice Week.  Following Arizona's lead, ten … Continue reading Homeschool Civics Through Imitation

What Obama’s Plan for Free Community College Means for Homeschoolers

President Obama gave the nation a teaser last week when he announced that he'd like to give two years of free community college for everyone willing to earn above a 2.5 GPA. Hopefully he'll expand on that idea and his plan to fund it in today's State of the Union address. Without further details one … Continue reading What Obama’s Plan for Free Community College Means for Homeschoolers

7 Reasons to Consider Homeschooling

Homeschooling is not right for everyone, but there are great reasons every parent of school-aged kids should at least consider homeschooling their kids. The last thing I want to do is to induce guilt for all the non-homeschooling parents out there. (You are my friends, my mentors, and you're doing an AMAZING job with your … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Consider Homeschooling

“This ain’t your baby.”

“Get your own baby. This ain’t your baby…Just take control, it’s your child.”  I found myself laughing at this clip from the Steve Harvey show in my Facebook feed this week.  At its heart is humor, but Mr. Harvey also shows some parenting brilliance.  So often we are too polite to others who offend our … Continue reading “This ain’t your baby.”

Focus on Your Family Culture This Christmas

Good grief!  It's nearly time to put up the books, set down the pencils, and take a well-deserved Thanksgiving break.  Can you believe it?  What will you focus on this holiday season? I, for one, will be focusing on the memories we're giving our kids this year. One of the greatest benefits to homeschooling is … Continue reading Focus on Your Family Culture This Christmas

Three Homeschooling Issues to Consider This Midterm Election

Surprising as it may seem, election time is upon us.  Midterm elections are just weeks away, scheduled for November 4th.  That means now is the time to start researching your candidates and issues, if you haven't already. Here are the three key homeschool-related voting issues you'll want to consider when choosing whose bubble to fill … Continue reading Three Homeschooling Issues to Consider This Midterm Election