The 25 Gifts of Homeschooling

Our children aren’t perfect, and our homes aren’t always blissful, but sometimes we just need a reminder that homeschooling is truly a gift! Let’s count the gifts that homeschooling provides.

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Why I Started Homeschooling

My Kindergartner came home and asked me what “sex” was, after an all-school assembly on AIDS. I was alarmed that my five-year-old was being spoken to about sex and AIDS. I was alarmed no one had told me about the assembly ahead of time. That year and the next, he became close buddies with another …

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Do You Need to Rethink School?

Susan Wise Bauer is a work in progress, just like the rest of us. The author of The Well-Trained Mind and the Story of the World series can sometimes come across as super-intelligent (which she is) and having it way more together than the rest of us making our way through the daily challenges of …

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10 Ways Homeschooling Can Heal Your Family

Homeschooling can heal your family. Here are 10 ways to find joy again. The phone rings. The number is familiar. I can barely hear the words for the screams. “…in the principal’s office…” MOMMMMMYYYYYY!!!!!! “…unable to control…” STOP IT!!!!! LEAVE ME ALONE!!!! “…need to come get her…” NONONONONONONONONO!!!!!!!!! ARGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! There is a crash and I …

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The Gift of Sight: Cultivating Our Children’s Gifts

Recently I was reading a book on the intersection of faith and science. It is no doubt a wonderful book, but the simple truth is that I had a hard time understanding it. Science has never been my strongest subject and I got bogged down in the explanations. What the book did do for me …

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Six Reasons to be Thankful for Homeschooling

November is the traditional time of year for giving thanks to God for all of our blessings during the course of the year, but any day is a great day for giving thanks for homeschooling. After eight years of homeschooling, I have many reasons to be thankful. 1)     The Chance to Share our Catholic Faith …

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