There's a difference between education and simply teaching. I think that's one of the big benefits of homeschooling—you have the opportunity to build into your family by educating your children, instead of just sending them off to be taught. Education can be math, sciences and ELA, of course. But it's also reminding your children to… Continue reading Education
I can't even count how many times I've been asked "Did you like it," or "How was it," in relation to being homeschooled all my life. I don't mind the question—quite often it's asked sincerely, and even when it's not I can just smile and say "I loved it" and leave it at that. My… Continue reading “Did you like it?” The most common question homeschool grads are asked.
When I was young, maybe 11, our MLA came in to speak to our homeschool group. I remember distinctly that after he spoke to us, he asked if we had any questions. My hand flew up, and when he called on me I asked what he thought about the lack of police officers in Ste.… Continue reading Socially Aware homeschoolers?
Yesterday I bought a hoodie. Not just any hoodie. It was an RRC hoodie. It's charcoal grey, with RRC written on it in the school's colour, red. Also on the hoodie are the words "Creative Communications." The hoodie itself is soft and decently made, and when I saw that it was on sale (50% off)… Continue reading Highschool Hoodies
I've been very clear since I've started writing this blog that I'm writing it as a homeschooler, but that my opinions and advice come from a Christian perspective. When I was growing up, I assumed that everyone who homeschooled was a Christian. I wasn't alone in this assumption, and it was a pretty safe bet… Continue reading Homeschooling and Faith
The statement "I was homeschooled," made in a public setting, can be a loaded one. For me, it's often my way of excusing my ignorance about a pop culture reference or the fact that I didn't know that there's a rope thing you tug in city busses when it's your stop. But beyond that, it's… Continue reading I plead the fifth–why homeschoolers don’t always want to admit it
How does your family decide when school is over for your family? As I complete my final day of school for this semester and prepare for work placement, I've been thinking a lot about how the final days of school looked like when I was still schooling at home, and I truly can't remember a… Continue reading The End: How to End the Homeschooling Year
*edit: The title of this post is somewhat odd, since I missed a week of blog posts. I scheduled it for the wrong Friday. Oops. One of the things that can be hard while homeschooling as a student is keeping up the momentum as you get older. In my family at least, the older… Continue reading Keeping the Momentum: 3 Tips
Hey guys! A bit of a break from the usual this week–I did a video about homeschooling misperceptions that you can watch here. There's not much more to say than that! Enjoy!
When it comes to homeschooling, there are often two messages. One: Homeschooling is archaic and odd, done only by strictly religious parents. And it may be borderline child abuse. Two: Homeschooling is the only way to go and there are no real downsides. At the end of the day, neither of these viewpoints are completely… Continue reading The Good, The Bad and the Downright Horrible