Homeschooling

Friday’s Find: Catholic Curriculum for Your Homeschool

Embarking on my first year of homeschooling, determine what I want my curriculum to contain, has been the biggest challenge. At the start of our school year I had purchased a spelling book from Catholic Heritage Curriculum.  We had used it a few times but at that point I was also diving into the ideas of… Continue reading Friday’s Find: Catholic Curriculum for Your Homeschool

Homeschooling

Raising Readers

Reading has always been something very dear to me.  I still remember my first grade teacher pulling me aside early on and handing me the book The Boxcar Children. That night, curled up on the couch, I read the whole thing.  It was my first chapter book. Since that moment books have been an almost… Continue reading Raising Readers

Homeschooling

Benefits of Homeschooling: One Mom’s Perspective

When I originally considered homeschooling, my reasons were both academic and developmental.  However, the biggest benefit that has emerged from this lifestyle was the least considered. Forging The Bond My kids have always been close.  Since my little guy finally got out of the NICU and made it into his then three-year-old sister's arms, their… Continue reading Benefits of Homeschooling: One Mom’s Perspective

Homeschooling

Homeschooling 101: Getting Started

Homeschooling is a surprisingly personal journey.  No two home schools will ever look exactly alike, even if aligned by the same philosophy and containing the same-aged children.  Instead, besides perhaps some state guidelines, you alone or you with your spouse, are the sole determining factors of WHAT is taught, WHEN it is taught, and for… Continue reading Homeschooling 101: Getting Started