Homeschool convention: Is it worth the cost?

I recently heard some moms talking about convention. One was so excited about coming while the other had never attended and just wasn’t sure it was worth her time and money. As I thought about her statement, my mind wandered back to my first convention. I was excited about starting on a new journey with […]

Is there a time to quit?

Have you ever thought about giving up on home schooling? I have thought about quitting, but a wise pastor once told me that a decision to quit should never be made when I was tired, frustrated, or discouraged. He used examples from Nehemiah to make his point.   Scripture tells us that the people of […]

Should You Attend a Homeschool Conference?

From my observation, homeschooling parents seem to fall into three categories as it relates to the homeschool conference … 1. There’s the “I wouldn’t miss it for the world” crowd,2. The “I already have my curriculum and don’t really need to go” folks, and3. Then there’s the “I’d like to go someday, but probably not […]

Should homeschooling be all-consuming?

“It only takes an hour or two in the early elementary years.” I heard this advice often when I was beginning to homeschool. And true—my actual teaching time was only an hour or two. But perhaps due to my planner/researcher/take charge personality, I soon found homeschooling taking over my life. After all, there were books […]