Category Archives: Homeschool Basics

Homeschool 101, getting started, and articles for those new to homeschooling. Here are the basics every homeschool parent wonders about and needs to have clarity on.

Stories from New Homeschoolers: Schools Are Open Again. Now What?

As life is slowly returning to normal after Covid-19 upheaval, it’s natural to start thinking ahead to the next school year. We asked families who chose to homeschool in 2020 because of the pandemic about their plans for educating their … Continue reading

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3 Reasons I'll Keep Homeschooling Even After Covid-19

We sent our kids to public school for the first five years of their education. In many ways, it was a good experience for us. Our kids learned to read and learned their math facts. They performed well on state … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Be Content with My Homeschool Curriculum

I recently read a blog post that resonated with me. It’s about being content with the curriculum I have, the one I chose for the year, and trusting God with my homeschool.  Of course, I know the value of contentment. After … Continue reading

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My Journey from Public School Booster to Homeschooler

Like so many parents, my husband and I entered the 2020-2021 school year full of concerns about educating our children. As graduates of the public education system, we prioritized living in a neighborhood within an excellent school district. We both … Continue reading

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Starting as a New Homeschooler: Two Key Guideposts

“Homeschool? You must be crazy.” I fired back those words at my husband as he gently suggested we homeschool our soon-to-be-kindergartener. We had just moved; I was pregnant with our second daughter. I frantically searched for reasons why we shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Learning to Weigh Conflicting Perspectives with Sonlight

My chief desire for Sonlight is to help you raise children prepared to do whatever God calls them to do. In order to do that well, Sonlight presents multiple views on various issues. Students in today's world quickly realize that … Continue reading

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5 Ways Literature-rich Learning Is Better than Memorization

Even if today’s math lesson may have felt like it lasted a thousand years, the truth is, we don’t have unlimited time with our kids at home. We must choose wisely how to spend our minutes as they become our … Continue reading

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