Crash Course – Our Homeschool Plans and Curriculum

For those parents being dragged kicking and screaming into the homeschool life by sudden necessity, I thought it might be helpful to lay out my families plans and curriculum, sprinkled with some advice.

This is not meant to be a prescription. Homeschooling is personal and different for every family and child. That’s part of what makes it great. It’s flexible. But it can also be overwhelming. So take this post as a few signposts on the road that you can choose to follow or not, and even if you don’t arrive at the same destination as me, at least you won’t be completely lost.

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Prayerful Parenting – Don’t Forget Sunlight

Raising children is all about faith, because ultimately, you cannot control what they do.

No matter what you have taught them, no matter how you have disciplined them, no matter how good an example you have set (and let’s be honest, none of us do any of those three things perfectly), your children can choose to turn from the path on which you have tried to set them.

That’s terrifying. It can be disheartening.

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Tips for Working From Home (with Kids)

I’ve had the blessing and privilege of working from home for over 5 years now, and most of that time, we have also homeschooled our kids. So, while everyone else is adjusting to the new circumstances of attempting to slow down a pandemic, I’m in the curious situation of not having anything change much from my normal day to day.

Here are some tips based on the things I have learned. I’m not perfect, and so I don’t follow these tips 100% of the time myself, but when I do, my quality of life has been much, much higher.

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Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

Walking around the exhibit hall of the Great Homeschool Convention, you quickly realize that home education is an area of immense opportunity. Booth after booth represents another risk-taking venture, an exercise of the entrepreneurial spirit, desiring to fill a need and make a profit while doing so.

And most of these entrepreneurs are women.

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