How Can a Single Parent Homeschool? A Step-By-Step Guide...
Can a single parent homeschool successfully? Yes. I've known several and for them it was not only doable, it was successful. If you separate the idea of homeschool principal and homeschool teacher, then it becomes much easier to plan your homeschool while working a full-time job. A "homeschool principal" is the main administrator who plans and oversees the homeschool, but does not teach individual classes. This job a single mom can do. A "homeschool teacher" teaches ea
What is "Scope and Sequence"?
What is "scope and sequence"? This is a term used by professional educators to describe the curriculum of a school. The "scope" is what the curriculum will cover and the "sequence" is how or in what order it will be covered. In the state of North Carolina (and other states), parents are responsible for the "scope and sequence" of their own homeschool. They must plan the curriculum for the school year for each individual child on their grade level. However, these paren
A Picture of God's Blessings
My friend, Paul C., posted this photo on Facebook with these words recently: Hard to take in.:) Dr's told us for our first 8yrs. of marriage we were not able to have kids. Jesus said different. It touched me so deeply to see God's blessings that I wanted to share. God is good! "Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver ful
3 Good Reasons Why Homeschool Parents Might Not Teach Their Children
"Why wouldn't someone teach their own children in homeschooling?" said a sweet, well-meaning Mom to me recently. This Mom has been homeschooling three children for many years successfully. For her, homeschooling meant Mom teaching at home. From her tone, I guessed she was offended, even disgusted, at the idea of homeschooling without a full-time stay at home Mom-Teacher. I wanted to say to her, "Please be kind to those who don't choose to teach their own children in homes
The Perfect Schoolyear Ending
Here is a sweet email from a fellow homeschool Mom. Love these testimonies! Hey Jessica, Jesus did the sweetest thing last night. Today was the last day of our first year of homeschooling. The thought came to me last night that I would like to do something special with the kids to celebrate the end of our first year. I asked Jesus to give me something that they would really enjoy doing today, and then I put the thought aside to get ready for our prayer meeting. After th
NCHE Mentoring Mom Experience
What an wonderful and humbling experience it was to be a Mentoring Mom at the NCHE conference this year! I enjoyed meeting so many parents who are trying to do the right thing for their families. They are so thankful for any advice or help. I really enjoy being at these homeschool events just to be in the company of so many hard-working and praying families who love their children. Often I would spend 20-30 minutes getting to know just one family. I wanted to hear from