BLG SZ - Getting Ready for a New School Year 2 - Tracy Klicka MacKillop - HSLDA Blog

Getting Ready for a New School Year … just sing along with me!

Every summer during our homeschooling journey is like Boot Camp 101, then 102, 103, 104, and so on…time to get ready for another year of school! Curriculum purchases, lesson planning, field trip coordination, calendar scheduling, prayer, and accentuating the positive are the equivalent of pushups, running laps, stretches, target practice, with a lot of mental […]

BLG SZ - I Hope We All Make It - Julie Schnatterly - HSLDA Blog

I Hope We All Make It

My induction into the homeschooling community began before having the internet was commonplace. The only way to connect or plug-in with other like-minded families was on the local level. Homeschool support groups provided outlets to share about curriculum, learning styles, extra-curricular activities, and other topics that were important to those taking on the task of […]

BLG SZ - Reading Lists for Teens - Dianne Kummer - HSLDA Blog

Reading Lists for Teens

Looking for book suggestions to keep your teen reading? Whether you have a teen who is a voracious reader or one who is reluctant to pick up a book, you may be looking for book suggestions to keep your teen reading, especially during the summer months. These reading lists provide selections that introduce your teens […]


A Wedding Toast

On June 20th, my youngest daughter married her best friend on the grounds of Patrick Henry College. By a pond on a sweltering hot day, two became one and pledged to love, honor and cherish one another until death parts them. These are big promises and these moments so significant, it seems difficult to take […]

BLG SZ - the do list - Sara Jones - HSLDA Blog

The “Do” List

I bet you don’t practice “clean eating.” Or maybe you don’t exercise every day. Well, fine. Do you maintain regular devotionals and prayers, both personally and with your family? Do you also read aloud to your kids, follow current events, serve at church, go on a weekly date with your spouse, keep a clean house, grow […]

Come Play With Me 1 - JC- HSLDA Blog

Come Play with Me!

Ah, summer… that glorious time of freedom! ‘Tis the season to put aside our work and simply relax. Isn’t it wonderful? …Ha! Yeah, right. Not when you’re the adult. As homeschooling parents, we may anticipate the summer months a bit more than the average parent (at least we get a break from teaching), but summer […]

On the Value of Well-Roundedness - RF - HSLDA Blog

On the Value of Well-Roundedness

“Which would you rather be if you had the choice—divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?” ~L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Although there is compelling evidence that homeschooling tends to produce academically superior results, pursuit of academic excellence is not one of the main reasons I’m currently homeschooling. I probably would have said, before […]

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