Tag Archives: Encouragement

5 Tips and Flips

Over the thirteen years that I’ve been homeschooling, I’ve learned something about good advice: every helpful tip has a balancing flip. Here are a few examples. Good Tip! Know what your goals are. Does your fourth-grader need more work memorizing his multiplication tables? Does your seventh-grader have to learn how to compose paragraphs? You might […]

Homeschooler’s Novel a Double Triumph

When newly-published author and homeschool graduate Joel Schlaudt started writing his dystopian novel as a teen, he didn’t expect that trying to get his work in print would make him feel—like his protagonist—that he was trapped in a heartless system. Homeschool graduate Joel Schaludt writes under the name Ransom Grey. His novel When Stars Go Out is […]

My Coffee Date with Me

I occasionally have coffee with my younger self, and we compare homeschooling notes. When we sat down last time, Past Sara was homeschooling four kids, ages 9 down to 1. It was hard to keep her focused on the conversation. One kid was crying over math, another one had “forgotten” to set his computer timer, […]