Tag Archives: Reasons to Homeschool
Power-Ups for a Struggling Learner | HSLDA Blog

Power-Ups for a Struggling Learner

You know what homeschooling needs? Power-Ups. By “power-ups,” I mean the cool little bonuses you get in video games. If a level is too hard, the power-up smashes through obstacles and gets you to your goal faster. (In my favorite Match-3 game, my preferred power-up is the ice-breaker lightning hammer.) What homeschooling family hasn’t needed […]

All Kinds of People | HSLDA Blog

All Kinds of People

They say that opposites attract. But for my husband and me, that’s not quite the way it worked. While I certainly wouldn’t have said we were exactly alike, some of the things I found most attractive about him were those that felt familiar: backgrounds, interests, sense of humor…They made the quirky aspects of my personality […]


Healing the Needy: An Interview with Amber Overstreet | Homeschool Helpers

Amber Overstreet is a homeschooling mom and a registered nurse in medical intensive care at Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula, Mississippi.  HSLDA: Amber, what does homeschooling look like for your family? What’s your favorite experience from it? Amber Overstreet: Our schedule has to be adjusted pretty often for various reasons such as my job or […]

No-Hurry Heritage Studies | HSLDA Blog

No-Hurry Heritage Studies

One of the best things about raising kids is passing on our spiritual and national heritage. Obviously our Christian faith is of utmost priority; that’s a major reason why we homeschool them. But it doesn’t stop there. Our calendars are filled with holidays, national observances, special days, and historical events. We have so much to […]


Teaching Kids to Learn with Pride: An Interview with Kara Siemens | Homeschool Helpers

Kara Siemens is a 5th and 6th grade math teacher and math and science curriculum specialist at the Arkansas School for the Deaf (ASD) in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is also the sponsor for the school’s Upper Elementary after-school Robotics Club and Movie Making Club. Kara recently achieved National Board Certification as an Early Childhood […]