Apologia Science, Homeschooling

6 Ways to Spark Your Science!

As homeschool moms, we want our science to come to life. Why give our children a substandard science education when we can make it awesome? Let’s explore six ways to spark your science and set your children on the path to a love for learning! Capitalize on Your Children’s Interests "The curriculum will always be… Continue reading 6 Ways to Spark Your Science!

Apologia Science, Charlotte Mason, Homeschooling, Nature Study

How to Make Nature Study Awesome!

Nature study builds into our children something wonderful. Something that cannot be attained through any other means. It instills a spirit of freedom and a sense of awe. A depth of understanding of God’s beautiful creation. And a curiosity that stays with our children their entire lives. The more time they spend outdoors exploring nature—freely… Continue reading How to Make Nature Study Awesome!

Character Training, Charlotte Mason, Homeschooling

How to Train Your Child’s Character – The Charlotte Mason Way!

Training your child's character can be likened to tending a garden. Nurturing to life the good character qualities you want to see grow and blossom. It’s about watching over what’s sprouting up and carefully cultivating that which will one day bear fruit. It requires tilling the soil and weeding out anything that is not fructiferous… Continue reading How to Train Your Child’s Character – The Charlotte Mason Way!

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Charlotte Mason, Free time, Homeschooling

How to Cultivate the Art of Free Time in Your Homeschool

Free time in the homeschool is an art. One worth pursuing. It’s a long forgotten yet invaluable rhythm of education and is truly one of homeschooling’s best kept secrets. Not only is it necessary to understand the importance of free time, you need to know how to implement it into your homeschool day. Leisure was… Continue reading How to Cultivate the Art of Free Time in Your Homeschool

Charlotte Mason, Homeschooling

How Notebooking Benefits Your Child’s Learning

Early in my homeschool journey I discovered that Charlotte Mason’s methods were the most effective way of educating children. So I knew I wanted to apply her principles to my science books, specifically writing living books that delve deep into the subject matter, as well as using time-tested methods such as notebooking, narration, and hands-on… Continue reading How Notebooking Benefits Your Child’s Learning

Apologia Science

Why Choose Apologia Science?

Because learning science should be loads of fun! My best selling, award-winning Apologia science series is the number one science curriculum for kindergarten through middle school. Not only are my books the number one rated science curricula on the market, chosen as a Cathy Duffy top pick, they will give your children a genuine love for… Continue reading Why Choose Apologia Science?

Homeschooling

How to Homeschool Part 3: What Do I Teach and When?

Wondering how to homeschool? Just starting out and not sure where to begin? You’re not alone! For me, the hardest part was figuring out exactly what I needed to teach my child. What subjects were required for a homeschool education? What year should I teach each subject? Well, I found out it’s a lot simpler… Continue reading How to Homeschool Part 3: What Do I Teach and When?

Homeschooling

How to Homeschool Part 1: Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Homeschool

The thought of homeschooling can seem overwhelming at first. But like everything, if you take it one day at a time, you’ll find the reward far outweighs the sacrifice. In fact, you’ll discover homeschooling was not a sacrifice at all, but an investment. An investment in your family, your children’s character, and your life.   Is it… Continue reading How to Homeschool Part 1: Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Homeschool

College Prep, Homeschooling

College Prep: Let Them Go

After reading the past posts, you now know everything you need to know to help your homeschooled child find the college of his dreams. Whew! It’s been quite a journey, but you’ve been faithful and you’re almost there. Now it’s time to let them go. Sending a child off to college can seem like a… Continue reading College Prep: Let Them Go

College Prep, Homeschooling

College Prep: Admissions Essay

It is my desire that this College Prep: Admissions Essay post will clear up the mystery of the dreaded college essay!It's the one part of the college application that causes students the most stress. But it doesn't have to. The purpose of the admissions essay is simply to: Get to know your child better Find… Continue reading College Prep: Admissions Essay