College Prep, Homeschooling

College Prep: Think Extracurricular

Colleges love extracurricular activities. So shouldn’t my child do as many as possible to impress the admissions committee? That seems to make sense but it’s not the case. Think not too many, not too few. Depth not breadth. Ultimately, do what you love in a way that shows the colleges the unique person you are.… Continue reading College Prep: Think Extracurricular

College Prep, Homeschooling

College Prep: Great Transcripts

Ideally,  ninth grade is the time to begin mapping out the courses your child will need in high school to graduate with a great college prep transcript.  It’s okay to begin thinking through the courses in eighth grade or even later than ninth grade. My older daughter decided she wanted to go to college in… Continue reading College Prep: Great Transcripts

Homeschooling, Inspiration

Encouraging Success in Your Children

I often speak and write about nurturing our children’s gifts, talents, and passions, about encouraging their success. Homeschooling offers the unique opportunity to tailor our children’s education to their own personal bents. We don’t have to follow the standard scope and sequence designed for a typical student. The cookie cutter mentality is often why students… Continue reading Encouraging Success in Your Children

Inspiration

The Perfection Trap

At times we fall into what I call the perfection trap, demanding more from our children than they are capable of giving. Our reactions to their misbehavior can be harsh, lacking in the mercy God has for us. When we constantly communicate frustration with our children’s imperfections, we fail to portray Christ to them. If… Continue reading The Perfection Trap

Inspiration

Believing God’s Word for our Children

As homeschool moms, believing God's Word for our children is paramount. Being our children's primary educator can fill us with fear and trepidation. The enormity of this responsibility overwhelms even the most faithful homeschool mom. Yet we need not fear, for God's Word promises great and wonderful things for our children. The question we must… Continue reading Believing God’s Word for our Children

Inspiration

Rest for the Journey

Fulfilling the call to homeschool requires rest for the journey. It demands more than we are capable of producing in our own strength. We must depend on God for stamina and one another for motivation to keep travailing this path. It's so important that we surround ourselves with encouragement. Do you receive encouragement on a… Continue reading Rest for the Journey