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We want to make homeschooling your kids easier for you. 

Browse through our articles, written by our professional teachers, to get loads of tips and resources for a happy and productive homeschool.

We also share sample essays from our online writing program in our student showcase posts and occasionally share resources from our homeschool writing curriculum.

Happy reading!

What to Do When You Have a Homeschooling FAIL

September 8, 2020
 
Are you overwhelmed? It’s the first week of school. You’re a homeschooling mom. You’re committed, and you’ve done your best. You’ve worked hard to plan your first week to perfection, and you’re ready to go! The first day goes well, the second day’s ...

How to Set Yourself Up for a Happy Homeschooling Day

August 25, 2020
 
Picture this....You’re ready to start homeschooling for the day. Your kids are at the table. They’re sitting up, alert, pencils poised, and ready to begin. Books are open. They’re smiling. You’re smiling. Everybody’s leaning in toward each other. The family dog is ...

Your Shopping Guide to Online Classes

August 10, 2020
 
Am I the only mom out there who makes her kid brush his teeth, comb his hair, and change into a clean t-shirt before he starts remote learning for the day? I peeked in on my son’s driver’s ed online class a few weeks ago. I have to say, I was taken aback. You know what I saw when I ...

How To Find A Great Homeschooling Curriculum You'll Love

July 28, 2020
 
A great homeschooling curriculum can take any shape, size, look or feel. Everybody’s creative and has their own ideas, including curriculum designers. All sorts of new stuff is always coming out, and that’s pretty darn cool. Yay for innovation!! BUT. Every educational curriculum ...

How to Set Up Your Homeschool Schedule

July 16, 2020
 
Uh-oh. The time is near. How do I organize my kid’s homeschool schedule for the year? Planning your kid’s homeschool schedule can be overwhelming. If you overthink it, you’re going to drive yourself crazy and get nowhere. So, let’s keep it simple! I’m going to show ...

A Portfolio Activity to End the Year

June 30, 2020
 
For many of you, now is the time you wrap up the school year. It's important to take a close look at all the kids have accomplished and all that you've taught them. A school portfolio is a perfect closing project for that. It’s hands on, timely, and creative. Not only that, but ...

Pricing Changes for Essay Rockstar

January 20, 2020
 
Happy New Year and Decade! During the last few months of 2019, we put a notice on our website about raising our prices in 2020, and we have now adjusted our rates. We’re committed to bringing you value at reasonable prices. It has been, though, seven years since the Essay Rockstar program ...

Student Showcase: A Persuasive Case for Adoption

January 21, 2019
 
Today's student showcase features a persuasive essay by Miriam, a high school student who currently lives in Uganda with her family. Her essay makes a strong case in favor of adoption, both domestic and international. Miriam is about to complete the Essay Rock Star full course program. ...
 

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