Monthly Archives: May 2017

Do you ever feel like you used to be a “fun mom”…until you started homeschooling? It doesn’t have to be that way. When tears and frustration replace love and laughter its time to get back to basics and remember the “Three R’s.” 1. Remember Do you remember the reasons you started homeschooling? Write them down and Continue Reading →

As homeschoolers, our homeschool legacy is also our family legacy. The two are inextricably intertwined. But, to be successful, it is important that we keep the end-goal in mind. But, what is our end-goal? Is our ultimate goal for our kids to excel in academics, sports or the arts? Is it to raise child prodigies and geniuses? Continue Reading →

Many of us are already getting excited about planning the coming school year. We will consider the needs of each of our children, what worked, what didn’t, what improvements need to be made, and how we will do it all without breaking the bank! After seventeen years of homeschooling, I can confidentially say I am an expert at Continue Reading →

On this Memorial Day, Homeschool Legacy would like to pay homage to the millions of soldiers throughout our history who fought bravely and willingly laid down their lives, so that we may live free and peaceful lives. As many of us enjoy a pleasant backyard barbecue this Memorial Day with family and friends, let us pause and Continue Reading →

I was surprised when a dear friend once introduced me to a group of homeschool moms as “a woman I’m so impressed with because she and her family eat dinner together every night!” That struck me so funny! I thought everyone did that! My husband and I grew up when it was the norm for families Continue Reading →

My husband and I knew from the get-go that neither of our active and equally creative sons would have thrived in an overladen textbook environment. Nor would we have wanted them to. While investigating various homeschool philosophies, we hit on two which when combined would fit our family perfectly: Charlotte Mason and Unit Studies. Unbeknownst Continue Reading →

CHARACTER. Is there anything more important that we can instill in our children? Character defines a person, it defines a family, it defines a community, it defines a nation. The Greek philosopher Heraclitus wisely stated, “Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted Continue Reading →

From the very first day we began homeschooling until our sons graduated from high school, unit studies took front and center stage. We had a separate math curriculum, and in our boys’ formative years, we utilized various Bible, handwriting, spelling, grammar, and language resources. But, when it came to history and science we were all about unit studies! For Continue Reading →

Creatures of habit…that’s what we are. Whether there is a better, more efficient, or easier way to do something, we often resort to auto-pilot. If our child asks why we do something a certain way, we may find ourselves responding with, “I don’t know, that’s the way I’ve always done it.” We see habitual behavior Continue Reading →

For homeschoolers, the end of the school year is a time to reflect and reevaluate what worked, what didn’t, where we excelled or struggled, and consider possible changes. Now a “retired” homeschool mom, I based my evaluations mostly on spiritual and academic improvement and one very important question “Did we have fun?” For our family, that last Continue Reading →

Woo-hoo! Max turned two yesterday! We survived! Major milestone. You may remember Max from a post I wrote about this time last year called Max-imizing Your Parenting Efforts. But, just in case you haven’t had the pleasure, Max is what you would call “strong-willed,” and because of that, he has done a miraculous job of swiftly whipping our Continue Reading →

As the end of the school year draws to a close we homeschool parents start doing what we love most…shopping for homeschool curriculum! It’s like Christmas for us! But, if we’re not careful we can get a little craaazy and end up having to take out a second mortgage on our home! To prevent that Continue Reading →