Category Archives: Homeschooling

Have you been hit with a severe case of spring fever? Don’t worry; it can happen to the best of us. Even when you think you’ve taken all the necessary precautions to guard against it, spring fever can hit your homeschool like a ton of bricks! Oh sure. Last summer you diligently and faithfully scoured Continue Reading →

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What Continue Reading →

As much as I appreciate the benefits of year-round homeschooling, my husband and I just couldn’t shake our precious, childhood memories of long, leisurely summers, so we passed that tradition on to our children. The only problem with this plan was that the extended vacation time tended to make us ALL a bit lazy, so we had to Continue Reading →

I founded Homeschool Legacy for a number of reasons. First, I wanted to glorify God and help homeschool families create a lasting and precious homeschool legacy of their own. I also wanted to provide parents with quality, easy-to-use unit studies, so they could instill a love of learning in their children by making learning more fun. As homeschoolers, our homeschool legacy is Continue Reading →

Ever feel like you need a vacation after your vacation? Isn’t the purpose of a vacation to rest and relax and have fun with your family? Instead, we often wind up more stressed and exhausted from trying to cram in more than is humanly (or financially) possible! In fact, more often than not,  just the thought of preparing for a family vacation Continue Reading →

I’m a researcher at heart, but it wasn’t until mommy-mode kicked in that the researcher in me first surfaced. From breastfeeding to home births to child rearing. Homeschooling was just the next logical step for our family. So, what was the first thing I did when considering homeschooling? Yep! Research! And, to my delight, it wasn’t long before Continue Reading →

Last summer, my husband and I decided to buy a German Shepherd puppy. Now, we’ve had puppies in the past and even German Shepherd puppies, so no big deal, right? WRONG! Max has proven himself to be a whole new ballgame! Don’t let appearances deceive you, either. This little chap is no angel. The moment we Continue Reading →

“All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” – George Washington  We tend to think of a homeschool education as a relatively new phenomenon, but in reality it is the publicly educated who are the new kids 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’m an expert at homeschooling Continue Reading →

We’d like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to our favorite moms…Homeschool Moms! We hope you have been truly blessed and pampered by your families today. For all you do, you certainly deserve it! But, just for fun, we thought we’d share a little Mother’s Day trivia with you. Did you know… Anna Marie Jarvis, Continue Reading →

For everyone who has ever done a Once-a-Week Unit Study you know how much I love to make history fun, and how I also like to incorporate interesting trivia. So, just in case you and your children don’t already know the true history of Saint Patrick, this should provide you with a healthy dose of historical trivia… Every March, Continue Reading →

Are you familiar with the dessert tiramisu? It’s a luscious, Italian confection constructed of coffee-dipped lady fingers, layered with a delectable, whipped concoction of eggs, sugar, cocoa, and Italian mascarpone cheese. But, the actual translation of the word tiramisu means “wake me up,” “cheer me up,” “lift me up,” or “pick me up,” depending on Continue Reading →

For many, it’s that time of year. You’re on the home stretch, you were focused on finishing the school year strong, and then it happened… the mid-term blahs settled in. You’re not alone. Even the most gung-ho of homeschool moms can fall prey to these insidious attacks.  But, don’t worry! The remedy is simple; shake up school Continue Reading →

In honor of Presidents’ Day and the 2016 ongoing presidential campaign, I thought it would be appropriate to post an article I wrote for The Old School House Magazine last year titled, Our Founding Virtues. I hope you enjoy it. Blessings, Sharon Gibson Owner and Author | Homeschool Legacy | Once-a-Week Unit Studies Why did Continue Reading →

Each season provides us with a picturesque window from which to view God’s handiwork, but the seasons also present the perfect opportunity to teach our children about the Creator. Spring and summer provide us with opportunities to learn about God’s amazing attention to detail. But, fall and winter exhibit how God continues to provide for the needs of Continue Reading →

Have you always been intrigued by the idea of unit studies, but are still kind of confused by them? Or maybe you’ve heard talk of the unit study approach to homeschooling, but it all just sounds like gibberish to you. Well, here’s a crash course in “Unit Studies 101.” To enroll in this class, think for a moment Continue Reading →

Ahh…reading aloud to our children, one of our family’s most treasured homeschool memories! Anyone who has ever done a Once-a-Week Unit Study knows the importance we place on reading aloud to children. No matter how young or old the child, read-alouds play an essential role in each and every one of Homeschool Legacy’s unit studies. Charlotte Continue Reading →