STEM (or STEAM) is becoming a hot topic in the world of homeschooling. The funny thing about it though is that it's not a new concept. Nope. Not at all. It just so happens that the STEM acronym made its debut in 2001 after being upgraded from what used to be known as SMET. However, as… Continue reading To STEM or Not to STEM?
I don't consider myself a pro homeschooling mom at all, but what I do have are close to six years of homeschooling experience, growing to a family of six in the process, and growing a thriving home-based business. There's no question that I have needed help (and still do) along the way. I don't think… Continue reading Do You Love the Homeschool Season You’re In?
If you're not already familiar with the commemorative "American" months, they range anywhere from African American History Month in February to American Indian Heritage Month in November. In between that you'll find both Jewish American and Asian Pacific Heritage commemoratives in May and Irish-American Heritage Month in March. The Law Library of Congress will tell… Continue reading Going Beyond Commemorative Months: How to Really Teach Your Kids About Culture
DISCLAIMER: This post may show you just how small-minded you can be, and/or test your current perspectives of home education and other ethnicities. It's not your typical "diversity" post. Enjoy! Contrary to popular belief, homeschooling is not some American trend where majority of those who choose it are white, privileged families - at least not… Continue reading Homeschooling: The Diversity Hidden Within
I have been homeschooling going on five years and until recently, I had never considered adopting literature-based learning as a method I would use in teaching my kiddos. We already read every single day and sometimes stay in a particular book for a certain amount of time. But to build an entire unit based lesson… Continue reading The Joys of Literature-based Learning