Coaching & Counseling, Family, Homeschooling, Lifestyle, Spiritual

Starting the Homeschool Journey: 3 Steps to Help You Get Started on the Right Foot

Whether you have freely chosen to homeschool or have been forced into it by circumstances and situations, getting started doesn't have to seem impossible. I vividly remember when my husband and I decided that we were going to homeschool our children. In my heart I knew we were making the right decision, but in my… Continue reading Starting the Homeschool Journey: 3 Steps to Help You Get Started on the Right Foot

Coaching & Counseling, Faith, Homeschooling, Lifestyle

My Not-So Ordinary Homeschool: And Why I’m Finally Okay With It

No matter how hard I tried to align my homeschool with what was typical or ordinary it. just. didn't. work. I went into homeschooling with a brick and mortar teacher mentality anyways, which basically meant that I tried using "classroom tactics". Or in other words, ways used to teach other people's children. It didn't take… Continue reading My Not-So Ordinary Homeschool: And Why I’m Finally Okay With It

Family, Homeschooling, Lifestyle, Parenting

5 Things Homeschooling Moms Wish Others Would Stop Saying to Them

It seems like yesterday when I started preparing for my first year of homeschooling... making sure I had the space decorated right, the curriculum and lesson plans in place, the supplies neatly organized, and the right mindset. In reality, we are actually wrapping up our fifth year! Wow! Since the beginning of this journey, I have… Continue reading 5 Things Homeschooling Moms Wish Others Would Stop Saying to Them

Faith, Family, Guest Blogger, Guest Post, Homeschooling, iBlog Movement, Lifestyle, Parenting

Six Ways to Foster a Love of Reading

As a clinical psychologist and children’s author, I often get asked for a lot of advice.  One of the questions parents frequently ask me is how can they raise a great reader.  Reading is a habit that is one of the most valuable any child can learn.  I believe, that if you can read you… Continue reading Six Ways to Foster a Love of Reading

Faith, Family, Guest Blogger, Guest Post, Homeschooling, iBlog Movement, Lifestyle, Parenting

Why I Decided to Homeschool My African American Son

My name is Cescelie Jelks. I am a homeschooling mother of two. My son is currently 17 years of age and my daughter is 14. Our homeschooling journey began shortly after my son began first grade at our local public elementary school. I was not at all concerned about him beginning school. I knew that… Continue reading Why I Decided to Homeschool My African American Son