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Rhonda Ross Marches To Her Own Drumbeat Of Life

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 08.18.2016 | Entertainment
Dustin Fitzharris

Rhonda Ross just wrapped up a summer tour which brought her to large, iconic festivals in Aspen and Chicago and to smaller venues dotting America's heartland.

So You've Decided to Homeschool

Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley | Posted 08.12.2016 | Parents
Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley

Uh-oh. I know that face. You’ve decided to homeschool... and now you are completely overwhelmed. Breathe, mama. Come here and have a seat. We’ll h...

This Family Jumped from Suburbia into a Life of Travel

Michael Boyink | Posted 07.27.2016 | Travel
Michael Boyink

Boyink family in Mobile, AL. Photo by Marcus Neto, used by permission. Do you know any of these family-life dance moves? The kid activity shuffl...

As the World Unfolds: A Secret Look Inside Alternative Learning

Taylor Butch | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
Taylor Butch

Reasons vary for choosing alternative learning over traditional education. Some families might desire a more family-oriented lifestyle while others might select this method due to religious beliefs, bullying, or simply passion for more enhanced learning.

5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Curious About Learning This Summer

Crystal Sands | Posted 06.27.2016 | Parents
Crystal Sands

This is an image of my six year old's "decorated" alphabet. He gets to write his letters like this because we work on letters at home. I'm a forme...

4 Amazing Things Running My Own Homeschool Taught Me About Business

Justina Ford | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Justina Ford

If you know anything about homeschooling, you know there are so many different ways to actually "school" a child. We may be lumped into a category o...

3 Things Your Homeschooling Friend Isn't Telling You

Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley

When people find out we are homeschooling, they say certain things. Well-intentioned comments like: "Wow, I could never do that!" "What do you do al...

So Your Child Wants to Be an Artist...

Amber Kane | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Amber Kane

‎"Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It's a gift to the world and every being in it. Don't cheat us...

Teaching Your Child About Jesus With the Help of a Nun

Lis Luwia | Posted 06.01.2016 | Parents
Lis Luwia

What do you imagine the life of a nun looks like? As a child, you might have imagined the lifestyle of a cloistered nun to be similar to Julie Andrews' whimsical life in the abbey in the Sound of Music. Basically, your definition of a cloistered nun would include a lot of praying, singing, and helping each other out.

State Senator: Ignore Obama Guidelines on Transgender Student Discrimination

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Colorado State Sen. Laura Woods wrote on Facebook Sunday that the state should ignore President Obama's mandate that public schools allow students to ...

Why This Homeschool Mom Sent Her Kids to School

Charity Craig | Posted 05.20.2016 | Education
Charity Craig

When I became a mommy, all I wanted was to protect my babies from all things evil. I would give them every opportunity for the best education possible.

Don't Say These 10 Things to Homeschool Moms

Kellie Daab | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents
Kellie Daab

"What makes you qualified to be a teacher?" Not only is this offensive but it's also incredibly ill-informed. Many homeschool moms are college educated, intelligent and intuitive women.

5 Things You Should Never Say to an Unexpected Homeschooler

Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley

If you had told me, two years ago, that I would be homeschooling my children, I would have burst out laughing. Homeschooling was never on my radar and...

Homeschooling: What To Consider

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 04.18.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Homeschooling is a personal choice, and I don't think it is either "good" or "bad." However, I do think there are some caveats to remember if you're going to embark upon homeschooling your child.

How We Stopped the World and Got Off for 10 Years, and Why It Changed Our Lives

Janis Couvreux | Posted 04.14.2016 | Travel
Janis Couvreux

Our adventures taught us how to "go with the flow," to be flexible, to make do with what we were dealt and attempt to turn it to our advantage.

5 Creative Ways to Eat Pie on Pi Day

Rachel Hollis | Posted 03.14.2016 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

Happy International Pi Day to all the math-lovers out there celebrating! And Happy Pie Day to the rest of us who are just using it as an excuse to eat all kinds of pie.

Confessions Of A Former Homeschooling Mom

Laura Hanby Hudgens | Posted 02.18.2016 | Parents
Laura Hanby Hudgens

I never ever planned to homeschool. When I got pregnant with my first child, my plan was to quit my job as a high school teacher and stay home with my children until the youngest started kindergarten.

It Really Is Okay to Leave School

GenDIY | Posted 02.18.2016 | Education
GenDIY

Tyler Nakatsu There is a growing reality that young people don't need school. Students don't need "school" that isn't learner-led, that forces ...

10 Reasons I Homeschool My Children

Lisa Burns | Posted 02.08.2016 | Parents
Lisa Burns

I am an accidental homeschooler. I didn't plan on educating my children at home. I didn't plan on joining the ranks of parents who are sometimes viewed as insular and anti-social. Like many others, I thought that all homeschoolers purposely sheltered their kids from the real world. Seven years after my kids have dragged me into this lifestyle, I can wholeheartedly declare that I am more connected to the world than ever before.

5 Reasons Why We Choose to Homeschool

Jennifer Bly | Posted 01.21.2016 | Education
Jennifer Bly

My daughter's allergies started us on our homeschool journey, but now that we're in it, even if my daughter outgrew her allergy, we would still choose home education.

Love's Final Form

KidSpirit | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion
KidSpirit

I waxed and waned until I found power within my own happiness. I didn't have to rely on the happiness of others anymore. I deepened my relationship to truth and light, not necessarily in my religion. It was a flowing and deep river of self-trust and self-learning.

What No One Told Me About Being a Stay-at-Home Mom

Shawna Wingert | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents
Shawna Wingert

I am beginning to learn that being home with these children means embracing the chaos and the crazy. It means planning for the plan to always flex and change.

A Parent's GPS Guide to Confident Homeschooling

Pat Fenner | Posted 10.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pat Fenner

With homeschooling on the rise, more and more parents are assuming a direct responsibility for their children's education. No matter how committed we are or in it for the long haul, however, there are times when all homeschooling parents experience a crises of confidence.

The Reason I Chose to Homeschool My Kids Has Nothing to Do With Teachers

Melissa Roy | Posted 09.14.2015 | Education
Melissa Roy

When I go on about why we choose to homeschool, I just want my teacher friends and readers to know: this is not about you. I know the hard work you put in to your job and the amazing people you are.

Don't Let the School Choose You: Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

Carol J. Carter | Posted 10.09.2015 | Education
Carol J. Carter

The use of technology has expanded the scope and effectiveness of homeschooling by leaps and bounds. Parents and students can now create their own, fully customizable lesson plans with just a few clicks.