Finishing Strong - Homeschooling Middle & High School #56

Finishing Strong - Homeschooling Middle & High School #56

We're back!! We hope you've had a wonderful summer. It was nice having a break, but we did miss connecting with you. Now that we're back, it's time to get Finishing Strong up and running bigger and better than before. As you may have noticed, we've made some changes during our time[Read More]

Gold Rush and Wild West: American History Reading List for Teens

Gold Rush and Wild West: American History Reading List for Teens

During the 19th century Americans were heading west. This was a time of great growth and change for the country.  Americans were embarking on new adventures to explore the lands beyond the[Read More]

Tools that will Get your Teen Excited about Cooking

Tools that will Get your Teen Excited about Cooking

Are you thinking about teaching your kids how to cook this year, but don't know where to start? How about making it fun? We've got some awesome things for you. To[Read More]

10 Simple Breakfast Recipes Teens Will Want to Make

10 Simple Breakfast Recipes Teens Will Want to Make

Cooking is an important life skill we have been teaching our teens. Most teen love to eat, however some are interested in learning to cook while others claim they have no interest[Read More]

9 Fun & Affordable School Supplies your Teen will Love

9 Fun & Affordable School Supplies your Teen will Love

Over the years, I've realized that as homeschoolers, we don't need to purchase a bunch of new school supplies each year, but it's always fun to start the year with[Read More]

8 Interesting Field Trips for Middle & High School

8 Interesting Field Trips for Middle & High School

As we like to remind homeschool families -- just because your kids get older it doesn't mean their hands-on, experiential learning has to stop! Schedules do get busier when kids move[Read More]

7 Items Every Homeschool Mom Should Have in her Toolbox

7 Items Every Homeschool Mom Should Have in her Toolbox

One of the great things about homeschooling is that every homeschool family is unique.  Homeschooling families have the flexibility to make personal decisions to select curriculum, resources, scheduling options, and[Read More]

6 School Themed Crafts Homeschoolers Will Want to Make

6 School Themed Crafts Homeschoolers Will Want to Make

For many of us, back to school means new school supplies. However, that doesn't mean you have to purchase everything. In fact, most of the crafts pictured were created with supplies we[Read More]

5 Popular Business Books that will Challenge your Teen

5 Popular Business Books that will Challenge your Teen

All great leaders have one thing in common - they're readers. Their education didn't stop once they received a diploma, in fact, often, that's when the real education began. Are you[Read More]

4 Secrets Moms who Homeschool Middle School Know

4 Secrets Moms who Homeschool Middle School Know

A couple of years ago, I started worrying about middle school. It was coming fast and I wasn’t ready. I was sure that I was going to have to change[Read More]

American History by Dave Raymond Review - Compass Classroom

American History by Dave Raymond Review - Compass Classroom

As I've mentioned before, my oldest daughter loves history, but my youngest does not. I have always struggled to find the right balance between the two of them when it[Read More]

3 Games to Make Review Time Exciting (not Boring)

3 Games to Make Review Time Exciting (not Boring)

When it comes to memorization and review time, I do whatever I can to avoid flashcards. There's nothing inherently wrong with them, they just don't work well for my children. They[Read More]

2 Creative Back to Home School Photo Ideas for Older Kids

2 Creative Back to Home School Photo Ideas for Older Kids

It's back to home school time!  Remember all of those cute first day of school photos we took when the kid were young? Even as a homeschool family we always designated[Read More]

A Back to Home School Goals Page for Teens [FREE Printable]

A Back to Home School Goals Page for Teens [FREE Printable]

Ready or not...it is back to home school time! If your home school is anything like ours your days are most likely filled with selecting curriculum, scheduling co-ops, and planning field[Read More]

Simple Back to Homeschool Ideas Moms and Teens will Love

Simple Back to Homeschool Ideas Moms and Teens will Love

It's August, which means it's time to think about heading back to (home)school. Although homeschoolers don't walk down store aisles checking off mandatory school supply lists, we still prepare for a[Read More]

12 Must Follow Facebook Pages for Homeschooling High School

12 Must Follow Facebook Pages for Homeschooling High School

Just when you think you have this homeschooling adventure figured out -- BOOM! your kids grow into teenagers and you have to prepare for homeschooling high school! We have homeschooled since our[Read More]