The Real Reasons Why I Homeschool

The reason I began to homeschool is not a single reason. I was disheartened at the level of education my eldest son was receiving in the public school. In addition, we were staunch fighters against the so-called “family education,” which was nothing more than a cover and masthead for sex education. And, in our local parish, our son’s CCD education was quite the joke…

4 Ways to Turn Spring Fever into Exciting Homeschooling
Opportunities!

Without fail, it happens every year at just about this time. The Christmas holidays are a memory, winter seems to be lasting forever, and school has been in session since before you can remember. At least, that’s how it feels when March rolls around and all we want is to be sipping iced tea with a novel in the backyard while the kids play in the sprinklers…

Homeschool Success through a Flexible Schedule

As most parents start their second month of homeschooling in October, they may be wondering whether to stay on the Seton lesson plan schedule or adjust the schedule to better suit the needs of their children…

4 Preparations to Start the Homeschool Year

Whether you are just starting to homeschool for the very first time, or are an old hand at it, a new year gives a chance for a fresh start. Although every family is different, and each family must find its own unique way of homeschooling, there are certain preparations which will help almost every family to be more successful…

“I Am Not Going to Homeschool!”

When my husband originally suggested that we homeschool, I declared that the Blessed Mother herself would have to sit down across the table and say, “Susan, you are going to homeschool,” before I would try it. We are now finishing up our seventh year of homeschooling with Seton, and even though I haven’t seen the Blessed Mother sitting at the dinner table, I do believe she is with us and watching over us. After seven years, not only am I convinced that I am “that” kind of mom, but I am convinced that our family is better because of it!…

Homeschool Conferences – July 2012

OH, Dayton July 13-14, 2012 (Fri.-Sat.) 2nd Annual IHM Dayton Catholic Homeschool & Parent Conference
St. Peter Catholic Church Family Life Center
6161 Chambersburg Rd, Huber Heights, OH 45424
Fri.: 2 PM – 8 PM, Sat.: 9 AM – 4 PM
Info: www.ihmconference.org/dayton, info@ihmconference.org or call 540-636-1946

Homeschool Conferences – June 2012

KS, Kansas City June 15-16, 2012 (Fri.-Sat.) Kansas City Conference for Catholic Homeschoolers 2012
St. James Academy
24505 Prairie Star Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66227
Fri.: 3:00 PM — 9:30 PM, Sat.: 7:30 AM — 4:30 PM
Info: Maribeth at 816-454-3729 www.kccatholichomeschooler.org

We Homeschool for Life!

One afternoon, while I was sitting outside watching my last brain cell fly away hand in hand with my last nerve cell, my neighbor came by. She sat beside me and asked me the most-asked question of the century. She asked me why I don’t send my kids to school. Well, with no brain cells left, it was a hard thing to deal with. So I began to tell her my recorded speech. “We like the time we have together…they learn better…we have a wonderful support group.” Satisfied, my neighbor then asked the second most common question: “Why do you have so many children?” Sadly, the second question, posed by many well-meaning Catholics, asked me why I do everything that I do…what a deep question for a mother of four little ones with another on the way.

2012 Conferences

Santa Clara, CA. April 13-14, (Fri.-Sat.). Northern California Catholic Homeschooling Conference, Our Lady of Peace Shrine, 2800 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA. Fri.: 2 PM — 9 PM; Sat.: After 8 AM Mass — 5 PM. Info: 408-980-9825 or 1-800-980-1531.