How to: Graduate Your Homeschool Child (in Texas), Part 1

We now have a high school graduate! As I mentioned in my last post, we graduated our oldest¬† in December, and it was quite the adventure! We had asked around and researched the benefits/drawbacks of graduating in December vs. May, and whether or not you should consider doing that is topic for another post. ūüėČ In the end, we figured out all the details and we finished that race on December 16th with a wonderful graduation celebration full of friends and family. So now that the air has cleared, post-graduation and post-holidays, let’s talk about that shall we? How do

Final Preparations for Homeschool Graduation

Nobody tells you how many brain cells you’ll be losing at homeschool graduation time. For the past month we’ve been working toward this final goal and here we are in the very last leg of this marathon. We are so close…. to losing our marbles. ūüėČ WHY? WELL LET ME TELL YOU… We’re Graduating Mid-Year Back in May when my husband asked if we could graduate Catie early, I told him that we couldn’t graduate her then, but she could graduate a semester early, in December. ¬†The question was, “SHOULD she?” What are the pros and cons of graduating mid-year??

One Eclipse, One Hurricane, One Dead Monitor, and ONE MONTH Later…

  The last month has been a whirlwind!! A crazy, mother-nature filled, life event packed, whirlwind. It’s hard to believe that only a month ago, we road-tripped 12 hours away to Nashville. ¬†. ¬†. ¬†and took a day and a half to get there. (It seems SO LONG AGO already.) After being stuck on 5 miles of interstate in Texarkana for four hours, (because of a major accident in a major construction zone,) we had to stop for the night just short of Memphis and continue our journey to Nashville the following day. In Nashville, I got to meet an

Back to School HOMESCHOOL Supply Shopping List

Because we’re preparing for a trip to watch the total eclipse, I’ve been out and about at the store a lot lately and I keep seeing this same phenomenon at every store I visit. Have you seen them? They’re everywhere. They look like moms but they have this glazed look in their eyes, a paper in their hand, and a cart¬†full of school supplies. You’ve seen them, too?? I don’t envy them. And I do. All at the same time. I’m so glad that we don’t have to follow a list of requirements, that we can set our own list

Online Resources and Help for Homeschooling in Texas

Online Resources and Help for Homeschooling “And now,.. the end is near..” ¬†(I feel like “My Way” is kind of appropriate, don’t you feel?)¬† The final bit of information I have to share for this series, is a list of resources and help for homeschooling¬†that you may find useful¬†as you navigate homeschooling–especially in the area of high school and graduation. A lot of this is generic information that will help any homeschooler, which has been gathered with the freedoms of Texas homeschooling in mind. The first couple of sections are specifically high school related, with¬†some grade-generic resources in the list

Homeschooling in Texas: Teaching Texas History

If you’re homeschooling in Texas,¬†there’s a good chance you’re going to be teaching Texas History!¬† I frequently see homeschool moms¬†looking for a good curriculum. There are quite a few out there, but many of them are designed to be taught in a classroom or co-op group. I’ve already compiled a ginormous¬†teaching Texas History¬†resource for you. But it really is ginormous, there’s a lot to dig through, and there are a ton of options. I list a handful of¬†curriculum choices, and I also provide links to resources to help you supplement or create your own. Today, though, I want to tell