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

Texas Homeschooling: Field Trips in Texas

We’ve discussed the technical side of Homeschooling in Texas, so now let’s have a little fun. Let’s talk about some of the best field trips in Texas. I had planned to write about studying Texas History today but our internet has been down and that’s a longer post. 😉 So we’ll mix things up and I’ll come back to Texas History tomorrow. We love a good field trip! It’s so much more fun to get out in the world and experience it rather than just read about it –and Texas is ripe with opportunities. It would be an impossible undertaking

Homeschooling in Texas: High School, Diplomas, and Transcripts–OH MY!

  Welcome back! Today, let’s take a look at homeschooling high school, diplomas, and transcripts-shall we? After many homeschoolers get over their initial trepidation about homeschooling, they seem to find a good groove for a while until they start thinking about high school. When a homeschool mom realizes that high school is around the corner, a lot of those old fears and worries can come flooding back. I WAS THERE! I KNOW! Don’t worry–I’m here to tell you that a lot of those fears are unfounded, and it’s not as hard as you think it will be. It’s definitely something to

Homeschooling In Texas, Laws and Requirements

Howdy! I’m so excited. =) It’s been a really, really long time since I’ve participated in a 5-Day Hopscotch Series. (The Hopscotch, if you remember, is when all the participating bloggers write about one their own topic for five days.) I feel like I can safely add this to my plate right now, so I thought I would continue the Texas theme from my Back to School Gift Basket and talk about “Homeschooling in Texas” for the next five days. Homeschooling in Texas is really quite simple! If you’ve been homeschooling here for a while, you’re probably thinking, “What’s there to tell?”

Giveaway! My Favorite Back to School Things, with a Texas Twist *Closed*

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm, woolen mittens. . . “ It’s here! It’s one of my FAVORITE THINGS to do. It’s time for the annual Back to School Gift Basket Giveaway. *Snoopy Dance* And Y’ALL. This year, I’m giving away a basket of some of my favorite things–with a Texas twist because I do love me some Texas-y things. (You know what they say about Texans and their state pride. . . ) “Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things! “ (Are you singing yet?)

Drowning In Stuff

I feel like I’m drowning in stuff. Anybody else feel like that? And it’s not all bad stuff, and it’s certainly not all stuff that we’ve purchased. A lot of it is stuff that we’ve been given. We’ve been very blessed over the years to receive lots of hand-me-down clothes and shoes from friends. A lot of times those also come with other items like purses, decorations, books, etc. But I also do shop at thrift stores and Good Will. I add to the problem some. And of course – kids grow. They outgrow clothes. Y’ALL. We have bags and