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

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

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. ūüėČ 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