It's easy to become overwhelmed and paralyzed by indecision, as the list of education possibilities grows, thanks to the Coronavirus. Full-time, face to face learning? Completely virtual learning? A hybrid of both? None of the above?  It's difficult to discern...
There are a lot of people talking all of a sudden about the possibility of homeschooling their children in the fall. For some, this is a response to the fact that so much is unknown about the fall and...
It's official - schools in South Carolina are closed until the end of the month, and it's happening all over the country, as states make plans to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by practicing "social distancing." We have been homeschooling...
Our family began homeschooling six years ago, and although a lot of energy went into making plans and considering curriculum, my first concern was how to do it legally. I had taught in the public school system for more...
We have been homeschooling for six years, since my daughter was in kindergarten, but in many ways I feel like we are doing it for the first time this year. That is because ever since our first year, we...
Now that summer is ending and kids are heading back in school, daycare, dance, and sports practice - parents have all sorts of things brought home - permission slips, reading logs, dirty clothes, and GERMS. Germs are everywhere and...
Homeschooling is a family lifestyle for those who make the choice to educate at home, and the end of the school year is exciting for everyone in the family! Making the occasion memorable and fun can take a little...
We are in our sixth year of homeschooling now, and it has been a grand adventure of getting to know my children better, figuring out what works for our family, and of seeing what I am learning - usually...
2018 was another great year for the Columbia SC Moms Blog! We are so thankful to all you, our readers, who were right there with us as we shared stories about our families, highlighted all the fun things to...
When our family began making plans to homeschool over five years ago, my first concern was how to do it legally. I had taught in the public school system for more than a decade and had no desire to...
As you may know if you follow my writing on this blog, I am in my fifth year as a homeschool mom. I have some friends whose children attend Ben Lippen or another private school in our area. I...
In June, I wrote about Reading With Your 3 and Under Child. The funny thing about kids is, they tend to grow! As they grow, they start to do really fun things with books and reading ... like have...
So you did it! You decided to homeschool! You either didn't register your children, or you went to the school and withdrew them, and you answered the questions from well-meaning relatives and friends about why and how and now...
I am a big science geek. And as a homeschooling parent, I have been given a huge gift that happens to coincide with my children's first day of school. The 2017 total solar eclipse will be the first visible...
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