Why Homeschool?

Families have been homeschooling since the dawn of time. The reasons we do so now are varied yet we are all under the same umbrella of home educating our children. Over the years the trends change and homeschool group notice an influx at certain times of the year or...

Socializing the Homeschooler

Homeschooling in New York City may seem like a rarity but it has become quite the movement. Even I, a native New Yorker, originally thought of homeschooling as something done in more rural areas. Instead, many New York families have chosen to pull their children from...

School and Sleeping In

Dark, damp and chilly mornings remind me of nudging my daughter awake, telling her not to dawdle but to get ready for school. On those mornings, she’d stumble, bleary-eyed out of bed, hair a knotted mess, shoulders slumped, breathing still slow as if she could fall...

When Socialization isn’t the Issue

By Kolleen Shallcross It inevitably happens at some gathering where friends and relatives are part of one big family; the issue of home education arises. Generally the subject of regulations and government homeschool oversight comes up after they know my son for some...

Abnormality, Thy Name is Homeschool

by Steve Kellmeyer For most Americans, homeschooling seems rather odd. Why bother with it? We have had public and private schools with us all of our lives, as have our parents before us and their parents before them from time immemorial. Why not stick with what works?...

We’ve Always Done it that Way

Does the statement, “We’ve always done it that way” ring any bells? The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that’s the way they...

Philippine Dance and Trumpet Vines

By Devorah Weinman Parenting four kids aged 10 to 17 is exactly what you’d imagine – lots of laundry, dishes and driving. I’ve actually got a little more than that because all four are home educated. So the bad news is that I spend evenings and weekends...