Can I Really Have It All?!

Today’s homeschooling moms have options galore!

But how do you know what options to choose? -whether it’s working from home, participating in a co-op, enrolling your children in a hybrid, etc. Examine today’s options and the questions homeschooling moms need to consider in making these decisions with Rebecca Keliher.  Rebecca and her husband Scot are the owners of Home Educating Family Magazine and homeschool their five children in Nashville, TN.

Rebecca and other homeschool veterans will be teaching workshops at the Alabama Homeschool Expo in April!  More information is available on the expo and speakers at http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/.

Workshops http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/homeschool-expo/workshops/

What Is A Unit Study?

A unit study combines several subjects to cover a single topic.   A study of the solar system could include science, art, language and math.  Benefits of a unit study are:

  • Covers several subjects
  • Capable of include different aged children
  • Prepackaged curriculum available
  • Offers flexibility for maximizing each students strong points

There are several books available on how to conduct a unit study.  If you purchase one, don’t feel obligated to do everything the author suggest.   Beautiful Feet publishers have very nice unit studies using the Hollings S. Hollings books to cover geography.  They also have one on the history of horses.

Beginning homeschooling classes available at the Alabama Homeschool Expo, titled  Homeschooling For Excellence.

http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/ , http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/homeschooling-101/

Take Responsibility For Your Homeschooling

“If I showed up late this often to any other job, I would have been fired a long time ago.” Those words of a friend have stuck with me for years.  Am I late for the doctor or dentist?  Probably not, the consequences are often unpleasant.

The consequences of chronically starting your school day late are also unpleasant.

  • You become impatient trying to play catch up or from the guilt of skipping planned activities.
  • It is hard to get children motivated if they had too long of a down time before starting  morning work.
  • Your children are watching and learning from everything you do, show them the importance of a good start.

I could go on, but you get the idea.  In honor of my friend’s husband who is in the army: Homeschooling, the toughest job you’ll ever love.

Alabama Homeschool Expo

Homeschooling for Excellence,http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/homeschooling-101/

Worldview Teen Track,  http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/worldview-teen-track/

Raising Dangerous Sons

Calling fathers and sons! Todd Wilson of Family Man Ministries wants your sons to trust dangerously, work dangerously, and love dangerously. However, that doesn’t come naturally.  Everyone around them – from the talking heads in the media to pastors in the pulpit – keep repeating, “Play it safe.” Join Todd as he encourages you and your sons to GET DANGEROUS.

Todd’s humor and gut-honest realness have made him a favorite speaker at homeschool conventions across the country and a guest on Focus on the Family.  He will be sharing his wisdom at the Alabama Homeschool Expo.

http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/

Worldview Teen Track , http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/worldview-teen-track/

At Your Wits End?!

Do you need help calming your explosive household? Tired of yelling at, negotiating with and bribing your child?  Do you want your child to take responsibility for his homework, morning routine and chores?

Kirk Martin and his family have conducted innovative camps with over 1,500 intense children right in their own home.  Now they are bringing there program Celebrate Calm to the Alabama Homeschool Expo.

For more information on Celebrate Calm and other homeschool workshops visit the Alabama Homeschool Expo in April.

http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/

Worldview Teen Track , http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/worldview-teen-track/

Classical Education

Parents are their children’s primary teachers not because parents know everything but because each child is uniquely and wonderfully made, and because the people who know and love a child best are the ones most motivated to help that child succeed.

Suzette Amos brings Classical Conversations to the Alabama Homeschool Expo, join her as she equips parents to educate their children with the classical tools of learning and a biblical worldview so that they might impact the world for God’s glory.

The Alabama Homeschool Expo offers many workshops by experienced homeschoolers with many different backgrounds.  While there, you will also want attend the large exhibitor hall.

http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/

Overcoming Learning Difficulties

Children love being successful, so when they aren’t, how can you help?  Come and listen to the personal homeschooling experiences of Debbie Strayer (mother and lifelong educator) and daughter when faced with obstacles to learning.

This workshop tells how to overcome obstacles that may limit your ability to teach, and your children’s ability to understand. Shared with humor and honesty Debbie and her daughter Ashley will provide tips, and insight from the student’s perspective that can help your children achieve their greatest learning success.

Meet Debbie and her daughter at the Alabama Homeschool Expo where you can attend many valuable workshops and visit the large exhibitor hall.

Alabama Homeschool Expo Worshops , http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/homeschool-expo/workshops/