The Armor of God for Homeschool Moms and Dads

The 2017-2018 school season is here! Most of us have already stacked up on school supplies and books, and some have even purchased fall gear. We’ve done our best to make sure our children are geared up for the school year. And we’ve done it selflessly – focusing on our children’s needs and forgetting about ourselves. But, home educators, we need gear too! We need to gear up in God’s armor (Ephesians 6: 11-18). Putting on the whole armor of God is the only way we’ll be able to stand. So, let’s take a closer look at each piece of armor and how it can get us through this school year successfully. read more

An Open Letter to a Homeschool Mom

Dear Homeschool Mom,

Before you look back to assess the past school year, listen to these three words: You’ve Done Well.

I know it’s hard to accept these words when you’re so hard on yourself. And I don’t blame you. It’s hard not to be hard on yourself when your children’s education is sitting in the palm of your hand. Oftentimes, you beat yourself up about what you could’ve done better. At other times, you wonder if you even have what it takes to continue this job. read more

Career Exploration With Design Scientist Matthew Nelson

TEAM Homeschoolstrong kicked off its first career exploration project in February. Our students researched a career in design science and had the unique privilege of having their questions answered by Design Scientist Matthew Nelson.

Meet Matthew Nelson

Matthew Nelson is the 2016-2017 National Chairperson of the National Society of Black Engineers. In this position, he leads the efforts to increase the number of undergraduate engineering degrees earned by read more

5 Must-haves for a Stress-free Homeschool

March 2017 Devotion

Paper and pencils are must-haves for homeschool. But if you want a stress-free homeschool, it’s going to take a lot more than just pulling school supplies out of a desk drawer. In fact, what you’ll have to pull out can’t even be found in a drawer. It’s something you’ll have to pull out of your spirit: mercy, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. read more

Shaping Homeschool Students Into High Performers

Devotion for February 2017

Have you ever heard of the Rosenthal-Jacobson study? It was an experiment conducted in the 1960s in which teachers at a California elementary school were given the names of students who were “intellectual bloomers” or above-average learners. But in reality, those students were chosen at random. Nevertheless, when all students at the elementary school were tested at the end of the school year, the “intellectual bloomers” (or experimental group) scored significantly higher.

Why? read more

Interview with Latonya Moore

Ages of Children: 9 and 12

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?

We made the decision to homeschool when our oldest daughter was four years old.  I had just finished my Elementary Education degree and was co-teaching a summer school class for ingoing kindergarteners.  I remember listening to a speaker at one of the workshops, and she sounded very pessimistic when it came to educating the children.  The thought entered my mind that I could give my daughters read more

Interview with Tanisha Armstrong

Age: 44
Ages of Children: 3 homeschoolers (ages 8, 10 and 14) and 2 adults
Location: Salisbury, Maryland

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?

Public school was not giving them the freedom to do what they love, class sizes were too large, what they were learning wasn’t read more

One Goal Every Homeschooler Should Have for 2017

Devotion for January 2017

The old Chinese proverb is true: Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. This proverb can be applied to homeschooling. Well, in a way it can. read more

5 Takeaways for Homeschoolers from the Story of Jesus’ Birth

The story of Jesus’ birth is hands down the best story ever told. This miraculous story fills us with life and hope, and many people can’t hear it without taking something away with them. There’s something for everyone. Even homeschoolers! Here are 5 takeaways for homeschool parents: read more

Interview with Judah World Academy of Excellence – Tamara Williams

Age: 42
Ages/Grades of Children: 22,
20 (Duke University Jr.), 18, 16, 14, 6 & 6 (twins), 4 & 3 yrs.
(Grades: College – Pre-k)
Location: Texas
Motto: Faith and Family—Failure is not an option.

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?

Homeschooling has always been my calling since God blessed me with children. I have always believed in educating our own, from the ground up. I believe there are some things read more

Interview with Team KEMP – Kevin & Ta’Neisha Kemp

taneisha-kempAges: 34 & 34
Ages/Grades of Children: 8/3rd, 2/Preschool, 18 months
Location: Texas

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?

Homeschooling was placed on my heart in 2012 while researching the public education system and trying to choose the school where our oldest would attend kindergarten.  I mentioned it to my husband and he gave the go ahead to read more

Keep Your Mind Stayed on Him

november-devotion

Some researchers estimate that the average person has about 70,000 thoughts per day. That’s a whole lot of thoughts! But I wonder: How much would that number increase if the minds of homeschooling parents were the subject of study. Teaching math alone can put some of our minds into overdrive. read more