Learning Homeschooling 101

I must confess that if you would have asked me last week at this time how homeschooling was I probably would have cried. This week is much better.


Monday’s blogging time, however, was taken over by homeschooling, family, life, and watching Andrew Pudewa into the midnight hour on stylistic techniques, narrative writing, and how to present it to the student.  (Needless to say I went to bed,”full” from all the information that I was learning and remembering.)

Getting into the swing of homeschooling isn’t anything like “swinging” into summer.  Everything is very different. (It’s more like being on a speeding train; there is no getting off.  Just hold on and trust the Conductor.)

I ask that you bear with me and be patient as my blogs might not be as regular until this “train” slows down to a normal pace…but don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about you, I think about you often and pray you are having a blessed day.

Do you home-school or know of anyone who does?  How long have you been doing so?  

Do you have any wisdom to share for first timers?


  1. beachmomma(Chrissy) on September 19, 2013 at 3:41 am

    We have been homeschooling for 9 years. We have had our share of ups and downs. You will have days where you want to drive to the school. There will be times when you think that there is no way you can do this. I promise you, you can! First find a support group in your area, go to their functions, ask many questions. Even though there are a ton of homeschooling how-to books out there, it is not a one size fit all lifestyle. You will have to find what works best for your family. Are you night owls? Maybe working at night would be better? What is the learning style of your kids? Maybe you need to look that way. Don’t try and fit everything into one day..it might not happen. My 3 children all have different learning styles, preferences, and challenges. The key is to find what works for them and you. My oldest is very much an independent learner. He prefers to get his assignments at the beginning of the week. He will then plan his week out. I am there to offer support and guidance, but he prefers to work on it in spurts. My 8th grader, who is dyslexic, tends to work on only 2-3 subjects a day. This works best for him. It gives him the ability to really get into the subject. The only thing that I insist that he do daily is math. We actually do Biology when I get home from work at night. We work for 90 minutes in the peace and quiet. This works perfect! It is his hardest subject and at 10pm he gets my undivided attention. No tv, no siblings, no dog. This would drive my oldest crazy..he must have music playing. My youngest, 6th grade, still does a lot of hands activities. Today for example, she made a corn hole game with her father. They found plans, went to Lowes, bought the wood and built it together. Both of my younger children have online textbooks for math & language arts. We work on the together. We will be doing art & service projects as a group. If I can help you in any way, please let me know.

    • vickilmoag on September 21, 2013 at 1:45 am

      Thank you ladies for your encouragement and your blessings.

  2. Rebecca on September 19, 2013 at 4:10 am

    This is only my second year of homeschooling but I have learned that I need to be flexible and when planning your days and lessons, pencil things in rather than ink, pencil is erasable. This year is off to a less stressful start. ~Blessings~

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Author Vicki L. Moag grew up in the mountains of Pennsylvania with a love for music and the outdoors. Now, whether singing in a choir, the congregation, or teaching children, she finds a way to share her love of music with others. She currently resides with her family in South Carolina, where they enjoy countless adventures together.


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