Every journey requires times of rest to regroup and restore physically and mentally. As homeschoolers, we know this all to well: It’s easy to burn […]
Considering Homeschooling? Trust Your Calling
Recently a good friend of mine surprised me by asking if we could get together to talk about homeschooling. I wasn’t surprised that she might […]
When the War of Words Wears You Down
You may have noticed a little lull in new posts on NextGen Homeschool this past week. I’ll be honest: We’re a bit worn out. Not […]
Top Homeschooling Posts of 2013: Homeschool Encouragement
Welcome to NextGen Homeschool’s Top Homeschooling Posts of 2013 Series! This week we’ll be sharing the top homeschooling topics — and most viewed posts — […]
30 Days of Thanks: A Letter to My Mom
Join us in 30 Days of Thanks! We will be posting all month at NextGen Homeschool about some of the things we are personally thankful […]
When Should I Consider Changing Curriculum?
I recently had a conversation with a homeschooling mom who was new to our state and already feeling unhappy with the public online schooling program […]
Harried Homeschool Mom? When to Get Help
I am a strong believer in the idea that life happens in seasons. And I freely admit that this past season has been a hectic, […]
All Good Parents “Homeschool”
I truly believe that all good parents are equipped to teach their children at home — because they are already doing so. From the moment […]
An Open Letter to the Doubting Mama
Unlike most homeschooling mamas today, I had opinions — and concerns — about homeschooling years before I became a mother. I was homeschooled in high […]
Receive 31 Days of Encouragement for Homeschool Moms FREE!
Are you a homeschool mom in need of a little encouragement on your journey? Or do you know someone who is? Then “31 Days of […]
How to Homeschool When Spouse Travels
This week NextGen Homeschool is linking up with Teach Them Diligently’s bloggers on the topic: “How to Homeschool When… Life Throws a Curveball.“ My husband […]
Five Places to Find Homeschool Encouragement
This week we are participating in Teach Them Diligently’s homeschool blog link-up, “How to Stay Encouraged While Homeschooling.” Finding support and encouragement for your homeschooling […]
Why God Wants Us to Be Morning People
I am not a morning person: Waking up early has never come naturally to me. But I’m convinced that God must be a morning “person” […]
Join us to Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims
The devastation in the United State’s Midwest region breaks our hearts. Oklahoma in particular is near and dear to us here at NextGen Homeschool because […]
Why I Didn’t Homeschool From the Start
Yes, I am a homeschooled mama — I was homeschooled before most people knew homeschooling was a “thing” you could do. In the late 1980s, my […]
Spring “break” or homeschool burnout?
Once again, it is spring break! Every year at about this time, I find myself needing the break. But I also get worried that taking […]
Tuesday’s Tip: Survival skills for solo parent days
In last week’s Friday Flashback post, I shared some of the ways that I juggle homeschooling, working from home, and solo parenting when my husband […]
Friday Flashback: My solo parent juggling act
In my life this week… It was time for another round of the “solo parent juggling act” — when hubby’s out of town for work […]
How we manage working while homeschooling
Recently the writers at NextGen Homeschool addressed the question “Can you work and homeschool?” in an “Ask a NextGen Homeschooler” post. If you’re a regular reader […]
When in doubt, seek support!
One of the most common feelings expressed to me by other homeschooling moms is self-doubt. Am I doing enough? Am I doing it right? Am […]
Learning goes on when life interrupts schooling
I used to feel guilty when life got in the way of our school lessons. When I homeschooled the girls, we would sometimes have days […]
Friday Flashback: A week of highs and lows
This week was an exhausting rollercoaster ride for my family, complete with exhilarating highs, unexpected turns, and stomach-dropping lows. I debated whether I was still […]
Ask a NextGen Homeschooler: Can you work while homeschooling?
Welcome to “Ask a NextGen Homeschooler…” It’s your turn to ask the authors of NextGen Homeschool — four formerly homeschooled moms who are now homeschooling […]
Lessons from the meeting my schedule forgot
Gotcher Family Homeschool — Day 13 — September 18, 2012 We’ve been “back to school” for several weeks now — we did schoolwork three days […]
Because there will be days that challenge us…
I have been homeschooling since the fall of 2004, so this is the beginning of my 8th year. I was also homeschooled as a jr. […]
Ask a NextGen Homeschooler: How do you cope with burnout?
Welcome to “Ask a NextGen Homeschooler…” It’s your turn to ask the writers at NextGen Homeschool — four formerly homeschooled moms who are now homeschooling […]
Ask a NextGen Homeschooler: Why Homeschool?
Welcome to “Ask a NextGen Homeschooler…” It’s your turn to ask the writers at NextGen Homeschool — four formerly homeschooled moms who are now homeschooling our […]
Friday Flashback: A Slow Start to a New Year
This week I’m participating with a homeschool blog link-up called “The Homeschool Mother’s Journal” hosted by The Homeschool Chick. I love that this week The […]
Christmas & My Tango With Traditions
I love the idea of traditions just as much as the next person, and the warm and fuzzy feelings that word evokes in my heart. […]
Friday Flashback: Thanking God For Another Day!
By Renée Gotcher This week I’m participating with a homeschool blog link-up called “The Homeschool Mother’s Journal” hosted by The Homeschool Chick. It’s been a […]