God Was Homeschooling ME

Everyone does chemistry in high school, right? As we thought about it, prayed about it, and considered the future, we decided that we were not called to do chemistry. There were other science courses that were just as challenging but more appropriate for my children’s interests and abilities that also kept our scholarship plans on […]

Following the Career Path Road, Oh My!

I don’t think I have met a homeschool family who takes the education of their children lightly.  I was no different.  As a new homeschool parent I read countless books on homeschooling.  I sought advice from other homeschooling parents, joined support groups, and scanned the Internet for information.  I researched curriculum, found activities, and filled […]

Through the Eyes of a High Schooler

When I was in grade school, homeschooling seemed “normal” enough. Sure I didn’t go to school, but all my peers thought it was cool. They loved the idea of homeschooling and a lot of my friends who went to school actually would ask their parents to homeschool them as well. Then along came the high […]

Why in the World Would You Homeschool High Schoolers?

Sonlight didn’t offer high school programs at the time I raised my four children. My goal at the time was to homeschool through junior high. After seeing the success of homeschooled high schoolers like the Sonlight scholarship winners, I heartily and confidently support homeschooling through the teen years. Teenagers often earn a bad rap. If […]

From Transcript to Transformation

“Hurry up, amigo!  Run for your life!  The patrol is coming, and we must make it over the border before they catch us.” Meredith and I sat engrossed as young Alejandro, animated and agitated, recounted the terrifying night that his family crossed the Mexican border into Texas.  Fascinated yet grieved, I could hardly imagine the […]

What They DON’T Learn in School, But Can’t Live Without

“My son, do not lose sight of these—
keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck. Then you will walk on your way securely, and your foot will not stumble. If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will […]

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