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Is a Homeschool Co-op a Good Option for Your Family?

  There are so many advantages to belonging to a homeschool co-op such as socialization, learning from others, group interaction, and support, but perhaps you are asking, “Is it a good option for my family?” and “Am I ready for the commitment?” Socialization The most apparent benefit of a homeschool co-op is socialization. Most co-ops […]

Cybersecurity Tips for Homeschoolers

Cybersecurity Tips for Homeschoolers Homeschooling has so many advantages, it’s hard to list them all! Direct and consistent teacher-to-student interaction, a tailored education, and better teaching materials are just a few of the many reasons so many families feel drawn to homeschooling. Overall, parents have much more control over their child’s educational experience when they […]

What Can Homeschoolers Deduct on Their Taxes?

One of the most popular questions asked on my website, HomeschoolCPA.com, is, “Are there any tax breaks for homeschoolers?” Unfortunately, there are no tax deductions or tax credits for homeschool expenses from the federal government, but there may be tax deductions from your state income tax. Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana and Minnesota have educational tax […]

5 Reasons Why Homeschool High School Works

From the Homeschool High School Podcast Homeschooling teens all the way to graduation actually works! While you may know families who have been successful, you may not understand WHY homeschooling high school is a solid choice for many families. Here are 5 reasons why homeschool high school works well for lots of teens 1.Teens have […]

Homeschool Life Hacks

Let’s Make This The Best Year Ever ~ Homeschool Life Hacks by Felice Gerwitz Life is hard enough without making things more difficult and through the years I’ve discovered some amazing ways to make life, especially homeschool life easier with these homeschool life hacks. First, I discovered many of these ideas by accident and second, […]

7 Ways to Celebrate Christmas as a Birthday

7 Ways to Celebrate Christmas as a Birthday by Meredith Curtis “Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday, dear Jesus. Happy Birthday to You!” my children sang heartily as I held the pan of cinnamon buns lavished with cream cheese frosting. The candle flickered as their voices rang out. As the song […]

Overcome Christmas Stress

It happens every year – we try to overcome Christmas stress! No matter how hard you plan or try to stay ahead, there is always one more thing to do, one more item on the to-do list, one more project to complete…all before Christmas. How about trying something different? Enjoy the season! Yes, it can […]

Prepare Your Child for Success

Prepare Your Child For Success We all want our children to grow up to have joyful, successful lives. We educate our children at home to give them the best we can give and pray that they will walk in God’s blessings. Is there more we can do to set them up for a successful life? […]

Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask a Veteran Homeschool Mom

Do you have questions you’ve always wanted to ask a veteran homeschool mom? I’ve been homeschooling and homeschool mentoring long enough I think I’ve heard every question that can be asked. Maybe. Here’s some I’ve gleaned from around social media along with my opinion answers. Q: What is the best form of homeschooling? A: Whatever brings your […]

Why Homeschool?

Why Homeschool? By Christina Gerwitz Moss Author, Public Speaker, Homeschool graduate and now Homeschool Mom Homeschooling for me has always been a way of life. I was homeschooled from K through 12th grade and loved the experience. I decided to pursue higher education and graduated from college in three years with honors. It wasn’t just […]

Happy Fourth Birthday

Happy Fourth Birthday to The Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network with Felice Gerwitz Happy fourth birthday to the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network! As we are celebrating we have a fun week of activities planned for our listeners. Who are the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network podcasters? They are homeschool parents, just like you – some are still […]

College Preparation

College Preparation Time Do you know the deadline dates for college preparation? If you are a college-bound high school student there are many dates you should be aware of – and some right around the corner. If you are a 9th or 10th grader you have some time, but the clock is ticking for you […]

Kids Cooking

Kids Cooking ~ A look at Raddish Kids by Felice Gerwitz *Raddish Kids is an Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network Sponsor Who doesn’t love to get mail and especially when that mail is a fun box with recipes. When I was first married I belonged to a recipe club and loved getting those packages as well. Some […]

Homeschool Memories and Giveaway

Homeschool Memories and Giveaway I was thinking back over the 20 years I’ve been homeschooling a lot lately. So much has changed! One of the best things to have come along is homeschool blogs. Back in the day, I’d wait for my envelope full of homeschool offers on those 4 x 6 cards and shuffle […]

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse Shows The Glory of God The solar eclipse has been talked about in anticipation for years and not just by scientists. Many people are planning to watch, some on the optimal path to witness this event, first-hand and others virtually. I remember watching the lunar eclipse as a child. My dad was an […]

How and Why to Find a Mentor and Back to School Giveaway

How and why to find a mentor As a homeschooler, have you struggled with any of these questions? What are my state requirements? How do I get started? What do I teach and when? What methodology is best for my family? What do I say to critics? How do I schedule our day? How do […]

Lists For Back To School

One of the greatest inventions was the idea of keeping track of things with a list, and what better way to celebrate Back to School, than with a series on lists! I’ve tackled organization with the disclaimer that I’m not naturally an organized person. In the series on organization I’ve taken back and overturned the […]

An Author Teaches Her Kids to Write

An author Teaches Her Kids to Write | a WriteShop Review by Felice Gerwitz History tends to repeat itself and sometimes in very good ways! When I homeschooled my young children I found they were prolific writers if it was topic that they enjoyed. For example, my kids wrote stories about finding pets and keeping […]

Curriculum, Learning Styles, and Choices… Oh, My!

As a new homeschool mom with an arsenal of degrees and certifications to show for my years of college and experience in the preschool and special education arena, I thought I was prepared. I handled a class of 25+ students in the sixth through ninth grades of Specific Learning Disabilities classes. Surely I could handle […]

25-Tips to Save Money on Your Electricity

I almost wanted to title this post, “Save money so your husband can take you out to dinner.” But, I’m getting ahead of myself. My husband, Jeff is a home inspector as well as a builder and he often shares all types of money saving tips with me. He is very, very frugal. He turns […]

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