Recent Posts about Homeschooling & Education

Homeschooling: A Bold & Beautiful Choice

Today I had a meeting of the mom-minds…  with some terribly wise ladies who have “been there done that” with this whole homeschooling high-school thing.  Stepping past that milestone this fall is a big thing for me, knowing that I’m now going to be responsible for not only keeping track of school hours (Missouri thing!)…

Calling it Done!

Just a quick note to those of you expecting to see a Chickadee Deal post… I’ve decided I’m going to post those solely on the Chickadee Nest’s Facebook page, for a trial period. Depending on how it goes, I may decide to move it back here to the blog, or not. I really love helping…

Thank You and Awards

June will mark six months the Chickadee Nest has been in existence as a blog, and I can’t even begin to tell you how great these first six months have been!  I just wanted to write a quick note to tell you all how much I appreciate your support, your comments, your shares, links, and pins!   It…

Testing Day

I don’t know who’s more nervous: Rocketboy, or me. Actually, yes I do. I’m more nervous. Today he’s taking his first-ever standardized test. Homeschoolers in Missouri aren’t required to take these tests like some states are, but I figured with him skipping eighth grade this fall and starting high school level work, it’d be as…

To Infinity and Beyond!

Once upon a time, I had a kindergartener. He was a sweet, enthusiastic boy with darkening blonde curls, big sparkling blue eyes, and a contagious laugh.  He loved his little red Converse shoes, Veggie Tales, Transformers, and had a thirst for learning new things. Even then, science was his favorite subject. We studied ecosystems: oceans,…

Homeschooling is a Journey

People who aren’t familiar with the homeschooling lifestyle often ask questions.  Sometimes they are questions of pure curiosity, and other times they are less amicable with some sort of misguided agenda they want to promote… but often both of these groups of people start with the question of whether or not homeschool kids are really…

New Discoveries

(Don’t forget to see below for a coupon code for 5% off all WinterPromise programs!)    Our early years of homeschooling were a little rocky, as you’ll recall from my last post. Thankfully, things only got better from there. One day while researching alternatives online, I discovered WinterPromise.  I know it’s so cheesy to say, but…

The Great Curriculum Hunt

Each Spring, as one school year begins to wind down, the curriculum sellers from all over begin their annual Homeschool Sales. Everything for less!! Buy Here!! Right?  Only when you go to look, their sale prices are rarely any less expensive than if you bought straight from the publisher themselves.  Such is the game. I actually…