Fitting the Mold

My sister recently shared this picture of her new butter dish. There’s an obvious problem here. The stick of butter fits the dish but the lid is too small to cover it. It’s a lovely butter dish—simplistic in design, a good neutral color—but it isn’t meeting the need....

Reasons to Homeschool: Positive Socialization and Character Development

by Diane Helfrich, August 2021 Once a child enters our lives, we start thinking about the years to come—their first words and steps turn into school, graduation, and college, and then, we hope, a successful launch to adulthood. Part of how well our child negotiates...

Reasons to Homeschool: Flexibility

by Jessica Frierson, August 2021 If I were to sum up the essence of homeschooling in one word, it would be flexibility.  Every aspect of the homeschool can benefit from the flexibility it offers. The scheduling of both your school year and school day, the selection of...

Reasons to Homeschool: Academic Success

by Diane Helfrich, August 2021 “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” William Butler Yeats In a nutshell, this describes for me the difference between homeschooling and public education. We discover and feed gifts and passions in our...