Hacking the Game Closet

by Kendra Niehaus

 

Sometimes the box a gift comes in is more fun to play with and sometimes the best games are the ones kids make up themselves.

Over the years, my kids have taken store-bought games and puzzles and twisted them to play by their own rules. For instance, what homeschool parent hasn’t [...]

 

Welcome to VaHomeschoolers’ new blog series One Homeschool Life! Each edition will highlight an inspiring homeschooler (or former homeschooler) we think you should hear about. This month we shine the spotlight on Tyler Phaup; a former homeschooler from Beaverdam, VA.

Tyler, 19, has always had a fascination with building things– a [...]

You Oughta Be In Pictures

Photo by Parrish Mort

Have you ever dreamed of seeing your photos in a published magazine or on the web? VaHomeschoolers could make it happen!

You’ve probably already seen our bi-monthly, full color, homeschool magazine VaHomeschoolers Voice (and if you haven’t, you should join VaHomeschoolers so you can get [...]

Volunteer Spotlight on Duane Nathaniel

By DeeDee Sauter

“Bottom line– No excuses, just do it!”

Duane Nathaniel

Volunteers are the backbone to countless organizations. Without the steady influx of the energy and time of those dedicated to their cause, many of these groups, who exist to serve, would not be able to function. Every one of these [...]

Model United Nations

By Joyce Rodgers, VaHomeschoolers Conference Speaker

Recently a friend asked me to share my experience with Model United Nations with the homeschooling community. I have begun to write this so many times and constantly find myself at a loss, unable to encapsulate it all in a few paragraphs. As a high schooler Model United Nations [...]

My New Year Wish for You

Parrish Mort, Cartersville

My hopes for you in 2014 -

 

see the appreciation in your child’s eyes for your willingness to support them where they are – even when they are angry at you for the extra math problems.

doubt that it matters.

 

delight in and value your [...]

Best Card Trick Ever, or Algebra Without Tears

From the blog:

Poached in Salsa

Appreciating the usual, embracing the new

by Louisa, a link to her December 4, 2013 blogpost.

I am not, and have never been, pop culture’s idea of the homeschool mom: sit the kids at the table to work through lessons, have them do chores to keep the house [...]

FREE Upcoming, INTERESTING Online Classes

By Amy Wilson

If you’re like me, you may have heard so many acronyms in your lifetime that you no longer have space in your brain to manage any more. But, maybe before you ran out of mental real estate, you managed to store MOOC, which stands [...]

Missing out on our Facebook Posts?

by Ann Clay

Are you a Facebook fan? VaHomeschoolers has been managing its own page since March 2009. Now well into our fifth year, we are posting a lot more!

Due to the growth of our organization and the interest in homeschooling, we now post several times a day! In [...]

Nature Apps for Homeschooling

submitted by Stephanie Elms, Annandale

What could be better or more convenient than having access to multiple field guides or star maps when you are out and about? Digital nature apps allow you to carry a variety of field guides with you at all times. The digital aspects of these guides make them extremely [...]