Every day on social media, I see some variation of the same theme. Moms are in a panic because they presume they wasted money on the “wrong curriculum.” “My son, Johnny, is 11 years old. He hates math. I bought Saxon, and he hated it. Then we tried Teaching Textbooks, but he hated that too. Then … [Read more...] about The Magic Curriculum
My mother began homeschooling my older sister and myself in 1978. In those days, homeschooling was a tad bit different. There were no homeschooling magazines, no conferences, no support groups, no co-ops, no online resources (in fact, there was no internet!). There were no homeschool legal defense … [Read more...] about Reflections on Homeschooling: 40 Years Later
Toward the end of high school, I was intrigued by the uniformity of my peers. On the verge of graduation, I was surrounded by hundreds of people I had grown up with, who had lived life almost exactly like I had for 13 years straight. Sure, there were some variances in family structure and home … [Read more...] about Homeschooling – You’re Doing it Right
There are a handful of typical responses to homeschooling families from non-homeschooling families. They often sound something like this: “I could never do that.” “That’s not for us.” “I don’t have the (confidence, time, patience, money, etc.).” “Why would you do that to … [Read more...] about Homeschooling Moms and the Question of Self-Care
On Oct. 17, 2018, hundreds of homeschoolers from across the state gathered at our State Capitol to celebrate the proclamation of "Homeschool Week in Michigan" by our state legislature. The event was kicked off at Central United Methodist Church with a panel discussion which focused on the past, … [Read more...] about 2018 Day Under the Dome Recap
Dear Homeschool Community, In Michigan, we currently have much freedom to choose homeschooling as a viable educational choice for our children, and homeschoolers are clearly protected under the law. This was not the case in the early days of the homeschool movement in our state, however! We have … [Read more...] about Day Under the Dome… Building Bridges Not Barriers
In a previous post, MiCHN / INCH responded to media bias against homeschoolers in a recent article in the Detroit Free Press (DFP). In short, the article by the DPF suggested that because a public school family had seriously abused their children, (CPS had known about the ongoing abuse for eight … [Read more...] about Are Public Schools Safe for Children?
On August 14, 2018, the Detroit Free Press (DFP) wrote an article calling for additional regulations for ALL homeschoolers in the state of Michigan. They had previously reported on a Lansing area family who had been reported multiple times to Child Protective Services (CPS). According to the DFP: … [Read more...] about MiCHN / INCH Responds to Media Bias Against Homeschoolers