Saturday, September 15, 2012

Use Your Freedom

Do you ever wonder what it would be like if we no longer had the freedom to homeschool? I know that I truly would be broken hearted. Homeschooling is a vital part of our lives. It is who we are, how we learn. Yet, I believe that I take that freedom for granted.

The freedom that we experience in America is much more open than what other countries or nations have for their citizens. We have the freedom to be what we feel that we need to be for our children. This may include everything from eclectic homeschooling to homeschooling online.

Our freedom to homeschool is precious and dear. Take your time today to enjoy that freedom and consider it sacred!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Secular Homeschool for Fifth Grade

There are homeschoolers out there from every different facet of life, every religion, and every philosophical bend. Homeschooling appeals to people across cultures, races, religions, and economic backgrounds. The one thing that we do have in common is that we all feel that homeschooling is the best choice for our family.

There are many differing opinions on just exactly what secular homeschooling means. Here is a definition provided by a homeschooling mom named "topsytechie."

A secular homeschooler is a person who, whether or not they
ascribe to any particular religious faith, is not homeschooling for
religious reasons, but because it is the best choice for themselves and
their child(ren).

This pretty much sums it up, and seems to me to be a positive viewpoint of what secular homeschooling is meant to be.