Homeschooling at This Lovely Place

Encouragement and practical tips for homeschooling your children, shared from 26 years of homeschooling experience and graduating seven (so far).

Homeschooling Over the Long Haul


Twenty-seven years and counting….when we started homeschooling with one little kindergartner, it’s a good thing I didn’t know it would be such a production. At the time we had four young children and I had no idea that eight more would follow. As the years have passed, we’ve graduated seven students, with five to go. […]

A Day of Grace


It was a bitterly cold, cloudy afternoon. It had been a regular homeschool day, complicated by bad news from the plumber’s visit. Kids had scattered to their rooms and all around the house. The lingering effects of a cold virus threatened to overwhelm me with self-pity. I shuffled into the kitchen to heat a cup […]

Quick Tip for Happier Homeschool Days


If you’re looking for a quick tip for happier homeschool days, I bet you don’t have time to read a big, hairy blog post. So let’s keep it short and to the point. This one tweak could save you some stress and help you be more productive and satisfied with your homeschool days. Question #1: […]