Homespun Blog

  • Celebrate National Coffee Day with This Fun Fall Craft


    Posted on Monday, Sep 29th

    Fall is the perfect season for crafts and coffee. Everywhere you look, the colors are vibrant and inspiring, and there’s nothing quite like savoring a cup of java on a chilly day. Today, celebrate National Coffee Day with a cute and inexpensive craft project using supplies you probably already have around the house!Read More Read More...

  • Homeschool Family Ordered to Follow Common Core


    Posted on Friday, Sep 26th

    A homeschool family in New Jersey was recently ordered to follow the Common Core standards to meet an interpretation of a state law that requires that children receive “instruction equivalent to that provided in the public schools.”Read More Read More...

  • Should Homeschoolers Play Sports at Public Schools?


    Posted on Monday, Sep 22nd

    Homeschoolers in Kentucky may be able to cheer on their children on the fields and courts of their local public schools next year. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, State Rep. Stan Lee recently pre-filed a bill for the 2015 legislative session that would allow homeschool students to try out for middle and high school-based sports teams. Lee’s bill would also permit students at private schools that don’t offer athletics to participate.Read More Read More...

  • 10 Hints You're a Homeschool Parent


    Posted on Wednesday, Sep 17th

    Check out ten tongue-in-cheek ways in which you know you’re a homeschool parent. Then, add your own to the list.Read More Read More...

  • More Free Play, Please.


    Posted on Monday, Sep 15th

    Teaching requires planning, but what happens when you overbook your student’s days with too many activities, schoolwork, and appointments? What is lost when a child’s life becomes increasingly devoid of opportunities to be creative, imaginative, and playful?Read More Read More...

  • German Homeschool Family Vows to Stay and Fight


    Posted on Monday, Sep 8th

    After regaining legal custody of their children, Dirk and Petra Wunderlich have vowed to stay in Germany and fight for the freedom to homeschool.Read More Read More...

  • Has Common Core Created a Homeschooling Boom?


    Posted on Saturday, Sep 6th

    Homeschooling continues to rise in popularity, and experts are crediting the latest numbers to concerns about Common Core, the national standardization of education which was introduced for public schools approximately two years ago. Concerns about the public school environment and the state of the economy have also influenced growth, which has experienced a particularly high spike in North Carolina.Read More Read More...

  • Season 9 of 19 Kids & Counting Premieres Tonight


    Posted on Tuesday, Sep 2nd

    Alpha Omega Publications congratulates the Duggar family on the season 9 premiere of their popular show 19 Kids & Counting, which airs tonight, September 2, on TLC at 8 p.m. (CT).Read More Read More...

  • Serving Those Who Serve


    Posted on Thursday, Aug 28th

    This Armed Forces Day, seek ways to honor our military members overseas and their families on the home front. Here are a few ways to celebrate the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard members and veterans who served their country in times of war and peace.Read More Read More...

  • Homeschooling’s Highest Marks

    Carl Van Stryland

    Posted on Thursday, Aug 7th

    According to a recent survey conducted by Spectrum Group’s Millionaire Corner, 59% of homeschool advocates praised homeschooling for parental control.Read More Read More...