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Joy Capps is a homeschool bookworm residing in the mountains of western North Carolina. The only one who loves books more is her 16-year-old daughter. They both enjoy perusing old bookstores for treasures and sniffing books. Her son who is 18 has special needs, is the social butterfly of the family and has never met a stranger. Although she is originally from South Dakota she now calls North Carolina her home and she and her family love exploring the great outdoors. Her family has been homeschooling since 2005.

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8 Tips For Homeschooling High School

1. Give them a voice in their curriculum. An important part of homeschooling is knowing what curriculum works best for each of your students. Once your student gets to be high school age they probably have a pretty good idea of how they learn best. When you are planning out the new school year get […]


Scholarships Ending In April, May, June 2020

Just because you homeschool doesn’t mean that scholarships are off-limits to you! Homeschoolers qualify for scholarships in the form of student federal aid as well as individual private financial aid. This type of aid is what we’re focusing on with this month’s teen scholarship post. In fact, applying for and being awarded scholarships is a […]


Qualities Employers Are Seeking in Job Applicants

 Qualities Employers Are Seeking in Job Applicants As your teens think about heading out to the “real world” they should be thinking about employment and what it takes to be employable. Even if college is not an option, an aptitude for working for someone and with other people will be a big help to them […]


How to Handle Rules with Your Teen

Parenting is one of the most important jobs you will ever have. Through every stage, there are challenges in addition to seeing each milestone being met. With each stage, these challenges and milestones change and grow along with your child. Once they become a teen while they may feel independent and “adult-ish” they still need […]


Scholarships Ending In January, February, March 2020

Just because you homeschool doesn’t mean that scholarships are off-limits to you! Homeschoolers qualify for scholarships in the form of student federal aid as well as individual private financial aid. This type of aid is what we’re focusing on with this month’s teen scholarship post. In fact, applying for and being awarded scholarships is a […]


More than a Dozen Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Teens

Are you scrambling around looking for just one more gift for a special teen? Maybe family gatherings have shifted and you have one more teen that you are in search for the perfect gift for. Look no further. Listed below are just over a dozen teen gifts that vary from as simple as a gift […]


Using MOOCs for Your Homeschool High School in the New Year

What in the World is a MOOC? If you are like some (ME) you may be wondering what in the world MOOC even is. Others may wonder how a homeschool parent that has made it through the high school years wouldn’t know what it is. For those of you that do not know what this […]


Trending Gifts that Homeschool Teens Will Love!

Before you know it the holidays will be upon us and the rush to find the perfect gift will be on everyone’s mind. Take the guess-work out of gift-giving with this list that is sure to please every teen homeschooler on your list. It includes something for everyone, whether you have a techie, bookworm, an […]


30 of The Absolute Coolest Stocking Stuffers For Teens in 2019

The season for cheer is approaching and sometimes finding the perfect stocking stuffers for a teen can be a challenge. Rather than throw away your money on junk that they most likely won’t enjoy – look over this list that was created with your special teen in mind! You’ll end up being the star gifter […]


Tough Love: Teens and Setting Boundaries on Technology

There is really no way around it, technology is everywhere! When used constructively it can be a phenomenal tool in just about every facet of your life. When used in excess the negative consequences can far outweigh the benefits received through the use of technology. There can be psychological effects, social withdrawal, safety concerns, and […]