Carnival of Homeschooling Blog Carnival

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling.  Last week’s invite included a John Taylor Gatto quote.  I saw Mr. Gatto speak when we first started homeschooling years ago at Finney Chapel in Oberlin, Ohio .  His speech went straight into my heart and has stayed with me and inspired me through the years.

Whether you are just starting down the path of home eduction, in the middle or about to see your children leave the nest,  thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will visit all the blogs participating in this week’s carnival, find different ways to trust your instincts, follow your heart and enjoy the path your family follows that best meets each of your needs.

Here are this week’s carnival treasures for you to explore:

Tiger’s Mum presents The Tiger Chronicle: Mondrian Again posted at The Tiger Chronicle.

à la mode de les Muses presents Novel Homeschoolers: Rebecca Vaughn Is on  at à la mode de les Muses

Homeschool graduate Jennifer Vaughn introduces “The Politics of Benadel” and “The Finding of Cinuit,” two short stories about ancient Britain authored by her younger sister, homeschool graduate Rebecca Vaughn.

Den Schoolpresents Being a Homeschooling Mommy Blogger – Part 1  at Den SchoolGet a glimpse into the life of a homeschooling mommy blogger and find out some of the pros and cons.

Laura Weldon presents: Successful Teen Homeschooling: Two Vital Factors at

Susan Ryan presents – Family’s Great Adventures – The Places They’ve Been, The People They’ll See at Corn and Oil. 

Katherine Collins presents A Little Botanical Time Travel at No fighting, no biting!

She shares that:  Seeing a rare wildflower reminds me of one of the best and few true educational experiences I had in my many years of being a student.

Beverly Hernandez presents Farewell, Hello Homeschool  at Homeschooling

She writes that, After 13 years, Beverly Hernandez is leaving and starting her own website at Come check it out, sign up for my newsletter and follow me on Facebook.

Elena LaVictoire presents 20 Reasons to Keep Homeschooling Through the Summer posted at My Domestic Church.

Dewey’s Treehouse presents  A grammar quiz for smart homeschoolers   at  Dewey’s Treehouse.  They shared,   The lack of editing in a magazine article inspired us to create a grammar quiz. Can you spot the problems?

Barbara Frank presents:     Help a Fellow Homeschooling Mom Out?  at Barbara Frank Online.

Victoria presents The Learning Journey: Fun or not fun??!! posted at The Learning Journey.

Linda Dobson presents  They Call It a Grassroots Education Revolution; That’s Funny     at Parent at the Helm

Golden Grasses presents Summer List of Fun Stuff  at Golden Grasses  Click on over to read about their plan for summer that includes Challenges, activities, food and projects.

Annie Kate Aarnoutse presents  Inspiration for Mothers at Tea Time with Annie Kate  She writes:  We homeschool moms are moms first of all, and sometimes a fresh perspective on mothering can be helpful

Jamie Gaddy presents  Is Your Cake Baking? How to combat your doubts and fears…  at Homeschool Online  She writes: Everyone worries that they just aren’t cutting it when it comes to homeschooling… just remember you aren’t alone!!

Thanks to everyone for participating in and stopping by the carnival.



Come to the Carnival!

I will be hosting the Carnival of Homeschooling next week on May 29th and I’m grateful to the Cate’s for their continued invitations to host the carnival here.

I’m particularly appreciative since  I’ve been woefully neglectful of this blog as of late, but the main reason I originally created it was not for my posts,  but to share information  such as  Sue Duncan’s  OH-Alerts.   The opportunity of hosting the carnival a couple of times of year is another reason I happily keep it online.

Hosting the carnival always leads me back to the wonderful path home education led our family down over the years.  This quote by John Taylor Gatto  says it all:

“Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your road map through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whomever you are with; it should teach you what is important, how to live and how to die.”– John Taylor Gatto

I hope you will stop by next week to visit or submit a post!