3 Quick Questions to Evaluate Your Homeschool Curriculum

Is your homeschool curriculum working? 

How do you know your homeschool curriculum is working?  Curriculum should be one of the first things you evaluate when you need homeschooling help.  You should also evaluate before you purchase any new curriculum, when you start a new homeschooling journey, and when you are looking for supplements to your Montessori (or other non-traditional) homeschool curriculum.  In determining the success and effectiveness of your curriculum, I want you to ask yourself three basic questions.
1.  Is my child growing and developing over time?

2. Does my child enjoy learning?
3.  Am I enjoying teaching?
Three yeses, go ahead and stop reading right now- you don't need the rest of this post!  Your homeschool is doing great.  You have a solid fit of curriculum for yourself and for your child.  No need to worry, even if what you are doing looks totally different than your friends or what you thought your homeschool would be like.

If the answer to any of these questions is no, then there may be tweaks that need to happen.   Does that seem overly simple?  I promise it's not.  The younger the child the more simple this is, but let's look a little deeper at each question.

Is Homeschool Right For You?

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New to homeschool?  Wondering if homeschool right for your family?  Before you can do anything else, you have to discern if it's the right choice for your family.   Here are three questions to ask and a getting started with homeschooling printable free checklist of homeschool help to get you on the right track once you've decided to dive in!

Why Blog in 2019?

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With the explosion of social media and microblogging, why should I still write an old fashioned (gasp- blogger) blog in the year 2019?  The truth is, I think I spent most of 2018 trying to prayerfully answer this question for myself so that I could serve my readers (that's you!) better.  Not just in my typical sporadic Heidi fashion, but in a way that enriches both of our lives.

I wear a lot of hats in my life as a small business owner that have nothing to do with maintaining this space.  I am a wife and a mother.  I am homeschooling my own children.   I am building a life for us on our little homestead.  I am a special needs parent.  The truth is, I don't have to do this and it would make a lot of sense on paper to stop.

Except, I hear you moms.