Crystal Ladwig, Ph. D.

Should I Keep a Gradebook?

The freedom we enjoy as homeschoolers is great, but it comes with a host of decisions to make. One of the most common is the decision to keep a gradebook or not. The answer to that question is not a… read more

Learning, Serving and Conserving

One of the best things about homeschooling is being able to help our children learn and grow as we do life together. We do that when we go to the store, when we volunteer, and of course when we do school. Learning… read more

Homeschool on a Budget

Can You Homeschool on a Budget?

Homeschooling rates have been on the rise for years. As the pandemic hit, more families found themselves homeschooling, and more families found themselves tight on money. This isn’t a new issue for homeschoolers. Often, homeschooling families are single income families.… read more

Work and Homeschool

Can I Work From Home and Homeschool? YES!

As uncertainty about fall looms, we’re left wondering if schools will open, what that will look like, and how many people will once again be working from home. Many families who never planned to homeschool are now considering homeschooling and… read more

children who experience anxiety

How To Help Children With Anxiety

Children today seem to be experiencing anxiety at higher levels than ever before. In response to this trend, the State of Florida has become the first in the nation to require mental health education for students in grades six through… read more

Is a Homeschool Co-op Right for Your Family?

Socialization is widely considered to be a concern for families as they start home schooling. Alachua County and the surrounding areas are blessed to have an incredible level of support for home schooling, one that many other districts in Florida… read more