If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you know I love year-end reflections in all their forms! Today I’m excited to share what posts were most popular on the Homeschool Compass blog this year. Thank you to all of you who have read these articles and shared them with your friends. You are what makes this community so special, and we’re grateful for every one of you!

Can you believe Homeschool Compass is almost 5 years old? If you’d like to see what’s been popular on the Homeschool Compass blog in years gone by, check out these posts:

And now on to your favorite articles from 2023!

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16 Math Games You Can Play With Cards or Dice

This article from Christianbook Homeschool Curriculum Advisor, Heather, claims the top spot for the third year in a row! Heather shares how with a few simple materials you probably already have on hand, your child can practice basic math skills and have fun doing it. This article is perfect example of how homeschooling doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive to be effective.


A Graduation Speech

This article by homeschool veteran, Deborah Wuehler, captures the joys and sorrows inherent in seeing your homeschooled child through to graduation. It’s a poignant reminder that our children are given us to steward for just a few short years. We can give them an excellent start through homeschooling, but in the end their years with us are fleeting.

10 Best Books to Encourage Your Heart as a Homeschool Mom

We continue to update this list with our favorite homeschool mom reads. You’ll find our top 10 must-reads as well as additional recommendations for books on faith, parenting, homemaking, and more. Close to 50 titles in all! If you’re looking to add to your 2024 to be read pile, any of these titles would be an excellent choice.

10 Reasons to Homeschool

There are lots of different reasons families choose homeschooling. If you’re on the fence about the decision to homeschool, this article provides ten reasons to prayerfully consider.

How to Teach Language Arts in Your Homeschool

Thousands of you consulted this article to help you tackle this foundational subject. It outlines which subjects make up a language arts program and how to adjust your approach based on the age of your child. The article also breaks down the three major approaches to language arts instruction (literature-based, all-in-one, and each component separately) and helps you determine which one is right for your family.

Homeschooling Philosophies and Methods

In this article a homeschool mama of 3 shares what she learned as she made the exciting decision to homeschool. She explains how learning about homeschool philosophies helped her narrow down her curriculum choices and make a confident decision about which resources to use.

Discovering Your Homeschool Style: The Charlotte Mason Method

Many of you first discovered the Homeschool Compass when searching for information about Charlotte Mason homeschooling. This method, inspired by a revolutionary British educator, has exploded in popularity in recent years. Our article helps you understand the basics of this approach, how to determine whether it’s right for your family, and where to turn to dig deeper, whether that’s books, curriculum, articles, or Charlotte Mason homeschoolers to follow on social media.

Interested in learning about other homeschool styles? Check out these articles:

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100 Books Every Homeschool Preschooler Should Know

We have endless book options available to us, but not all books are created equal. In this list you’ll find the picture books worth treasuring: well-written stories with beautiful illustrations, excellent content, thoughtful characters, and proven literary value. These picture books have stood the test of time and deserve a place in your home library.

Thinking About Homeschooling? Here’s Our Best Advice

In this article we invited seasoned homeschoolers like Leslie MartinoJennifer Pepito, and Beth Corcoran to share their best advice for transitioning from traditional school to homeschool. Their encouragement will help you silence the doubts and fears we all face.

10 Options for Homeschooling Through High School: The Many Looks of Homeschool High School

The days of sitting around the kitchen table all day to homeschool are long gone—at least for homeschooled high school students. Numerous options are now available to broaden their exposure to new subject matter, provide a group learning environment for specific subjects, or get a jump on their college education. It can be both helpful and cost-effective to expand your homeschooling to include some of the options we outline here.

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Aimee grew up in rural Michigan, where she was captivated by Jesus as a teenager and married her high school sweetheart. Together they moved to New England where they homeschool their two children together. Aimee has a Master's degree in Biblical Languages from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She enjoys exploring new places, reading great stories, and enjoying the outdoors with her family.