Author: Lea Ann Garfias

Can I give you two free books?

You know I wrote Homeschool Made Easy and Homeschool High School Made Easy just for you, right? Because I really, really, really wanted you to know you CAN homeschool, and that it doesn’t have to be difficult. People quit homeschooling when it gets hard, and it doesn’t have to be hard. I know that for sure, because every day I homeschool a large family for only 2-3 hours a day, and they’re smart and competent. I’ve got the test scores and college scholarships to back it up. And I’m here to tell you things get easier every day. I want homeschooling to be easy for you, too. So I wrote you two books. The first one, Homeschool Made Easy, gives an overview of every stage of homeschooling from preschool through graduation. It tells you what’s going on with your student, what he needs to learn, how to know if he’s ready to progress, and how to simplify your classes. It works no matter your teaching style or his learning style. Hey, I tell you how to identify both and …

Join the Homeschool High School Made Easy Launch Team!

I’m so excited to announce the publication of my newest book: Homeschool High School Made Easy!, available in paperback and kindle versions! Wanna get a sneak peak? I’m looking for some homeschool friends to help me spread the word about this unique book and to support the quest to make homeschooling fun again! What’s in it for you? your own digital copy of Homeschool High School Made Easy so you can start simplifying — and enjoying — these high school years . . . PRONTO! exclusive access to the Homeschool Made Easy private facebook group, where we’ll discuss this book and it’s predecessor, Homeschool Made Easy. I’ll answer your hard questions, and we’ll generally have a great time. Because we’ll have more time since homeschooling is suddenly easier, right? links to your blog and facebook page on my blog if you want to share your personal testimony (in 500 words or less) about how simplifying homeschooling changed you, your student, and/or your family life. insider information on how I wrote and published three books . . . and am shopping my …

Finding Your Tribe

Once in a while, a homeschool mom finds another homeschool mom who just breathes grace. Grace and hope and encouragement. Just what one needs to continue on one more day, week, semester . . . someone like my friend Tina. Tina Nahid wrote the beautiful Moments of Grace that whispers fresh life into a tired soul. When you’re ready to put away the useless formulas and burdensome failures, take a moment of grace with Tina. Here’s a cup of tea with her today. Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. –Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NLT) When I first ventured out on my homeschool journey, I had the mindset that I could start this new endeavor all on my own. Once I set my mind to it, I was determined to make it happen! I voraciously devoured every book and article on home education, and therefore I thought I was pretty well prepared to take the leap. Let’s just say I was a tad naïve! The first few years of homeschooling …

Lessons From a Cage Fight in a Minivan

In my book Rocking Ordinary I share about an epic battle my husband and I had in a parking lot. Really big fight. And that story is one of the most-talked-about parts of the book. Maybe because we’ve all been there, too? So when my friend Tricia Goyer asked me to share how God challenged me to step out of my comfort zone and do something radical for Him . . . yeah, this memory sprang to mind. Because there’s nothing like a marital spat to turn things around, right? J.C. Penny’s isn’t a great place to start a fight with your husband, come to find out. When we realized our increasingly tense voices were garnering the side eye from more than one customer, we high-tailed it out of there. There was only one place to go: the minivan. It was a cage fight in the minivan. Don’t tell me you’ve never had one. Enclosed in the seemingly soundproof vehicle (in order to have a minivan cage fight, you must first pretend your minivan is …