First Steps and New Beginnings

First Steps and New Beginnings - 

Are you just getting started or restarting home school?  Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the choices? Come learn some tips to get you started on solid footing and to avoid burnout down the road.

  • Learn how to begin with the end in mind and map the homeschool journey.
  • Lay the foundation and create a nourishing atmosphere in the home during the pre-school years and beyond. Develop character, work ethic, kindle a love of learning, and prepare for future academics. The discipline of habit is the structure to build on.
  • Homeschool on a shoe string!
  • Momculture: a key to a vibrant home school!
  • Simple strategies for families, big and small, tips on teaching several children of different ages in home school.
  • Tracking Progress.

More about Donna Goff:

"My husband, Roger, and I are parents of seven children (four sons and three daughters). We are also grandparents to thirteen grandchildren (three granddaughters and ten grandsons)! We have home educated our children since 1983 and we are still in the trenches." Donna loves to be a wife, mother, and grandmother. She also loves frugality, learning, creativity, living providently, gardening, hiking, creating stained glass murals, oil painting, writing poetry, research, and sharing! BA Art '80. MA Ed. ‘08.  Donna is owner and The Homeschool Mommy Mentor at She has presented at dozens of home school conferences in California, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Virginia, since 1995. She created the Mentoring Our Own Yahoo Group in 2002. Donna founded a private cyber-school and cottage school / home education hybrid in 2002. In 2009, Donna and her daughters Julia Groves and Jennifer Walton co-founded Princess Academies, which later became Royal Academe, and finally Mentoring Our Own.

More presentations we have in our archives by Donna Goff:

Progress Focused instead of Testing Focused
Why basing educational progress on age groups, rather than development creates problems and what to do instead. Strategies to support[...]
Strategies for Learning Retention
Find out some simple ways to refresh your child's desire to learn.  By implementing these suggestions, you and your child[...]
10 Ways to Inspire your Children to Love Learning
Find out some simple ways to refresh your child's desire to learn.  By implementing these suggestions, you and your child[...]
Living Writing
Developing writing naturally, without workbooks, textbooks, and busywork.More about Donna Goff:Donna Goff"My husband, Roger, and I are parents of seven[...]
Homeschooling with a Spine
An academic “Spine,” is a key to Mastery Learning or Continuous Growth Model, where children fly at their own speed. More[...]
Lion Tamer in a Three Ring Circus
Managing Home School, Home, and Home Business.
Rocking Homeschool on a Shoestring
Creative and Fun Home Education strategies on a shoe string from a 3 Decade Veteran of Homeschooling.
My Preschooler is Really Smart, Like Gifted. Now What Do I Do?
What do gifted children need? Especially in the early years.  Giftedness and Executive Function.  Hypersensitivities are part of the package.[...]
Educating our Daughters for a Whole life
What are the skills your daughters need for a whole life? Many mothers today do not know because they were[...]
A 21st Century Approach~ Homeschooling: An Odyssey Analogy
What is the Odyssey Analogy? What is the Mastery Approach? Why is it trending? How can the Mastery Approach rock[...]

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