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Seven Quick Tips for Surviving Homeschooling

Seven Quick Tips for Surviving Homeschooling

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been homeschooling, whether you’ve been doing it for ten years or you just started today; one thing is for sure: you need to survive. There are some days when homeschooling is a jungle path covered in slippery vines and your only...

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Children’s Authors Reading Online

Children’s Authors Reading Online

With millions of kids home from school due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, parents need not worry about them falling behind in their reading.   There are dozens of authors who are taking time to read to kids, online! For a complete list of authors offering a...

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5 National Parks with Virtual Tours

5 National Parks with Virtual Tours

As much of the world is looking to school their children at home, we thought we would share a list of 5 National Parks that offer virtual tours.  Go ahead and let your kids get their fill of the great outdoors from the comfort of your living room! Kenai Fjords...

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Your Homeschool Know-How Could Make a Difference!

Your Homeschool Know-How Could Make a Difference!

Authors are reading their books, artists are sharing their work, neighbors checking on neighbors – so inspiring to see people helping people during these challenging times. Many families are trying for the first time to figure out how to schedule learning time, how to...

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10 Favorite Things About Homeschooling

10 Favorite Things About Homeschooling

Do you ever wonder what works well in another homeschooling family so you can steal a few good ideas? Here is a shortlist of a few of my favorite homeschooling things most recently. Feel free to steal anything you like! Co-Op When we first started out in our academic...

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Phonics Readers

Phonics Readers

One of the most rewarding steps in our homeschooling journey has been tackling the task of learning how to read. Also, the most mind-numbing step in our homeschooling journey has been tackling the task of teaching a kid to read. Do you remember sitting on the couch,...

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Eight Important Milestones to Celebrate With Your Homeschooler

Eight Important Milestones to Celebrate With Your Homeschooler

This year I was reminded of the importance of celebrating milestones when our oldest daughter moved up from the children’s group at our church into the teen group. The Children’s Pastor prepared a few words to bless and affirm each child in front of the families...

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Learning to Love Writing

Learning to Love Writing

Is it painful to see your child slamming his head against a wall when all he has to do is write a simple paragraph? What if that could change? Expectations The subject of Language Arts comes with a mixed bag of expectations. While your child is learning all about...

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Music Education

Music Education

Music has always been a big part of my life. From cleaning the house on Saturday mornings as a five-year-old with records playing to taking flute and piano lessons, I’ve enjoyed the music. How can you make music part of your homeschooling experience? Lessons The most...

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Nurturing the Well- Rounded Homeschooler

Nurturing the Well- Rounded Homeschooler

In the public school I attended growing up, there were labels. One glance around the cafeteria and you could see students sitting with their particular group, and once you received a certain label it was almost impossible to shake. One of the things I love about...

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Staying True to Yourself in Homeschooling

Staying True to Yourself in Homeschooling

There are hundreds maybe even thousands of options when it comes to homeschooling. If you talk with a homeschooling parent, they will tell you all about the many different books, classes, and activities their family loves. How can you narrow things down if you are...

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The Power of “why”

The Power of “why”

One of the best lessons I have learned as a parent lately was taken from a short lesson in our simple detective textbooks- you know those thin, little supplementary books you buy in a moment of weakness? Yep, one of those. My kids and I learned that one of the most...

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#HomeschoolGoals

#HomeschoolGoals

Have you ever had an eye-opening moment from a source where you least expected it? (I guess that is why the “ah-ha” feels more amazing than it should in my situation….but I digress.) You see, I was talking with a public school teacher (here is where most homeschool...

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Learning and Teaching Methods for Homeschoolers

Learning and Teaching Methods for Homeschoolers

If you're a homeschool parent, it's likely that two of your first questions, when you started out teaching your own children, were something like "what kind of teaching methods should I use?" and "should I focus on curriculum designed for my child's current grade...

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Extracurriculars for Homeschool

Extracurriculars for Homeschool

For some, the thought of adding “extras” to your day sends shivers up your spine and makes you want to hide under the school table. You already have a full to-do list and the idea of seeing more people is a lot to handle. For others, the problem with adding “extras”...

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5 Surprising Things Homeschooling Taught Me

5 Surprising Things Homeschooling Taught Me

An awareness of the fact that I am a lot more extroverted than I previously knew. I was the shy kid growing up, never wanting to raise my hand in class. But, as an adult, I have learned that my shyness had more to do with some fears and insecurities than a lack of...

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An Attitude of Celebrating Siblings

An Attitude of Celebrating Siblings

The latest family birthday launched us into the teen years with our eldest child. Her sister and I spent an afternoon planning her party by preparing invitations, planning party games and picking a delicious menu. Her friends were invited, as well as some adults who...

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Architecture and Design Week

Architecture and Design Week

Some schools have spirit week, our homeschool has a Special Focus week. A Special Focus week consists of packing away all of our regular textbooks and spending most of our school hours deeply studying a specific skill or area of interest. This year, we became experts...

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Nothing New Under The Sun: The Closet Dive and Gameschooling

Nothing New Under The Sun: The Closet Dive and Gameschooling

I seem to have a quarterly ritual of digging into the depths of our school closet to find something I thought I owned, want to use later in the week, or to share a resource with someone else. To the average reader, this might not sound like a huge task, except that...

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Homeschool Love

Homeschool Love

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Time to dust off the romantic records and polish the poetry skills. What if I told you that you could potentially bring home something better than a box of chocolates just by sharing what you love about homeschool? On February 15,...

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