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Reading Aloud to Teens and Pre-Teens

The benefits of reading aloud to children are numerous: higher cognitive performance, improved vocabulary, deeper empathy and understanding, wider imagination, closer bonding with parents. The list goes on. But what about older children… like tweens and teens? These...

Time Management for Moms

Ahhh…time management. I love to speak and write about so many things—weight loss, teaching language arts and writing, ballroom dancing, parenting, marriage, life coaching, relationships, grandparenting—oh I just love it all! But there is a reason that three of my...

Exploring Career Options: The Law

Homeschooling provides some amazing opportunities to provide our children with knowledge and opportunities to learn about and experience job opportunities as we prepare them to be self-sufficient adults. We have the freedom to tailor our children’s education to fit...

Talk About the Hard Things

How many of us really enjoy having hard conversations with our kids? The conversations about peer pressure, pornography, relationships, abortion, eternity, and more? I’m guessing not many of us.  So why bother? Isn’t it enough that we homeschool and protect our...

Middle School Science

What science should I choose for my middle schooler? Choosing specific courses, especially as your children get older, can be downright frightening. With so many programs on the market, how do you know which is the best one for your child? Sketching out a plan in the...

Writing for Publication: Misplaced Modifiers

Whether you’re a homeschool parent or a homeschool student, if you’re interested in writing for publication, you must realize sentences demand variety to maintain reader interest. Constantly repeating the pattern of Subject + Verb + Direct Object will quickly become...

Choice and Consequences

Life is full of choices we must make, each and every day. And, every choice comes with consequences. Some are minimal, but some have a lasting impact.  Parents have many choices when deciding how to educate their children. Public school, private school, and homeschool...