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A Great Start

A Great Start

The beginning of school is either here for you or right around the corner, and it is exciting. It can also be hectic, scary, and a bit overwhelming. With a little bit of patience and a little bit of planning, you can keep the craziness under control and make it a fun...

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Get Your Game Face On!

Get Your Game Face On!

After the 1,000th round of Hi-Ho Cherry-O, we’re all ready for something new! But finding games the whole family enjoys that younger children can play with their older siblings can be a challenge. Here are some ideas for you. These games are great for PreK to...

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Summertime Creativity

Summertime Creativity

It doesn’t seem like that long ago when my children were finishing up their schoolwork and looking forward to a change of routine in the summer. I remember preparing for our time off of “regular” school—trying to find a balance between planned activities and down time...

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Honoring Their Sacrifice

Honoring Their Sacrifice

It’s Quiz Time! How much do you and your children know about Memorial Day? What was Memorial Day’s original name? Memorial ceremonies originated after which war? Why do we not “celebrate” Memorial Day? Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember men and women of the...

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When Seeds Grow

When Seeds Grow

This spring, I am reminded of the joy my family experienced each year when the completion of textbooks and workbooks trickled to an end. As each subject fell from our daily “to do” list, we had more time to devote to the goal of steadily finishing strong in subjects...

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We Wear Many Hats

We Wear Many Hats

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Are you excited? Are you thankful to be a mom? A homeschooling mom? Most of us are wearing many hats—wife, mom, teacher, guidance counselor, chauffeur, referee, chief cook... When we homeschool, there may not even be a summer...

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Is a Support Group for You?

Is a Support Group for You?

Whether you are just starting off on the journey of homeschooling or are a few years into it, may I encourage you to surround yourself with other homeschool families? One way to do this is to get involved in or even start a support group (SG) in your area.  A support...

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Choosing Curriculum Part 2

Choosing Curriculum Part 2

  Curriculum Styles This is Part 2 of a two-part series on choosing curriculum for elementary and middle school. Read Part 1 HERE.  In PART 1 we explored why you have chosen to homeschool, your educational philosophy, and your vision for your homeschool. Part 2...

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Choosing Curriculum Part 1

Choosing Curriculum Part 1

Your Homeschool Philosophy and Vision (This is Part 1 of a two-part series focusing on choosing curriculum for elementary and middle school.)  Curriculum… the rabbit hole of rabbit holes for homeschoolers. Some of us love to talk curriculum, research it, categorize...

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Working with Your Kindergartener

Working with Your Kindergartener

Starting kindergarten with your child is an exciting time, not just for them but for you too. At this time, you get the opportunity to build a foundation for how school will work in your family and to start shaping the perspective your child will have about learning. ...

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