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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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Raising Patriotic Kids in an Unpatriotic World

Raising Patriotic Kids in an Unpatriotic World

If there’s ever a time to instill patriotism in our kids, it is now! In a time where history is being re-written, American heroes are being vilified, family values are disappearing, and the Constitution is being trampled on, it is imperative that we parents raise up...

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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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Easter: A Time for New Life

Easter: A Time for New Life

Spring has sprung! Can you feel it down deep in your soul, that shaking off of the winter chill and opening the windows to let the warmth of the Sonshine revive your spirit? It’s almost Easter! Why is Easter always on a different day? This year Easter is Sunday, April...

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Hiking, History, and Homeschooling

Hiking, History, and Homeschooling

Spring is coming and your kids are probably ready to head outside! Have you considered exploring some of Indiana’s State Parks? Indiana has some amazing state parks, and homeschoolers love bringing meaningful education into all aspects of their life. Plan a school day...

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How Do YOU Homeschool?

How Do YOU Homeschool?

Share your photos with us!   Does your family do school in the family room? At the kitchen table? In the backyard?  Do you do field trips? Educational road trips? Service projects? Isn’t the freedom that homeschoolers have to learn in many different ways...

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Learning With Your Preschooler

Learning With Your Preschooler

When and how to homeschool your preschool-aged child is very much a personal choice. Even though it is a personal decision, many parents wonder what to do with their preschoolers academically. Are their young kids learning enough? Will they be prepared for their...

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Ten Reasons to Homeschool Your High Schooler

Ten Reasons to Homeschool Your High Schooler

Part 1 of a 2-Part Series When I was in high school, eons ago, the common saying was that high school would be the best four years of your life. Many homeschool parents balk at the idea of tackling high school subjects and activities for their teen children, but...

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