Posts filed under: Home Schooling

How to Homeschool Your Second Grader for Free When I was a new homeschooling mom, I spent way too much money on two complete homeschool curricula for my sons, who were then in 2nd grade and Kindergarten.  It was not...
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How to Homeschool Your First Grader for Free When I was a new homeschooling mom, I spent way too much money on a complete homeschool curriculum for my sons, who were then in 2nd grade and Kindergarten.  It was not...
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How to Homeschool Your Kindergartener for Free When my family first began homeschooling, I thought I needed an expensive, complete curriculum.  I plunked down big bucks for an everything-included, boxed curriculum for my 2nd grader and his kindergarten-level brother. About...
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Easy Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Kids Hey, mamas! Let’s reduce, reuse, recycle the fun way with some cute toilet paper roll crafts. What’s better than saving the planet while doing a craft with your kiddos? Craft time doesn’t have...
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25 Easy Construction Paper Crafts for Kids of All Ages Kids love crafts, right? But sometimes crafts get really involved or require a lot of supplies. Not so with these adorable construction paper crafts. Paper crafts were always so much...
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One Mom’s Story of Homeschool Mom Burnout Editor’s Note: Today we’re blessed to have Lisa from Rest for the Weary as a guest writer.  I’ve heard many moms talk about homeschool mom burnout over the years. While learning how to...
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Is Grade Level Important in Homeschooling? The quick answer? Yes, no, and maybe. Or maybe not. We need to dive deeper to really understand when grade level and homeschooling matters and when it doesn’t. As a homeschooling parent, you’ve probably...
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Homeschooling an ADHD Child My youngest son, who is almost fourteen, lives with ADHD. When I began my homeschool journey in 2008  he was only two and I had no idea that I’d be homeschooling an ADHD child someday. While...
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Five Great Children’s Books About Fall Oh, sweet Autumn!  It’s that time of year again when we all feel a little more snuggly.  There are few things more precious on a cool fall day than snuggling up with your kiddos...
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No Mess Fall Crafts for Toddlers When my boys were little I took a job at a preschool working with two-year-olds. As the head teacher I had the responsibility of coming up with the craft each day. I loved this...
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15 Awesome Art Gifts for Kids As our family’s “birthday season” approaches, I’ve begun to look for some great art gifts for kids to give my boys this year. My family is pretty well rounded when it comes to extracurricular...
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Does Common Core Math Work? Does common core math work? Yes and no. We’ll talk more about that in a minute. If you’re here for the new math help for parents, scroll to the bottom of this article for those...
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30 Frugal or Free Homeschooling Resources I’ve been homeschooling for over a decade and, with the exception of the first year when I spent nearly $1000 on a packaged curriculum that we hated, I’ve mastered homeschooling for free or frugally....
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56 Free Homeschool Math Resources After we spent way too much money on our first set of homeschool curriculum only to discover we hated it, I decided to create my own homeschool curriculum. While I love shopping for new, affordable...
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56 Free Homeschool Reading Resources Fortunately for homeschooling parents there is no shortage of free homeschooling reading resources! Homeschooling doesn’t have to be an expensive venture.  There are so many online resources that are completely free.  We’re fortunate to live...
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Yes! You CAN Work Full Time and Homeschool Your Children Maybe you’re here  because you work full time but you’re interested in homeschooling. Maybe you already homeschool but you need to work outside of the home. No matter your situation...
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Free Homeschool Planning Printables Homeschool planning is one of the most fun, but most time-intensive parts of homeschooling, in my opinion. Some homeschool moms, like myself, love homeschool planning and some homeschool moms just want to get through it as...
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Free Homeschool Science Resources Science is one of the most fun homeschool subjects to teach my sons. Our family is pretty science-focused but we prefer an unschooling approach to learning science. There’s just so much to explore and each child...
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Our Daily Homeschool Schedule I’m often asked what our typical homeschool day looks like. Whether you already homeschool or you’re thinking about homeschooling it’s fun to take a peek into another homeschool family’s daily routine. I’m happy to share our...
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Our Spring Homeschool Schedule Oh, Spring! How I wish we had more time to stop and smell your beautiful flowers. Even as a relaxed homeschooling family we’re super busy in the spring. Our spring homeschool schedule is pretty minimalist. Fortunately a...
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Our Winter Homeschool Schedule Our homeschool schedule tends to change with the seasons. Not only does having a flexible homeschool schedule fit our lifestyle it also keeps things fresh and keeps the kids engaged. I love that our homeschool schedule...
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How to Choose a Cover School for Homeschooling In some states homeschooling statutes require that homeschooled students must attend a church school or other private school in order to be within the law. Currently, my state doesn’t have any laws that actually address...
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Several years ago we decided to homeschool year round. There are many benefits of year round homeschooling that our family loves. Because we homeschool year around it may seem like we’re a super-serious, hard academic homeschool family. Actually we’re relaxed homeschoolers...
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56 Free Language Arts Resources for Homeschoolers Language arts is one of my favorite subjects to teach my children. Maybe because I’m a writer? Over the years, I’ve found many great free language arts resources for homeschoolers. We’ve enriched our...
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If you don’t homeschool year round you probably start your school year around August or September like the schools in your area. Even though most homeschoolers have the freedom and flexibility to make their school year as simple as possible,...
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56 FREE Homeschool Social Studies Resources I’ll admit, I didn’t really enjoy social studies in school. While I remember a bit about geography, history is a blur. Sure, I memorized what I needed for tests and made good grades, but...
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Hello, summer vacation, goodbye, school year! Unless you’re my kids, of course. We homeschool year round. Poor kiddos. But don’t feel too sorry for them. We’re on a three-week break right now. It seems to me like summer vacation gets...
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Working Full Time and Homeschooling One of the most common questions I’m asked about my family’s lifestyle is, “How do you work full-time and homeschool?!”  I explain that some in my post about working full-time and home schooling.  I sense,...
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Which of the Different Homeschooling Styles is Right For Your Family? Whether you’re a veteran homeschooler or just getting started on your homeschool journey, you’ve probably heard that there is more than one way to homeschool your children. If you are new...
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If your kids are as into science as mine are, then you’re going to love this great holiday gift guide for kids who love science. We’ve always tried to get gifts for our boys that were educational so as they’ve...
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