Posts filed under: Home Schooling

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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Oh, Spring! How I wish we had more time to stop and smell your beautiful flowers. Even as a laid-back homeschooling family we are super busy in the spring. Our spring homeschool schedule is pretty minimalist. Since we homeschool year around,...
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Our daily schedule has changed again and so our daily homeschool schedule must also be revised. Read on to find out all about our new winter homeschool schedule, the boys extracurriculars and how I fit in working from home and...
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Science is one of the most fun homeschool subjects to teach my sons. Our family is pretty science-focused but we had to force our boys to focus on science. I create my own homeschool curriculum, but often the science portion...
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Yes! You CAN Work Full Time and Homeschool Your Children Are you a parent who is interested in homeschooling but you working full time? I have great news. You absolutely can work full time and homeschool. Yes, even if both...
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After spending way too much money on our first set of homeschool curriculum just to discover we hated it, I decided to create my own homeschool curriculum. While I love shopping for new homeschool workbooks and supplies, I quickly discovered...
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Did you know that there is no shortage of free homeschooling reading resources? Homeschooling doesn’t have to be an expensive venture.  There are plenty of resources out there that are completely free.  We’re fortunate to live in the digital age...
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What’s Wrong With Common Core Math? Before you read this post, check out this problem.  Did the common core method of calculation make sense to you?  It did to me.  But, that doesn’t mean I’m rushing to teach my homeschooled...
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I admit, my arts are music and writing. My husband is all science and sports. We don’t spend a lot of time on art (outside of music) around here because we fill our time with other activities. But, some of...
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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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If you’re looking for some great holiday gift ideas for the special homeschooled child in your life or just want to take advantage of holiday sales to add to your homeschool stash, now is the time! Check out this awesome...
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The Best 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 my boys...
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Happy Fall, Homeschool Mamas! Many of us are the midway point of this semester. The weather is gorgeous outside and sometimes our kiddos would rather be out there than trudging through homeschool lessons. That’s why I’m sharing some great tools...
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Is college worth it? For some, maybe. For others, no – college isn’t worth the expense or the time. That’s why I’m not encouraging my kids to go to college. Really, it’s not that simple. Let’s get this out of...
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October is National Learning Disabilities Awareness month, and I’ll bet that at least one person in your life has been affected by a learning disability. I have a family member with dyslexia, so being a part of providing helpful resource...
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Here’s An Easy Way to Make Homeschool Learning More Fun One of the reasons that we homeschool is so our boys can learn in an environment that supports their individual learning styles. We also strive to make learning as natural and...
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Math can be quite the 4 letter word but, with the right curriculum, it becomes an amazing tool that unlocks the world around us. Using the best math curriculum for your individual children is important because each child learns differently....
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I’ve heard about the Life of Fred series for almost as long as we’ve been homeschooling. It’s been highly recommended by fellow homeschoolers of various styles of homeschooling – secular and religious, eclectic and structured. Life of Fred was written by...
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One of the questions I’m asked about homeschooling is what a typical day looks like. Whether you’re already homeschooling or thinking about homeschooling it can be fun to take a peek into another homeschool family’s daily routine. Our daily homeschool...
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It’s back to school time! Every summer you dutifully shop for your children so that they have everything they need for back to school. You get them off to a great start with all of the essentials because you are a...
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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 a good...
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So, you think you wanna home school?   If you’ve begun to research how to get started with homeschooling you might feel a bit overwhelmed.  Curriculum, co-ops and cover schools, oh my!I remember when we first began homeschooling. (Find out why...
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I’m pleased to have Dani Pettrey, author, mother of two and grandmother of one as a guest poster.  After you read Dani’s homeschooling wisdom and tips here, please visit her website, follow her on Facebook and Twitter.  Don’t forget to check...
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