Posts filed under: Home Schooling

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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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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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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