Posts filed under: Homeschooling

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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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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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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Where to Find Computer-Based Homeschool Curricula In our second year of home schooling I came across a message board post regarding computer based homeschool curriculum.  I decided to give it a shot and to use it as a supplement to what...
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How to Answer Annoying Homeschool Questions If you’re a homeschool mom, you have probably been involved an awkward conversation with a friend, family member or stranger who has tons of questions about how and why you homeschool.  Many of us...
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Editor’s Note:  This post was written by Our Small Hours contributor Christine Field of Real Mom Life. To find out more about Christine visit the Current Contributors page.  Be sure to follow Christine on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Legal Concerns and...
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Secular Homeschool Curriculum One of the most commonly cited reasons for home schooling  is religion/spiritual beliefs.  Currently, the world of American home schooling is dominated by politically conservative Christians. Evangelical Christians have broken the way for the rest of us, made...
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Free Online Homeschooling Resources There are so many free online homeschooling resources, proving that homeschooling doesn’t have to be expensive.   I’d like to share with you the free online homeschooling resources I’ve found to be helpful.  This post will be...
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How Much Time Does Homeschooling Take? When I first began to research homeschooling, one of the things I wanted to know more than anything else was how much of a time commitment I would have to make.  I found it...
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How to Create Your Own Homeschool Curriculum When I began my home schooling journey I was overwhelmed by the incredible number of curricula available.  I had no idea where to start.  If you are there, please check out this book...
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Why Do Parents Choose to Homeschool? The number of students between the ages of 5-17 who are homeschooled has risen by over 68% since 2003. (source)  Even still, the percentage of homeschooled students in the U.S. is only around 3.5%. The...
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Editor’s Note:  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nickelodeon’s Blaze and the Monster Machines. All opinions are 100% mine. Nickelodeon’s Blaze and the Monster Machines There’s a new kids’ show in town and this one...
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How to Convince Your Husband to Homeschool Although we’ve been homeschooling since 2008, we almost didn’t homeschool at all.  My husband was not supportive of homeschool in the beginning.  Since he’s a pretty easy-going guy who is open to experience, I...
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Editor’s Note:  This post was written by Tiffany from Mommy Methodology.  To find out more about Tiffany, please visit her website here.  Be sure to follow Mommy Methodology on social media:  Facebook, G+ and Pinterest. Can We End the Home School...
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