• Current Events
  • Helpful Tips for Beginning to Homeschool Mid-Year

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    I’m assuming that you are thinking about homeschooling… maybe you’ve been discouraged with your children’s education for a long time… maybe you’ve just realized that things aren’t working. In any case… January is just as good a time to start as any!! …and from what I understand you can start homeschooling whenever you choose in […]

  • Encouragement
  • Giving the Gift of Encouragement

    I think we all struggle with this. We get caught up in the mundane, the day to day… work, school, eat, sleep – repeat. We forget that we are molding and shaping – influencing the next generation with each word, each action. Encouragement – affirmation – praise are fundamental needs in our children’s lives. We […]

  • Current Events
  • Encouraging an Attitude of Gratitude

    Fall is one of the best times of the year, and not just because the weather begins to cool off and the leaves turn amazing colors. Fall is the time of year we turn our hearts toward deeper things, and actually focus on gratitude and thankfulness. I know it’s something that we should be focusing […]

  • Encouragement
  • How not to Lose Your Focus in Life’s Chaos!

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      Life can be crazy. Chaos happens. But, it doesn’t have to get your home school off track. With our family of 8 we’ve been through this many times. Sickness, moving, or life events can all cause a serious disruption of home school life. Yet, it doesn’t have to blur our focus from what’s important. […]

  • Home Education
  • My Homeschool Game Plan in 5!

    So, it’s officially “Back to Homeschool!”  And, we’ve been having a great time – how about you? We have really swapped things up this year, and have tried a totally new combination. It’s been working great, but we are definitely taking some time to get into new habits. So, in a nutshell here’s our Fall 2016. 10th […]

  • Book Review
  • Review of Traces of Guilt by Dee Henderson

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    “Gabriel Thane is the sheriff and lifetime resident of Carin County Illinois, committed to upholding the law and keeping the residents safe. Lieutenant Evie Blackwell is a State Police Detective skilled at investigations.  She launches a new task force to reexamine unsolved crimes across the state.  She begins work with the sheriff’s department on a […]

  • Curriculum
  • Finding Your Best Fit Curriculum Now!

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    Yeah, it’s August. For real… and time for those dreaded words… Back. To. School. (or home school – LOL!) If you haven’t already, you may be on the hunt for the perfect curriculum for your home school. Sometimes I’ve already found it by now and I’m planning away my year. Other times (like this year) […]

  • Home Education
  • 5 Surprising Ways to Summer School

    5 Suprising Ways to Summer School

    How can we make this summer different? How can we cover the gaps? How can we make up that course? How can I get a BREAK while the kids are still doing some learning? These are my questions this summer… I know –  I. NEED. A. BREAK.  – probably more than my kids need a break. […]

  • Encouragement
  • Get Through College Debt Free

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    Yep… it’s tough. Most think it’s pretty near impossible, but there are a few things that you can encourage your graduates to do to make it through without a mountain of debt. Take the SAT/ACT till you get a qualifying score. Yep – I know, it sounds daunting but it can be done. Be sure to […]

  • Curriculum
  • Review of Science4Us and Time4Learning

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    We’ve been homeschooling for (what seems like) a million years. LOL! Not really, but it’s been over 11. All of those years have been homeschooling 5 or more kiddos at once. If any of you are in that same boat, you know that it isn’t easy to get it all done without working smarter!  One […]