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  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Encouragement
  • 10 Ways to Instill a Love for Learning

    Momschool way to instill (1)

    Don’t you wish that just once you might hear a child say, “I really really want to learn about that!” My children and the children that I’ve taught over the years will often get interested in learning something once it’s been presented or once I’ve piqued their interest with a cliffhanger. Yet, to just request […]

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  • Simple Crafts for Kids

    SIMPLE CRAFTSFORKIDS

    I don’t know about you, but I really hate to hear the “B” word. It’s a terrible word, full of despair and desperation. However, if used at our house… the consequences are many! So, if anyone decides they are truly bored, I’ll gladly and swiftly help them out of that situation. In order to have […]

  • Curriculum
  • Top 5 Self Learner Tips

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    I posted recently that we were going to incorporate some new ideas into this year’s homeschool education. With six chidren, it is always a struggle to stay on top of everything. Yet, in most every area of my life – I am on a constant search for methods, practices, gadgets, apps, etc. that will make […]

  • Encouragement
  • Using Life Experience to Teach

    I must admit, I believe homeschooling is an awesome way to teach. Are you asking why? I’d love to share why…I believe it is simply because teaching doesn’t stop after you finish your studies. Teaching and learning is a lifestyle. When you plan your grocery list for the week, do you involve your children? You can teach […]

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  • 10 great Summer Home school Ideas

    Summer ideas

    Not everyone agrees about school in the summer. Even I don’t agree with myself sometimes… (that’s a problem, huh?) I don’t know about you, but when summer rolls around I really really need a break! So, typically our summertime is just that – a break for mom. However, the kids do keep their brains active […]

  • Home Education
  • Celebrate Cheesecake Day!

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    Today is Blueberry Cheesecake Day! I know there’s an “official day” for just about everything and everyone. Yet, don’t you think it’s fun to add a bit of “out of the ordinary” to your homeschool day every once in a while? I sure do… which is why I love celebrating special “food” days! So, in […]