• Home Education
  • Make Your Field Trips Great!

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    Field trips can be a great vehicle for learning and experiencing. Yet, even some of the best field trips can turn into disaster without a few guidelines. here are a few tips for an awesome field trip… 1) Make sure your field tip fits the age of your children 2) Don’t go during peak season. […]

  • Current Events
  • 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 […]

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  • The Power of Praise


    In my days as a private school administrator, I cannot guess how many times I heard parents tell me that their child was gifted and they thought… once enrolled, the child would simply need to be advanced a grade. It is funny, but most of those children were just good, healthy, “normal”, yet wonderful children. […]

  • Curriculum
  • Does your Education FIT?


    For most of us, there was something about typical education that just didn’t fit. For whatever reason, we felt that we needed something different for our children’s education. Education is all about a good fit. Like a pair of shoes that may be too tight – you want to get out of those as quickly […]

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  • Helpful Tips for Beginning to Homeschool Mid-Year

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    Starting to homeschool is never easy, but it isn’t any more difficult to start in January. In fact, it’s a great time to start. Homeschooling Mid Year I’ve noticed over the years that many people take the homeschool plunge in January. I know, some of you might think… Really? Well, it’s not so weird when […]

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  • Making the Most of a Busy Time

    I must apologize… it has been quite awhile since I’ve posted some good material! It’s been pretty crazy around here for the last couple  months. My grandfather passed away from a stroke back in March, and my grandmother has been having some issues. Grandpa was 84 and grandma is 82, and both were/are amazing people! […]

  • Encouragement
  • How do You Define “Homeschool Success?”


    For every family, that answer will be different. What do you want for your family?Start with  the big picture of what you want from homeschooling, and then work back from yearly goals, subject goals, to daily goals. If you desire to be a success, you m ust know what that success looks like. Make sure […]

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  • Pinterest and the Homeschooler…


    I think most of you know that I contribute to the Time4Learning Community Blog. This week I created a post that I think is very important to the homeschool community. A combination of two of my loves… Pinterest (ahhhhh….) and homeschooling! (Almost as good as chocolate and peanut butter… maybe) I thought that I would […]

  • Curriculum
  • Carnival of Homeschooling – Fall is in the Air!

    homeschool life

     As I’m sitting down to put together this October 15th Edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling, I glance out my window and see the beginning signs of fall. The leaves on the trees around my home are turning those beautiful well-known shades of red,orange, purple, and even yellow. Though Spring is my very favorite time […]

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  • Simple Tips for Teaching Homeschool Science

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    I love teaching my children science, especially when we do it right. It can be the most exciting part of  our day! You see, that’s the key – science is simply a study of life and the things around us. You can’t simply do science out of textbook and be done with it! There is […]