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Enjoying Christmas While Homeschooling

Bah humbug! You have to homeschool during the Christmas holiday. Forget how you got here (starting later in the school year, taking that extra week off when you really needed it, planning an exciting spring vacation next year). Now, the month of December you wanted to take off has school in the mix. Guess what?

Having Confidence in Homeschooling this Holiday Season

Ah, the holidays. It is a time to wind down and get a respite from the homeschool life. It brings cooler weather, longer nights and good food. It also brings those relatives. You know the ones. The ones who come visiting with a judgmental eye for you and ready with 20 questions for your children

Have You Got the First Year Homeschool Blues?

This may not be not a fact, but is most likely the truth: the worst homeschool year you will ever have is the one you are in now, the first year. Beginning something new is always hard and homeschooling is no different. You started the school year feeling confident and encouraged. As the school weeks

How to Keep the New School Year Excitement

Homeschoolers greet the beginning of a new school year (or semester) with a gusto that cannot be matched in enthusiasm by any other type of person. It is a new beginning and glistens as brightly as newly unboxed curriculum that arrives at your doorstep. We cannot wait to open the box or start the first

Motivational Monday: Newbie Edition – Week 6

Refill and Recharge Now that you have had a few months to devote your heart and soul to homeschooling, it is probably a good time to check in on you. How are you doing, really? Have you found a groove for daily tasks and activities? Are your kids getting used to the new routine? If

Motivational Monday: Newbie Edition – Week 5

Building Your Homeschool Village You’ve heard it before, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Nowhere is that more true than the homeschooling journey. Sometimes, homeschool families are prone to feeling isolated as a result of being home alone with their children all day, but it does not have to be that way! You

15 Steps to Our Original Purpose: A Testimonial

Sometimes, life is too overwhelming. There are moments when you have to pause in order to prevent an explosion. While juggling the daily physical needs of your family:  laundry, meals, and clean bathrooms, you may also feel the weight of what it means to raise good human beings who have mental and emotional needs. Homeschooling

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Pick Your Homeschool Battles (and Everyone Wins)

Once upon a time, there was a homeschool mom of children. Said Homeschool Mom was extremely excited about beginning the new homeschool year. Much preparation had gone into planning everything. Walls were painted, new desks were bought and every supply her children would possibly need was neatly placed on the child’s personal shelf next to

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Homeschooling for the First Time? You’re Not Alone!

Taking on the task of homeschooling your children is not an easy one. If this is your first year as a homeschooler, someone should probably tell you that decision was the easiest one you will make while on this journey. The first year will also probably be the hardest. Just know it does get easier

Welcome to Summer Camp at Home

Summer camps can be expensive. Depending on your budget and the number of children you have, affording camp for everyone may not be an option. That does not mean your children have to miss out. It just means you, as a parent, must get a little bit creative. Fortunately, creativity is what homeschool parents are

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