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New Year, New Beginning

There is something about the beginning of the New Year that brings a sense of peace. Everything is fresh, exciting and well, new. It is a new beginning. You are filled with enthusiasm to do great things. Along with having energy to begin a new semester, you feel capable enough to “right all of the

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How To Start Homeschooling Mid-School Year

Making the decision to homeschool is not an easy one. That may be why you decided to put it off (again) until the beginning of the next school year. The only problem is, you do not think you can wait that long. You believe now is the time, but know it is in the middle

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You Decided to Homeschool? You Need No Explanation!

Homeschooling. It is not a new term. In fact, some of your close friends are doing it too. At first, you wondered if you should homeschool. After learning more about it, you had decided homeschooling is a good fit for your family. Then you share your excitement with your extended family and friends who do

Is Homeschooling Becoming a Problem?

It is October. How are you doing with that thing we call homeschooling? For those of you who started school in August, you are probably dusting off your heels with more than two months of school already under your belt. For those who started a little bit later in September, congratulations to you with several

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How to Have an Easier School Week

If you homeschool, you know not one week is ever the same. A well planned week does not always guarantee you a week that flows as perfectly as your plans. On the flip side, the plan may work well one week and completely fall apart the next. That is just homeschooling. It does not matter

“Should I Homeschool?” Recap

On July 26, HomeLife Academy opened its doors to the community of Jackson, Tennessee. There are tons of people in our community who are thinking about homeschooling and have many questions that Google can’t answer. They have personal, related-to-them questions and we desperately wanted to answer. “Should I Homeschool?” was designed specifically for those families

5 Things You Need to Know if You Are Thinking About Homeschooling

5 Things You Need to Know if You Are Thinking About Homeschooling (Or Even If You’ve Been Homeschooling for 20 Years) Thirty years ago when my first child was born, I had never heard of homeschooling. At the time, my husband was on active duty with the Marine Corps. The summer Emily turned five, I

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Fun Ways to Celebrate the First Day of School

Ready or not, here it comes . . . the first day of school. That day comes every year for all of us and often, it is the same routine. Books are cracked open, pencils hit the paper and it is non-stop studies until school is over for that first day. The first day of

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How to Do the Homeschool Purge (to Sell)

Homeschool curricula is to a homeschool parent as toys are to a young child; one can never have too many. Certainly, after reading that statement, there are many of you smiling and nodding your head in agreement. Unfortunately, that is a homeschool myth. It is not fact, but instead fiction (books . . . fiction

Why Do Standardized Testing?

If you are at the end of your school year, you are probably breathing a huge sigh of relief. You have just spent the last nine months (or more) teaching your children everything that was listed on your to do list for them to do. There was math, reading and writing with a little bit