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Digital Discovery: Utilizing Support Through Internet Resources

60 years since the inception of the internet, you can now live completely via the web and never actually deal with anyone but the delivery man. It is a little scary how digitally dependent we have become. But for all the negatives that being online may bring us, it has opened so many positive opportunities. 

Homeschooling In A Hurry

When you suddenly find yourself homeschooling your children due to situations beyond your control, it may be overwhelming to even know where to begin. First, take a deep breath! No matter the age of your child, there are some wonderful options available that will make your transition from institution to home a smooth one, whether

“But You’re Not Awkward At All!” – Confronting The Stereotype

If anyone was set up to be an awkward homeschooler, it was probably me.  I lived at least 20 minutes from the nearest Dollar General and a good hour from a bowling alley or mall. We bought most of our essentials in bulk, not because we had a large family but because we couldn’t just

Live Life Abundantly: Encouragement from a Homeschool Mom

I just took a quick look at Rebecca Spooner’s curriculum, Gather Round Homeschool. In her intro, the author says something so important that I really wanted to share with you guys: She says she heard that homeschooling was hard. That this was normal. I’m paraphrasing here, but that’s the general idea. She thought it had

HLA Family Storybook: From Foster to Family

Over the past 13 years, my husband and I have had over 40 foster children. We've had two biological children and a special needs adoption from China. We never planned on adopting any more children, but one of our foster children was completely abandoned. We had taken her in at 10 months, but once she

Motivational Monday: Newbie Edition – Week 10

Enjoy Homeschooling! This 10-week series has been fun to write and hopefully has been helpful for new homeschooling families to read. We have received a few messages stating how much this series has helped families realize the joy of homeschooling and given them practical advice to be implemented in their own routines, and we are

Motivational Monday: Newbie Edition – Week 9

Adjust Accordingly   You have the freedom to change whatever needs to be changed. Especially if you are a HomeLife Academy family, you have the freedom and flexibility to edit or change anything in your routine or schedule. Unlike a public or private school, you can adjust based on observation. Maybe you are noticing that

Motivational Monday: Newbie Edition – Week 8

Ask For Help   Are you overwhelmed? Homeschool the kids, clean the house, cook the dinner, pay the bills… all of it can get overwhelming quickly. I’m sure this list is actually much larger for you and your family, and it continues to grow with no end in sight. How in the world do you

Motivational Monday: Newbie Edition – Week 7

It Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect   Everyone say it together: we will never be absolutely perfect no matter how hard we try. This is true in our marriages, our friendships, and our natural homeschooling routines. Now, as you read this, you might be thinking, “Well duh…” However, false perfectionism is something that creeps in

Lost Your Homeschool Spirit? Get It Back!

Summer vacation was a blast. You would not mind going back to those warm and sunny days. September came sooner than you wanted, but now it is here and time to start school. The only problem is somewhere over the summer, you lost your homeschool spirit. Now, you have got to figure out how to

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