Category Archives: Homeschool Basics

Homeschool 101, getting started, and articles for those new to homeschooling. Here are the basics every homeschool parent wonders about and needs to have clarity on.

5 Reasons Not to Avoid Tough Topics with Your Kids

I’ve heard it over and over. I’ve even thought it myself. I remember specifically reading the book Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans from HBL D. As I was reading about human sacrifice, I remember looking over at my fourth grader and … Continue reading

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5 Keys to Help You & Your Spouse Decide to Homeschool

When you feel in your heart that God is calling you to homeschool, it’s tempting to plow ahead and make the decision, leaving your spouse behind. I understand...I’ve been there too. When I began feeling that God was calling us … Continue reading

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13 Ways to Change Your Child's Attitude Toward Copywork

Copywork...some kids love it. Some kids hate it. If your child is in the hate camp, you might be wondering how to make it more enjoyable for them. I’m here to help! Copywork doesn’t have to be a drudgery. It … Continue reading

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The Difference between Reluctant and Hungry Eaters (and Learners)

Have you ever tried to feed a toddler who doesn't want to eat? You don't get very far. It's a lot of work, and most of the food ends up on the floor. But if that same toddler is hungry? … Continue reading

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Christmas School: Adding Holiday Cheer to Homeschool Academics

It’s the time of year when festive carols are playing, Christmas performances are happening at local venues, and streets are filled with beautiful lights on homes. All I want to do is to ditch real life for watching Christmas movies, … Continue reading

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Stories from New Homeschoolers: How to Juggle Working & Teaching

In the Sonlight Connections group (membership for anyone with a free account on sonlight.com) and the Teacher Connection group (membership offered to qualified new Sonlighters), we asked brand new, unexpected homeschoolers how they are juggling working with teaching their children at home. Bottom line … Continue reading

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7 Steps to Starting a Homeschool Co-Op You & Your Kids Will Love

Homeschool co-ops are a source of connection and fellowship for families all over the country. At co-ops, bonds are formed, and people come together for one purpose: raising and educating children. My family began a homeschool co-op in our small … Continue reading

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