Category Archives: Back to School

Tips for a New School Year

With the new school year upon us, I'd like to offer a few tips that I learned over the years we homeschooled and afterward as I have listened to and talked with hundreds of other homeschool parents. May this encourage … Continue reading

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Stories from New Homeschoolers: Why We Opted for School at Home

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 about their choice to school at home with Sonlight … Continue reading

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Back-to-Homeschool Checklist: 10 Must-haves for Schooling at Home

I was cruising through our local Target earlier this week only to be stopped in my tracks by a back-to-school display. Even with social distancing creating a new school situation for many families, bright displays of school supplies still signal … Continue reading

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What to Do When Your Curriculum Is Back-ordered or Delayed

You've finally decided to homeschool! And you chose your curriculm. Yay! But it's back-ordered. Or maybe it's delayed due to long shipping or fulfillment times. Boo. Waiting is always hard. But a temporary delay to your desired first day of … Continue reading

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7 Solutions When a Rocky Start Threatens Your Homeschool Year

Starting a new homeschool year is so exciting! Just the thought of sharpened pencils that still have their erasers, fresh notebooks, and newly cracked books set my heart racing. Yes, I’m totally that mom. I’m also the mom who knows … Continue reading

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Seven Tips for the New Homeschool Year

Box Day came and went. You snapped that first-day-of-school photo (or not), and now you may be weeks into your new homeschool year. How is it going so far? I know the excitement and trepidation a new year can bring. … Continue reading

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How to Plan Your Entire Sonlight Year and Reclaim Sunday Nights

A few years ago I found a homeschool planning method that has completely changed my life! I switched from weekly homeschool planning to planning for the entire year, and I will tell you...I will never go back! I don’t know … Continue reading

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