Category Archives: Planning, Organizing, and Scheduling

How Taper Scheduling Increases Your Child’s Confidence

Taper scheduling is for students with a lingering problem subject for families who feel like we’re stuck in a rut for homeschool parents who have snapped at a child recently, after explaining the same thing for the umpteenth time If you’re … Continue reading

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17 Scheduling Tips for Homeschooling the Very Large Family

A few years ago, in part due to foster care and health issues among family members, we had eleven children under age twelve at our house every day for close to a year. Growing from four children to eleven almost … Continue reading

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Ingenious Ways to Keep Younger Children Busy While Homeschooling

Anyone who has toddlers and preschoolers at home knows that homeschooling is a challenge with little ones underfoot. Most preschoolers don’t have the patience to wait a few minutes while you work on a math problem with your 12-year-old or … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Have a Morning Meeting for Your Homeschool

I’m sure you have heard of a productivity strategy that splits a to-do list into the urgent and the important. The Eisenhower Matrix, as it is commonly known, says items which are both urgent and important must be dealt with … Continue reading

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5 Cleaning Strategies for the Busy Homeschool Mom

Having a large family can be chaotic. And messy. One child might be cutting paper, a second playing with LEGO bricks, and a third sewing, while other children are in their rooms playing with toys. Dishes pile up, laundry hides … Continue reading

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An Alternative to Chore Charts for Large Homeschool Families

As a busy homeschooling parent with a full time job and many children to teach, I need a home cleaning routine that runs smoothly so I can focus on homeschooling my children. In other words, I need everyone to pitch … Continue reading

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Using Sibling Delegation in Your Homeschool: Benefits and Tips

In this photo, the H. family is testing the acidity of different foods. This is an activity scheduled in Science A curriculum. Being a parent is a monumental task all on its own. When you add in being the primary … Continue reading

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