Category Archives: Planning, Organizing, and Scheduling

How to Run an Orderly Homeschool Without Being a Tyrant

Years from now, what will our kids remember about their homeschool experience?  Chances are that instead of remembering every book, fact, and project, our children will keenly remember how we made them feel during the homeschool day.  They’ll remember the … Continue reading

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How to Create a Family Anthology of Your Child’s Creative Writing

I’ve been looking for a way to make the most of the stories, poems, jokes, and plays that my children write as part of their Sonlight Language Arts curriculum. We’ve always added them to homeschooling portfolios and stored them in … Continue reading

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5 Ways to a Simplified Homeschool Environment

Do you find yourself frustrated with all the homeschool stuff cluttering your home? Do you feel like you are constantly rearranging and organizing? Do you wish you could downsize and rid yourself of the overabundant, ever-growing stockpile of school supplies … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Homeschool Organization in Small Spaces

A dedicated homeschool room sounds like a dream! maps and foreign language posters on the walls bookshelves neatly filled (but not crammed) with books a desk for each child a couch for Read-Alouds pencil jars and marker bins in a … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Balance Work Life and Homeschool Life

Whether you have a full-time job, a side gig, or volunteer in some capacity, that job takes a significant time commitment. Throw homeschooling into the mix, and your life may seem upside down very quickly. To create a lifestyle that … Continue reading

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Scheduling the Day for the Reluctant Homeschool Learner

Don’t make learning fun. I see educators try to hide learning under layers of unrelated pulp and nonsense. It’s thought that if we smuggle math within a noisy, colourful computer game, we can bypass the child’s natural hatred for math. … Continue reading

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Teaching Household Life-skills in a Mixed-age Homeschool Family

Home maintenance can overwhelm even the most organized of us and create extra havoc when children are involved. There are days I would rather throw in the towel instead of train my children for the thousandth time how to make … Continue reading

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