Category Archives: Planning, Organizing, and Scheduling

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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No More Skipping or Forgetting Timeline and Mapping Activities

"Already they are making connections when we add new stickers and they notice what else is already on the page!" —Cynthia H. of Champaign, IL "One of our favorite parts of Sonlight curriculum is using the maps. I am a … Continue reading

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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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