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3 Steps for Teaching Multiple Ages to Learn Independently

“Mom, can you read this to me?” “Mom, can you help me with this?” “Mom, I have a question!” You probably hear these words from your own children, like I do, many times every school day. I find I am … Continue reading

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8 Types of Portfolio Proof for the Literature-based Homeschool

Some homeschool parents are required to keep records of their children's’ work by state regulations. Other parents want to keep a portfolio for sentimental reasons or to practice keeping records for high school. Whatever your reasons for wanting to keep … Continue reading

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4 Questions to Ask Your Harshest Homeschool Critics

We’ve all met a homeschool critic. From the well-meaning neighbor who retired from teaching in 1997 to the UPS guy who doesn’t have children but is sure your local public school is the best in the state,  it’s annoying to … Continue reading

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3 Ways To Give Your Summer Structure

Summer promises freedom. And, oh, do we crave that freedom—freedom from the obligation of daily assignments, the to and fro of weekly practices, and the hectic pace of co-op schedules. But then, sometime around the five-week mark of an extended … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Use the Power of Routine in Your Homeschool Day

Every single morning, I do the same thing. I do it almost without thinking as I am usually still half, if not fully, asleep. I go to the bathroom, change into the clothes I laid out the night before, brush … Continue reading

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7 Keys for an Extraordinary Education at Home

Parents choose to homeschool precisely because they want their children to excel and to make a place for themselves in the world. But many parents copy what the public school is doing, buying desks and a stack of workbooks. This … Continue reading

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10 Clever Solutions for Chronically Missing Pencils

Sometimes it's the small homeschool frustrations that have the largest potential to derail the school day. Take the matter of sharpened pencils... Can you relate to the frustration of not being able to find a pencil when it is time … Continue reading

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