Tag Archives: Homeschooling

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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3 Ideas for a Peaceful Homeschool in Quarantine

After the kids and I, one after the other, showed the dreaded symptoms of covid-19, we were fated to a month-long self-isolation. Without a co-parent, or even a walk around the block to ease the pressure, I’ve had a crash-course … 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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Teaching the Hidden Curriculum by Integrating Sonlight into Life

If Charlotte Mason was right, education is a life. Education will restructure a life, but it’s a two-way street. Life also structures education, intentionally or accidentally.  It is near-impossible to drum up a sustained interest in ancient literature if it … Continue reading

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From Public School to Homeschool: What Counts as School?

In public school, it’s easy to quantify school time. School time is from the time you arrive to the time you leave, approximately seven hours or so. Defining school hours gets a little murky, though, when we begin talking about … Continue reading

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How Sonlight Helps You Talk with Your Children about Racism

Even if we believe we need to talk with our children about race, the task can feel daunting at times. You probably want your children to grow up knowing that God made everyone, He loves everyone and we should love … Continue reading

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Talking to Children about Race

Have you ever read a book you couldn't stop thinking about? I keep returning to Nurture Shock because it has challenged some of my assumptions about child development. Take race relations, for example. Popular thought goes something like this: We … Continue reading

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