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The faster I go ...

the behinder I get! That seems to be a common theme in the month of February. The holiday "high" is over, motivation is hard to come by, and for some of us, winter is lasting forever. Every day I wake … Continue reading

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The Early Years - Phonics

Teaching a child to learn to read is, IMHO, one of the most satisfying tasks of homeschooling. Watching understanding dawn on your student's face as they finally are able to read their first sentence, and then their first easy reader … Continue reading

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What Happens if it Doesn't Work?

I was chatting with a new homeschooler via phone this morning. She's about two weeks into her school year and her son is just whizzing through the math and history products she chose. Her greatest concern was that she had … Continue reading

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Mom is my teacher?

This is the time of year when veteran homeschoolers are getting back in the routine, and those who have chosen to move their students from public or private school to homeschooling are facing the unavoidable transition time. There have been … Continue reading

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I love new pencils

One by one, homeschools are gearing up and beginning a new school year. A friend recently Facebooked a picture of her elementary aged kids on their first day of school. The picture shows brother and sister sitting at the dining … Continue reading

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Homeschool Mom Guilt

So you want to homeschool your children? OK ... first let's see if you "qualify". Please check all that apply from the following list: You use cloth diapers only You grow all your vegetables (and then can or freeze them … Continue reading

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Homeschooling and the Economy ...

Having recently spent a weekend at a large homeschool convention, and trying to discern if attendance was up, down or stable, I decided to do a bit of surfing to see what the Web had to say about the effect … Continue reading

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