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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 Ways to Enjoy Spring While Still Getting Homeschool Done

As winter (mostly) loosens its grip, and the spring colors and spring weather emerge, it is the perfect time to celebrate being a homeschooler!  While public school children have to take snow days, homeschoolers can school through most of the … Continue reading

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A Typical Day in the Life of a Large Family Homeschool

Two chickens are roasting on the counter in the biggest slow cooker you’ve ever seen. A lanky teenage boy is sprawled on the couch reading Willa Cather’s My Antonia. A blond preschooler is clambering over the end of the couch … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Homeschooling Multiple Children

Have you seen the video where someone is trying to line up a litter of cute, cuddly kittens? If you haven’t, let me spoil it for you: it doesn’t work very well! As you can imagine, it’s a full thirty … Continue reading

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Making Lunch a Bonus—Not an Interruption—to Your Homeschool Day

When homeschooling, it’s easy to think of learning as the main event, while mealtime is more distraction than necessity. Lunch can interrupt the daily flow, making it hard to get back on track with lessons again afterward. Meals are Almost … Continue reading

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How I Decided Between a 4-Day or 5-Day Homeschool Curriculum

Even for veteran homeschool parents, choosing a homeschool curriculum for the new school year can be a wrenching decision. Recently I was faced with a tough decision: Would I choose a 4-day curriculum or a 5-day curriculum? I provide daycare … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why I Homeschool All Summer Long

Summer is usually viewed as a time of freedom from school, where children can spend long, lazy days with nothing to do, but have fun and relax. So, then, why would anyone want to force their children to do schoolwork … Continue reading

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