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Is It Okay to Have a Hobby Other Than Homeschooling?

Is it okay that I want a hobby outside of homeschooling? My four boys are 7, 5, 3, and 1. For the past eight years, my hobbies have included breastfeeding, potty training, laundry, feeding people, and researching homeschool curriculum. I'm … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Finish Your Homeschool Year Strong

When spring rolls around, it gets harder and harder to keep young minds focused on staying inside and finishing up the school year. As warm weather beckons outdoors, it’s tempting to put off schoolwork and head outside! Here is a … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Wrap Up Your Homeschool Curriculum in Time for Summer

Are you on track to finish your homeschool curriculum by your end-of-the-year target date? Or are you further behind than you had planned? If the latter, you could probably use some tricks for wrapping up your homeschool curriculum in time … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Keep Track of and Distinguish Characters in Read-Alouds

A story is more than words on a page. It’s the voices of the characters that keep readers engaged and propel the unfolding of the plot. Sonlight is a literature-rich program, and as such, there dozens of story lines and … 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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2 Keys for Homeschooling a Delayed or Struggling Reader

Micah is reading to his "friends" from one of the I Can Read It! books. One of the greatest benefits of homeschooling is that kids can learn at their own pace. Those who excel in a subject can move ahead at … Continue reading

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6 Helps for the Struggling Writer

I love words—all kinds of words, believing that that words, whether spoken or written, carry power and influence. I have always particularly loved written words. When I was young, I kept a journal to document my life and feelings. When … Continue reading

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