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Stories from New Homeschoolers: Schools Are Open Again. Now What?

As life is slowly returning to normal after Covid-19 upheaval, it’s natural to start thinking ahead to the next school year. We asked families who chose to homeschool in 2020 because of the pandemic about their plans for educating their … Continue reading

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3 Reasons I'll Keep Homeschooling Even After Covid-19

We sent our kids to public school for the first five years of their education. In many ways, it was a good experience for us. Our kids learned to read and learned their math facts. They performed well on state … Continue reading

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My Journey from Public School Booster to Homeschooler

Like so many parents, my husband and I entered the 2020-2021 school year full of concerns about educating our children. As graduates of the public education system, we prioritized living in a neighborhood within an excellent school district. We both … Continue reading

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The Surprising Simple Joys that Pandemic Homeschoolers Discovered 

We asked new 2020 homeschoolers about the simple joys they have discovered this school year, and boy, did they tell us! Although many of these families were forced into schooling at home when schools closed or changed to virtual models, … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Pursue Academic Excellence in Your Homeschool

Homeschoolers tend to do better than their traditionally-schooled peers on standardized tests. But once when I spoke at a homeschool group, I noticed a subtle, troubling attitude toward academics. I heard comments like: "Oh, we probably won't get to math … Continue reading

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More Reasons Kids Love Homeschooling: Stories from New Homeschoolers

In the decision to homeschool, one factor is sometimes forgotten — will the kids enjoy it? Will they thrive while doing school from home? Homeschooling is a family affair, so everyone needs to be on board with the lifestyle to … Continue reading

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"I could NEVER homeschool because. . ."

A woman stopped by our house in the middle of the day last week. She was hoping to sell us something. Most interestingly, she had her 7-year-old daughter with her, even though it was a school day. The woman was … Continue reading

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