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Not an Island: The Solution to Homeschool Isolation

Not an Island: The Solution to Homeschool Isolation

There is sometimes a misconception that homeschoolers like to keep to themselves and that they are not social. This is not why I began homeschooling. I never wanted to be an island. I did not want to hide out in my house to keep away from others. We Homeschool Moms...
Top Book Picks from 9 Year Old

Top Book Picks from 9 Year Old

My 9 year old is an avid reader and is always looking for a new reason to use her clip-on book light. She loves the Little House on the Prairie series and the usual classics like Little Women, Charlotte’s Web and The Swiss Family Robinson. But we have also discovered...
Online Options for Summer Learning

Online Options for Summer Learning

It’s almost summertime again!  Time for parents of school-age kids to start thinking about creating an array of fun, safe, healthy and educational “to do” lists to keep those kids happy and engaged.  Parents of school-age children consistently report...
Google Earth as Homeschool Supplement

Google Earth as Homeschool Supplement

Imagine yourself in my shoes: two tired preteens, teetering on the edge of disengagement with our daily course work. We’ve already done our math and writing, and we still need to do science and a few other peripheral subjects but our attention is waning quickly....
Take Care of Yourself, Dear Homeschool Mom!

Take Care of Yourself, Dear Homeschool Mom!

This week we took a week off from school to enjoy Winter Break. My kids were so excited to see a few playdates in our plans. While I was writing their fun activities for the week on the calendar I wrote in my own “playdate”. I was looking forward to checking out a new...

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