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Are Homeschool Field Trips Worth It?

Are Homeschool Field Trips Worth It?

Spoiler Alert: yes and no. According to Wikipedia, “a field trip or excursion is a journey by a group of people to a place away from their normal environment. The purpose is to observe and educate with experiences outside of their everyday activities.” The goal is to...
Homeschooling on a Budget

Homeschooling on a Budget

The Cadillac Model This homeschool mom makes a one-click purchase for a complete boxed curriculum which includes all the fiction and non-fiction books the child needs for the entire year, all maps, timelines, period table chart, DVDs, and consumable workbooks to go...
Homeschool Spellers Travel to National Bee

Homeschool Spellers Travel to National Bee

Even though homeschooling accounts for just 3% of American schoolchildren (1.5 million of 50.4 million in 2016-17), 7.4% of the 285 contestants in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee come from homeschools.  This means that twenty- one homeschool students will test...
How to Create a Restful Homeschool

How to Create a Restful Homeschool

In the recent ten or twelve months, I’ve noticed many articles and books about slowing down. It seems that the pendulum has hit its max distance. We’ve all seen the effect that over-scheduling has on our kids and families. Now the pendulum is heading back toward...
Summer Learning

Summer Learning

As summer approaches, one of the big debates is whether or not to do summer school. There are good thoughts on both sides of the conversation. I’ve personally done both depending on our schedules. The benefits to summer homeschooling are obvious: Continued learning...
Yes, You Can Work and Homeschool Your Children!

Yes, You Can Work and Homeschool Your Children!

While the number of U.S. parents homeschooling their children continues to grow, many families depend on two-parent incomes and can’t envision managing to homeschool in addition to working full or part time jobs outside the home.  Although combining...

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