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Interview with a 7th Grade Homeschooler

Interview with a 7th Grade Homeschooler

When I think back to my 7th grade year, I cringe with moments of embarrassment and stress. I am always a little confused about the people that say they enjoyed middle school….how is that even possible? Now that my daughter is that age, I was interested to see if...
Homeschool Fitness Ideas

Homeschool Fitness Ideas

I remember almost flunking an assignment that was given to the class by our fifth-grade teacher. We were supposed to come up with a physical fitness routine we could do at home. There were certain criteria we were supposed to meet, none of which I remember now. But I...
Avoiding the Homeschool Comparison Trap

Avoiding the Homeschool Comparison Trap

We are all aware of the dangers of comparing ourselves or our kids with others, so why do we do it? Areas of Comparison Over the years I have personally struggled with comparing myself to others. From the locker room, to my home, to church—everywhere there were people...
What to Add to Homeschooling

What to Add to Homeschooling

If you have been homeschooling for any length of time you’ve heard the old argument of socialization.  However, the majority of homeschoolers are the most social people you will ever meet. We are always looking for the next opportunity for our kids to learn new things...
Teaching Kids About Money

Teaching Kids About Money

When I was a teenager my parents took me to dinner with some of their friends, one of whom was a financial advisor. He was sharing about a recent client of his who was in his twenties and had just landed a career that came with a generous paycheck. Soon after their...
Homeschool Mentors

Homeschool Mentors

Homeschooling can be a lonely endeavor, kind of like walking on a rickety rope bridge with the hopes that the ropes are strong enough to carry you across to the other side. One of the key ways to make this giant task a lot less scary is to have a mentor. Mentoring has...
Teaching Kids About Money

Teaching Kids About Money

When I was a teenager my parents took me to dinner with some of their friends, one of whom was a financial advisor. He was sharing about a recent client of his who was in his twenties and had just landed a career that came with a generous paycheck. Soon after their...
Creating a 5 Year Plan for Homeschool

Creating a 5 Year Plan for Homeschool

As most of us sit down to make our homeschool plans for the upcoming year, I am reminding myself of the importance of having a long-range plan. My husband and I do this for big family-life decisions, finances and with work planning; but often I become so focused on...
Ansel Adams Summer Assignment

Ansel Adams Summer Assignment

GEOLOGY + ANSEL ADAMS + CAMERA = AN AMAZING SUMMER ASSIGNMENT This past semester, my kids did an in-depth study on rocks and geological formations. During our study, we began noticing all of the amazing outcroppings, (extremely large rocks that reveal themselves to...

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