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Rules Are For Breaking

Rules Are For Breaking

I have been attending a conference for writers this week. Some of the attendees are published authors, while others are aspiring to write the unknown. This isn’t the first of these conferences that I’ve attended and I’m always happy to hear how many rules are actually...

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20 Tips from a Homeschool Mom

20 Tips from a Homeschool Mom

As millions of students are home from school due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, many parents are thrown into the world of homeschooling.   One mom, PJ Monroe, offered these 20 tips for new homeschool parents: Don’t panic, you are not going to ruin your child’s...

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Sudden Home Bound Learners – Covid-19 – Coronavirus

Sudden Home Bound Learners – Covid-19 – Coronavirus

You may have found yourself suddenly surrounded by kids and their presence and needs are a bit overwhelming. As adults, we can take a few deep breaths and strategize how to make the best of a tough situation. Here are a few ideas to help: Be realistic. Remind yourself...

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Loneliness

Loneliness

We all have experienced loneliness. There are all kinds of situations that cause us to feel alone: a recent move, changing churches, getting a cancer diagnosis, dealing with infertility, living far away from family, starting a new job. The homeschooling lifestyle is...

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Motivation for Homeschooling Moms

Motivation for Homeschooling Moms

Homeschooling moms have to be self-motivated. You are homeschooling because you have chosen what you felt was best for your children. Does that mean you wake up at the crack of dawn in a cheery Mary Poppins mood highly motivated to instruct your children? Or are you...

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Boosting Motivation for Kids

Boosting Motivation for Kids

Homeschooling requires motivation from both parent and child. Since there is not the outside accountability that comes with a traditional school environment to keep grades up, how can you motivate your kids to keep going? Identify the Problem First, identify the...

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The Pros and Cons of Joining a Co-Op

The Pros and Cons of Joining a Co-Op

Three years ago, a homeschooling friend of mine approached me and invited me to join the academic Co-Op she was starting for homeschooling families. I had never really thought about it before. What should I do? Bottom Line Before I join anything, I like to know what...

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The Answer to Your Study Problems

The Answer to Your Study Problems

Imagine a place where you keep all of your flashcards and practice quizzes together, have things organized according to how you feel they would best be organized, and can never run out of office supplies for studying again. Pretend there was a way to create your...

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Two Kids. One textbook.

Two Kids. One textbook.

Two of my children are 19 months apart. When they were little and I was tossing around the idea of homeschooling, someone wise advised me to teach them together for simplicity's sake. When I pressed this advice against the framework of who my kids actually were at the...

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Homeschool Field Trip – A Big Payoff!

Homeschool Field Trip – A Big Payoff!

It was a warm day. Spring was coaxing winter to release its icy grip on Southwest Colorado. It was the kind of day to shrug off cabin fever and take homeschool on the road! We headed to the park where we learned a new vocabulary word – inundated! Those greedy ducks...

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