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Middle Grade Gift Ideas

Middle Grade Gift Ideas

Gift giving for the middle-grade kids seems super easy at first. They are interested in all kinds of things which makes the list of options super long, but then it becomes almost too much to sort through. If your kids are anything like mine, they still have a hint of...

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5 Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy Without Losing Your Mind

5 Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy Without Losing Your Mind

Living a healthy lifestyle can be challenging under normal circumstances, and even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few tips for keeping your family healthy -- without losing your mind! Make Sure Everyone Drinks Plenty of Water Most people don’t drink...

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What Virtual Schoolers Can Learn from Homeschooling

What Virtual Schoolers Can Learn from Homeschooling

A lot of people are turning to homeschooling resources these days and not just those who are homeschooling.  Large swaths of the country’s student population have been forced to school virtually or participate in some kind of hybrid program which puts them in a brick...

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5 Resources for New Homeschoolers

5 Resources for New Homeschoolers

Homeschooling is a fast-growing trend in the United States. Whether you’re online by choice, out of necessity, or still considering your options, here are some of the best resources for new homeschoolers. Home School Legal Defense Association If you’re concerned about...

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How Online School Works

How Online School Works

Although every online school is different, it's important to remember that a great online school works however the student wants it to work.  Although each online school is different, online learning is about personalized learning and personalized learning allows the...

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Benefits of Having a Laptop or Tablet for College Students

Benefits of Having a Laptop or Tablet for College Students

There are many benefits to owning a laptop and/or tablet while in college. Here is a detailed list of these benefits and how this might help students who are deciding whether or not to switch from a desktop or public devices (such as library computers) to laptop...

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Back to School? I’m Not Sure…

Back to School? I’m Not Sure…

How do you begin to talk to your child about COVID-19? How do you remain calm while informing them about the state of the world, without making them feel scared or anxious? Let me start by making this very clear: whatever decision you make as a parent for YOUR child,...

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How to Help Your Kids Process Current Events

How to Help Your Kids Process Current Events

There is a lot going on in the world today. In the age of social media, the news is at our fingertips and oftentimes easy for children to access as well. If your child is asking you to explain recent events that you’re nervous to talk to them about, the tips below may...

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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

ESSA OVERVIEW In December of 2015, U.S. federal education law changed rather dramatically.  As part of a long-overdue system review overhaul, the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) was signed into law with full bipartisan Congressional support. In short form, ESSA is...

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The Teach Has to Become The Student to Become The Master

The Teach Has to Become The Student to Become The Master

It is the information age.  What once could only be accessed through university professors and at the cost of tuition is now readily available online and often for free.  If you want to become a good teacher, $300 in books and 30 hours online will get you a long way...

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Homeschooling Pros and Cons

Homeschooling Pros and Cons

Homeschooling can be a fantastic option for many families but it isn’t right for everyone. It’s best to look into the advantages and disadvantages before making the decision to homeschool your child. Here are some homeschooling pros and cons.   PROS:  ...

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Fun School Activities You Can Do With Homeschool

Fun School Activities You Can Do With Homeschool

As you're considering transitioning your child from the public/private school to homeschool, you're probably wondering how you would be able to keep the activities that your children love doing in school, at home while you're homeschooling them. Schools offer classes...

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Digital Library Resources for Homeschoolers

Digital Library Resources for Homeschoolers

The COVID pandemic has turned our entire education system on its head. Decisions are being made and revised on an almost daily basis. No one is entirely sure what will be the best arrangement for K to 12 children in the coming year or two.  In the meantime, funding...

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Homeschooling – The Best Years of Our Life!

Homeschooling – The Best Years of Our Life!

After five months of being cooped up inside our house, my son needed reassurance that the pandemic would not bulldoze his former existence, that distance learning would not destroy his social life, and that wearing facemasks around town would not be required forever....

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Help For New Homeschooling Parents

Help For New Homeschooling Parents

THE PROBLEM FRAMED At 7:16 in the morning on August 2, 2020, under the headline “Working Parenthood is a Terrible Deal Right Now,” BuzzFeed news reporter Vanessa Wong pinpointed the anxiety that has gripped most parents of school-age children in the U.S.  “Thanks to...

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