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Homeschool 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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Preschool Morning Basket

In the mornings, my preschooler is ready to go before my coffee does its magic. By observing his activity levels, I also know that the mornings are his prime time to learn. However, his energy level does not usually match my energy level, so I needed a way to...

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Sometimes Homeschooling is an Internal Battle

It was a wrestling match between one part of my brain and the other. The part of my brain that appreciates organization, values when all the parts to the game or puzzle are put away with the game, and finds rest in order began to twitch as the other side of my brain-...

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Homeschool Field Trips

Homeschool Field Trips: Planning Fun Without a Magic School Bus When I was younger, I loved the TV series “The Magic School Bus.” Ms. Frizzle would take her class all over the solar system in their magic bus; I got to learn about internal organs, what makes us sick,...

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Book Review: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve with Science

For that moment when you want to put something in the hands of your 10 year old that won’t cost a fortune, won’t send them down rabbit trails of drama, and will keep their attention for quick spurts, something like this book is a great choice. 65 Short Mysteries You...

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Homeschool Extracurriculars

For some, the thought of adding “extras” to your homeschooling day sends shivers up your spine and makes you want to hide under the school table. You already have a full to do list and the idea of seeing more people is a lot to handle. For others, the problem with...

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Protect your homeschool goals by setting boundaries

Guard Your Homeschool: Protecting Your Goals by Setting Boundaries You are at home doing what you do, homeschooling your kids. Can you watch the neighbor’s kids for a couple hours every day until she gets home from work? Could you help out with your grandparents more?...

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The Power of Asking “Why?”

One of the best lessons I have learned as a parent lately was taken from a short lesson in our simple detective textbooks- you know those thin, little supplementary books you buy in a moment of weakness? Yep, one of those. My kids and I learned that one of the most...

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Global Student Network Virtual Open House

Attend a Virtual Open House Sign Up To Attend Join Global Student Network for our virtual open house.  At our open house, you will learn more about Global Student Network’s product offerings and how GSN can meet your individual homeschooling needs.  We will provide a...

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How Do Homeschoolers Socialize?

But How Will Our Homeschoolers Socialize?! I doubt there is a homeschooling parent who has not heard the following sentence from friends, family, and strangers when they mention they are homeschooling: “But how do you expect your child to socialize with other...

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