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Another Idea for Homeschool Planning: Loop Scheduling!

Another Idea for Homeschool Planning: Loop Scheduling!

Some homeschool days flow just like clockwork and other days unexpected things happen: someone gets hurt, the baby is fussy, a friend calls needing prayer and encouragement. And we end up feeling frustrated and discouraged at the end of the day because we didn’t get all we had planned done. We wonder how other homeschool […]

6 Popular Achievement Tests for Homeschoolers

6 Popular Achievement Tests for Homeschoolers

This is the time of year when many states require homeschoolers to send in the Intent to Homeschool Form to their local school district. If your state requires you to do an annual achievement test also, then you’ll likely need to list which achievement test you plan to use on this form as well. (Minnesota […]

Help! I’m Feeling Overwhelmed with Homeschool Planning!

Help! I’m Feeling Overwhelmed with Homeschool Planning!

Are you stressing because it feels like school is just around the corner and you don’t feel ready for your homeschool year? Maybe you’ve already done some planning, but you’re feeling like there’s still so much to do. Or like many of us, you may have put off planning all together, thinking you’d get to […]

Keep Your Summer Filled with FUN and LEARNING!

Keep Your Summer Filled with FUN and LEARNING!

Summer is such a great time to relax and have fun together as a family, and to also build deeper relationships with our children! I love this time of year! I recently heard it said that we only have 18 summers with our children, so we need to make the best of each one of […]

Overcoming the Most Common Homeschool Fears

I remember when I first started homeschooling, I had so many fears! In fact, we almost didn’t homeschool because of those fears. I thought I might ruin our children, or they might become awkward or ‘different’. I was concerned that I wouldn’t do a good job, or that I might fail somehow.  I’m so thankful […]

Strategies for Managing Your Home While Homeschooling

Strategies for Managing Your Home While Homeschooling

When I first started homeschooling, I didn’t really think about how much it would affect the rest of my responsibilities. Maybe you can relate to this?   I was so excited to start teaching our children, so I was very focused on how and what to teach. I didn’t think too much about how I […]

Finding Joy in Your Homeschool Journey

Finding Joy in Your Homeschool Journey

The holidays are done, and the new year stretches before us. It’s time to begin a new semester of school…and I’m guessing that some of you may not be feeling very excited about getting back into a school schedule again. Maybe you feel a bit overwhelmed with the idea of a whole new semester ahead […]

6 Tips for Homeschooling with Confidence

6 Tips for Homeschooling with Confidence

 As I talk with homeschoolers, one of the most frequent questions or concerns that I hear is “I don’t know if I’m doing enough?”  or “What if I’m doing something wrong or not teaching them enough?” Even though most parents are going above and beyond what they need to do in teaching their children, there’s […]

Tips for Choosing Curriculum to Fit Your Family

For many families, school is done for this year and the summer is in full-force. It feels so good to wrap up a school year, doesn’t it? And I love the summer months, such a great time to enjoy the outdoors and family time. It’s also the perfect time to do some unhurried research and […]

12 Amazing Benefits of Teaching With Games

12 Amazing Benefits of Teaching With Games

Over the years that we homeschooled, we played a lot of educational games to help our children learn. Phonics games, math games, geography games, strategy games, you name it, we probably played it! Our children really enjoyed learning through games! Even now that our children are adults, when we get together as a family, we […]

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