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Integrating a Child With Disabilities Into Your Homeschool

As a homeschooling parent, you know that all children learn in different ways. Some are visual learners, while others learn best through a hands on approach. Providing instruction in a way that works best for your child will greatly enhance the learning experience.

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Do You Really Need Expensive Curriculum to Homeschool?

The answer to this question really depends on you, your kids and your family’s lifestyle. Not everyone will be able to homeschool the exact same way; but the short answer is: NO, you don’t need expensive curriculum to homeschool your children. It CAN be done without spending a ton of money!

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Will the Common Core Affect Your Homeschool?

Common Core and Homeschooling

Complaints abound for the new “Common Core” curriculum and its standards. According to its website, The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. But what does this really mean, and how ...

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50 of the Best Homeschooling Blogs – 2014

Did you see our recommended list of homeschooling blogs from last year? Maybe you were a featured blogger? Whatever the case, it was so incredibly popular with y’all, so I figured it must have been super helpful. As a result, I wanted to update the list with this year’s favorites! Here is my updated list of MUST-READ homeschooling blogs for ...

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How Do You Know if Your Child is Learning Enough?

measuring against the public school measuring stick

One of the questions I get asked most often is “how do you know if your child is learning enough?” To someone in the public school system, this seems like a valid question. It certainly did to me, as someone who attended public school as a child. But then you must ask yourself: who dictates how much a child should ...

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Tips to Get Your Child to Love Reading (Even if They Hate Reading)

How to Make Your Child Love Reading Time

Do your kids love to read? Do they hate to read? Reading leads to the improvement of so many different skills, from spelling to grammar and even creativity and imagination. If your kids hate to read, don’t despair! there are ways you can make it more fun. I actually have 3 children that don’t like to read. It’s weird for ...

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What to Do When Mom is Sick

How to Keep Kids Occupied When Mom is Sick

In the public school system, there are substitute teachers available when a teacher gets sick. Unfortunately, homeschooling moms don’t have that option. Here are some ideas for what to do to keep your kids busy when you get sick.

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How to Find College Scholarships that are Open to Homeschoolers

How to Find College Scholarships for Homeschoolers

When I was in high school, we had special counselors to help us choose colleges, fill out applications, and find financial aid and/or scholarships for school. Unfortunately, as homeschoolers we don’t always have that option. So are homeschooling kids eligible for scholarships? That’s what we’re going to talk about today!

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How to Be a Super Organized Homeschooling Mom

How to Be a Super Organized Homeschooling Mom

One of the biggest things I have learned about homeschooling is that organization can make things a lot easier all the way around. While I have learned this, I haven’t necessarily applied it…but it’s my goal to be more organized, especially since I now have a college bound teenager in high school. I thought it would be helpful to share ...

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How to Use Pinterest to Find Free Homeschooling Resources

Are you on Pinterest? It’s such a great site to use as a virtual bulletin board. Many people use it to pin mere pictures that attract their attention, while still others pin websites that grab their attention. Pins from the latter half hold a smorgasborg of gems that all of us can benefit from! If you don’t already have an ...

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Why I Don’t Want Socialization, and You Shouldn’t Either!

One of the biggest objections people have to homeschooling is the perceived lack of socialization. However, if the experiences kids have in public school now-a-days counts as this “socialization” that the general public seems to think our children need, I don’t want it! Let me explain what I mean…

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Planning the High School Years – Part 3

So, where are we at now? We have covered creating a list of planned courses and how to create high school transcripts; today we will be discussing the high school portfolio. Exactly what is the portfolio? Why does your student need one? What do I put in my child’s portfolio? You’ll get answers to all of your questions!

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Planning the High School Years – Part 2

Last week in Planning the High School Years Part 1, we talked about how important it is to plan out the courses your child wishes to take over the 4 high school years. Today, we are going to delve into the world of high school transcripts and record keeping. I think this may be the part that scares a lot ...

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Planning the High School Years – Part 1

Homeschooling through the high school years scares a lot of families. In fact, I know a lot of people who home school their children until high school, then put them in public school. But it doesn’t have to be scary! I, too, have a new high school student as of this fall, so I am going to walk through the ...

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