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7 Great Ways to Celebrate Women in History

March is national Women in History month, a time to take a break from your normal history or social studies routine and actively focus on women’s history. Instituted in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan, Women’s History Month seeks to shine the light on the accomplishments and contributions of women throughout history. Why? Because, as President […] READ MORE

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Helping Your Homeschooler Prepare for College

Homeschooling is a great way to help your children prepare for college. It instills qualities and skills that many traditional schoolers don’t learn until they reach college. Homeschoolers have the advantage of learning time management, motivation and self-teaching long before they ever set foot into a college classroom. Because of this, they often have an easier time […] READ MORE

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5 Easy Ways to Make Homeschool Math Fun

I’ll never forget the moment I thought I hated math. I was in fourth grade trying—and failing—at understanding long division. My teacher was by the book, a worksheet loving, stand-at-the-board teacher who was less than inspiring when it came to math. I just couldn’t get the process down and felt like a total failure every time […] READ MORE

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The Best Educational Apps for Elementary Homeschoolers

Homeschool parents love their choice for many reasons, including the ability to choose how and when children learn. Because homeschoolers have more time and can focus on the individual needs, homeschool children are often ahead of the curve academically. Homeschoolers blaze trails in the world of integrating new methods and ideas for teaching children. This is especially […] READ MORE

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How to Make Homeschool Science Come Alive

I distinctly remember sitting in sixth-grade science class and almost falling asleep while we were reading from our textbook about the animal kingdom and phyla. I hated science for a good reason. We learned it only through textbooks. Since becoming a homeschooling mother, I’ve committed myself to making homeschool science both engaging and exciting for my homeschoolers. […] READ MORE

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How to Apply to College for Homeschoolers

I remember applying to colleges like it was yesterday. I remember the excitement of online college searching, the Google image searches of college campuses, and the long phone calls with admissions counselors. Choosing a college is, in many cases, the most important decision of your life thus far. There are so many things to take […] READ MORE

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FAFSA Tips and Strategies for College Bound Homeschoolers

You’ve made it to your senior year of high school and can see your future ahead of you. What an exciting time! But you’re most likely carrying the worry about how you’re going to pay for your dream school and graduate without piles of student loan debt. The key to solving the college debt mystery […] READ MORE

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Why Homeschool Socialization is Important

People ask me about homeschool socialization all the time. As a former homeschooler, my friends who were not homeschooled are often surprised that I’m not “socially awkward.” What’s strange is that it’s not just the traditionally schooled who think that homeschoolers are socially awkward. For some reason, many homeschoolers feel that same way. But homeschoolers, like everyone […] READ MORE

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Winter Field Trips for Homeschoolers

As the song goes, “Baby, it’s cold outside!” My family always comes down with a sickness in the winter. No, it’s not the flu. It’s cabin fever, and no one gets hit harder than this homeschool mama! While I’m often tempted to stay in my jammies and put on the Discovery channel every afternoon during this season, […] READ MORE

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Learning Styles for Homeschoolers: Your FREE Guide

Countless studies, books and philosophies throughout the years examine learning styles and whether or not they truly matter and impact how we learn. Some experts claim learning styles are irrelevant, others claim they are essential to effective teaching. In the homeschool world, we have the ability to merge the best of both worlds, using what works in our […] READ MORE