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7 New Year’s Resolutions for Homeschoolers

Life moves so fast. Sometimes I feel like I’m in one of those glass-bottom boats, watching moments slip by like fish under the glass. Each new year makes me feel a little older, and a little more aware of just how precious life is. While I can’t make time stall, or capture the fleeting moments, I […] READ MORE

Homeschooling During the Holidays

You have heard (and read and seen on countless radio, TV, and newspaper ads) the phrase, “Home for the Holidays.” You are part of the elite group that approaches this time of year with the phrase, “Homeschooling during the Holidays!” For most parents, holidays involve a big change for families whose children attend traditional schools: Their […] READ MORE

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National Stories Month Activities

The “holiday season” is upon us, like it or not. And, like a big hill on a roller coaster, we are about to slide into Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, (and maybe a birthday in between). With these celebrations comes family time.  So, it makes sense that November is National Stories Month! We’ve […] READ MORE

Homeschool Trends: Nature Journals for Homeschool Science, Part II

In our last post, Homeschool Trends: Nature Journals for Homeschool Science, we gave you four great reasons to start nature journaling as part of your homeschool science, or summer science, routine. From appreciating nature to understanding the importance of conservation, there are so many reasons to start nature journaling. But as the weather gets colder […] READ MORE

Five Ways to Avoid Summer Learning Loss

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again. — Elizabeth Lawrence The long and golden days of summer are forever etched into our adult memories as a glorious period of freedom and joy. I clearly recall roaming in […] READ MORE

High School Homeschool 101: Financing College

Homeschooling families are resourceful. We bond well, work efficiently together, and cheer each other on. Most families who choose to homeschool their kids have a college education in mind. When you make the calculations and discover the actual costs involved, sticker shock is a common way to feel. However, finding a way through the tricky […] READ MORE

Homeschooling at the End of the Year

The bees are buzzing, the robins chirping, the temperatures rising — all of these show that summer is quickly approaching. If you’re following the traditional school-year calendar, it’s that time of year where everyone is restless to get and stay out until the sun goes down — which can make homeschooling hard because your children […] READ MORE

How to Plan the Perfect High School Graduation

When all of the schoolwork is completed, the last test has been taken, and your homeschooled teen is ready to pursue the next phase of his or her life — it’s time to graduate! While some people believe graduation ceremonies are an artificial milestone, they also signify a rite of passage. They signify both an […] READ MORE

Mother’s Day Craft Ideas

Mother’s Day is a wonderful way to honor the fearless mom, grandmother, or aunt in your life. My mom is pretty amazing. Throughout the years, she has always been there, wiping away every tear and giving me her incredible twenty-second hugs. She tirelessly worked to be the best mom she could, and on top of […] READ MORE