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January Homeschool Checklist: Taking Inventory

The new year is here, and even though it isn’t a new homeschool year, there is some housekeeping to be done! January is the perfect time to do a mid-year review of your homeschool, assess your progress, and set goals for the rest of the year. This ultimate January...

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Winter Field Trip Ideas to Beat the Cold Weather Blues

It’s cold and snowy outside. The kids are restless and spring is months away. Winter can make homeschool difficult. You feel trapped. (Possibly going crazy) Homeschool cold-weather blues are common. Don’t let them get you down. Escape your schoolroom and find these winter field trip ideas. Winter can be the...

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Pros & Cons of Homeschool Unit Studies

If your family is tired of textbook learning, or you have a child who learns best through hands-on projects, unit studies could be your best friend. Unit studies are short or long term curriculum plans that teach most or all of the coursework revolves around the same theme. So,...

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How to Create Fantastic Homeschool Unit Studies

Homeschool unit studies are a wonderful way to homeschool, but where do you begin? How do you build a unit study? It is easier than you think. Here is a simple step by step guide for building your next homeschool unit study. Choose a Unit Study Topic What is the focus...

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How to Fail at Homeschooling….

Homeschooling your children is a monumental task. If you ask, most homeschool moms would tell you that their biggest fear is failing! Everyone wants to get it right and do the best for their children. However, sometimes trying hard not to fail at homeschooling is the surest way to...

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Free Homeschool Portfolio

Print our Free Student Portfolio! Homeschool record keeping is an important part of a successful homeschool. There are many systems for record keeping available. One of the most popular and flexible systems is a portfolio. This quick start guide will show you how to easily build a portfolio successfully for...

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Can You Afford to Homeschool?

Homeschooling, like anything with kids, can be very expensive! You may be hyperventilating when you search for curriculum options. This can lead many prospective homeschoolers to quit before they begin. They feel like they could never afford homeschooling. Homeschooling does not have to be expensive!With a little planning, it...

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Bible ABC Dab & Dot Worksheets

One of our best-selling curriculum notebooks is our Letter of the Week Bible ABC program.  If you haven't yet had a chance to check it out, you'll definitely want to head over to our eStore to view the course overview and sample pages. One of the most common questions I...

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5 Tips to Balance Homeschool Busyness

5 Tips to Balance Busyness in Your Homeschool

The demands on moms today, especially homeschool moms, are overwhelming. The truth is, most of those demands we create for ourselves. Do you find yourself say, "I'm so busy!" or even, "I'm way too busy." I understand. Here are five tips to find homeschool balance and why super mom is...

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Free Homeschool Planner

Free Homeschool Planner

I know you are likely winding down from your 2017 homeschool year, and I am right there with you!  We are counting down the days till summer vacation over here, and it can't come quick enough!  With the wrapping up of another successful homeschool year, it's the perfect opportunity to...

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Local Homeschool Field Trip Guide

Yesterday we shared a list of 100 Fun-Filled Homeschool Field Trips you don't want to miss! Today, we are sharing a simple, editable planning template you can use to create a guide for your local homeschool group. Let's face it...keeping your children busy learning can be a difficult task.  This guide...

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Thanksgiving Math & Literacy, Art, Science & More….

Do you ever wish someone would just plan out your entire homeschool year for you....then maybe bundle it all up and email it to your inbox on Monday morning? Yeah....me too. Well, I don't have an entire YEAR of curriculum to send you, but I do have something that will make your homeschool planning super...

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Thanksgiving Math Games for Kindergarten

  Thanksgiving is right around the corner and you might be looking for fun ways to get your students learning this holiday season!  I know my kiddos sure enjoy a little FUN during the holidays and with our brand new Thanksgiving SMART Pack you can still include educational content   Thanksgiving...

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Christian Character Curriculum

Parenting is SUPER EASY!   (Said NO Mom EVER!!) Parenting is likely the hardest JOB you or I will ever have. It's truly NONSTOP. Which means it really NEVER Stops. Like Never Ever Ever Never Stops. Sometimes it slows down for a while... A short while... Just enough for you to catch your breath and lick your...

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