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Organizing Homeschool Books

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Get your home school ready for fall by organizing homeschool books now. Avoid overbuying or falling behind by knowing where everything is. Every once in awhile, I’ll buy a book that I already own. Usually it’s a book that I’ve been meaning to read and haven’t gotten to and yes, every once in awhile it’s a school book. […]

Getting Started in Homeschooling: Educational Philosophy

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As you embark on teaching your kids at home, consider your homeschooling educational philosophy which will shape your curriculum and your school. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. Homeschooling has been […]

Getting Started in Homeschooling: Deciding to Go for It

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Are you thinking about homeschooling? Wondering if it’s the right thing for your family? Here are some thoughts to help you decide if you should go for it. Years ago, 2011 to be exact, Kelley wrote in, asking about homeschooling and how to get started. I thought it might be good to answer her letter […]

You Never Know How Their Day Started

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At public school, your child will be surrounded by a wide range of morals, influences, and experiences. Life as Mom contributor JessieLeigh explains her strategies for equipping her kids for potential clashes. photo credit: Phil Roeder, used by license This post is written by Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh: One of the toughest things about […]

Missing School for Family Trips

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From time to time, a public school schedule just doesn’t work with family travel. Check out these prep tips for missing school for family trips. This post is written by Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh: Whether it’s for a holiday getaway or any other vacation or trip, many families will find themselves pulling their children from […]

School Volunteers: What You Can Do

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Public schools and teachers are always looking for school volunteers. Check out these ideas for different ways you can participate at school. This post is written by Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh: There are likely oodles of ways to help out and volunteer in your child’s school. Most classrooms welcome parent help in reading with little […]

10 Tools to Organize Your Homeschool

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You can facilitate learning and peace when you organize your homeschool. Here are 10 tools to help you get organized and enjoy your homeschool more. I’m officially in the throes of my 14th year of homeschooling. I’ve got about 10 more to go. I’ve learned a lot over the years. I probably have a lot […]

How to Store Your Child’s Artwork

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All of us have lots of treasures that our kids have created. While you can’t keep them all. Consider these ways to store your child’s artwork. This post was written by Phoebe Hendricks. As a parent, one of our biggest struggles is balancing the clutter and the love for our children’s artwork. While a part […]