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A Preschool Education at Home

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Not going the traditional preschool route? That’s okay. You can provide your toddler with what he or she needs and still enjoy being home. Preschoolers and toddlers are loads of fun! Granted, there is spilled water, torn books, potty training and a few more messes than with older children. But, there’s also an innocence and […]

I Can’t Wait to Homeschool! (or How to Prepare for Teaching Your Kids at Home)

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This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. We decided that we were going to homeschool when I was pregnant with our first child. We didn’t really have an idea how were going to pull that off, […]

3 Homeschool (or Homework) Organizers

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This is it! School starts today! I’m sure that I’m not ready, but when have I ever been? Except for maybe that first day when I got to take my Mork and Mindy lunchbox to school. To be honest, I had kind of forgotten about school over the long weekend since I was busily recipe […]

5 Packable Lunches & a Printable Grocery List

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This post is sponsored by Snack Pack pudding: I was a child of the 70s and 80s. I went to Rosedell Elementary School. Mrs. Marcy was my favorite teacher of all time, second grade. I packed my lunch most days. One of my favorites was Tuna Salad in a pita bread with alfalfa sprouts. Yes, […]

Saving Money on Homeschool Supplies (Frugal Friday)

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This September marks our 12th year of homeschooling. Wow. I love this life we’ve chosen. It hasn’t been without its challenges, that’s for sure. But, it’s been good. Back in the day, 2002, to be exact, we had three kids five and under and very little money. The idea of private school was preposterous, but […]

Putting Together a Homeschool Binder

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Get organized for this year’s homeschool and stay that way with a homeschool binder where you can house your academic calendar, course of study, goals, lesson plans, assessments, and attendance records. I’ve been dragging my heels on the school thing. But, slowly I’m getting eager for the new year to start. I’ve figured out our […]

Homeschool Curricula Choices for the New School Year

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Be organized for the school year with a list of each child’s course of study. Ours go in my homeschool binder and provide a record of our homeschool program and coursework. I got an email from our Latin teacher that class starts next week. Really? Summer went by a little too quickly for my blood. […]

How to Homeschool This Year

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Now’s the time to start planning how to homeschool this year. I’m approaching it from a number of angles. This year, all six of my kids will be in school. The last few times I’ve said this, my listener has thought I meant I wasn’t homeschooling. They thought we were switching gears altogether and sending […]