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Getting Started in Homeschooling: Tools to Use

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photo source Navigating the waters of homeschooling can be complicated. Not only is there dangerous weather to avoid, but there’s also much good to see and do. There are so many ports and so many islets to visit. You can’t do them all, so you just have to choose. Last week we talked about building […]

Misconceptions About Public School

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The following post is written by contributing writer, JessieLeigh: photo credit: Alex Grant There are so many factors to consider as we decide what path we’ll choose in educating our children.  And, happily, there are many great choices out there!  What works for one family may not work for another.   Priorities will vary from parent to […]

Getting Started in Homeschooling: Building Your Academic Calendar

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Years ago at an education conference, a homeschool attorney shared some of the basics to record keeping. I really appreciated his straightforward approach: Keep a calendar. Keep an attendance record. Have a written, prepared curriculum, or course of study. Record testing and other assessment scores. Maintain a record of lesson plans. While you need to […]

NEW Organizing Life as MOM – with Blogger & Homeschooling Add-ons

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It’s bigger! It’s badder! It’s too much fun! This past week I’ve been working on lots of new stuff to help me (and you) get it together and organize “life as MOM”. The result? The revised and updated version of “Organizing Life as MOM.” The updated 173-page book is filled with ideas and worksheets to […]

Getting Started in Homeschooling: Knowing the Laws in Your State

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photo source A few months ago I started this series about Getting Started in Homeschooling. I am, by no means, an expert on the topic. But, I do love spending my days learning with my children. We’ve been living this lifestyle for almost our entire parenting stint since shortly after our eldest son was born. […]

A Christmas Planning Ebook

Want to plan a fabulous holiday? A Simpler Season holds almost everything you need to do just that. This guide to planning the winter holidays provides creative ideas , time-saving tips, and budget-minded inspiration for making the most of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. With the busy family in mind, I’ve provided recipes, to-do lists, […]

Getting Started in Home Schooling: Selecting Teaching Resources

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In my younger, pre-kid days, my idea of summer fun was lying in the sun with a good book, taking breaks only to dip in the pool or grab a bite to eat. My lounge lizard days have been put on hold as I chase after my littles, keep track of my bigger kids, and attempt […]

What We Learned About Edible Wild Foliage

It all started with a little red berry. A little red berry and a toddler. I had taken my children to the park to play. My daughter, a toddler at the time, was roaming about the playground, just a few feet away, and then disappeared from my view around a corner. I was after her immediately, […]