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Knowing the Homeschool Laws in Your State

Knowing the Homeschool Laws in Your State | Life as Mom

Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, but each state has its own homeschool laws. If you’re going to teach your children at home, you need to be aware of these homeschool laws. I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. Nothing in this post can be construed as formal legal […]

Getting Started in Home Schooling: Selecting Teaching Resources

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There’s so much to choose from when it comes to teaching resources for homeschool. Consider these tips for choosing curriculum. 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 to grab a bite to eat. My lounge […]

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 […]