Homeschooling Tools to Use This Year

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There are all kinds of resources out there to help you teach your kids at home. While you don’t need all the things, there are a few key homeschooling tools that can make your school year easier. If you ever find yourself at a homeschooling convention, you will most likely wander the aisles of the […]

Building Your Academic Calendar for Homeschooling

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One of the benefits of the homeschool life is that you get to set the calendar! Here’s how to build an academic calendar for homeschooling. I’ll confess, one of my favorite parts of homeschooling is that no one else tells me where I have to be and when. While I’m a stickler for doing real […]

Knowing the Homeschool Laws in Your State

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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. Homeschooling has been one of the richest experiences in my “life as MOM.” While I am not one to say that everyone should do it, I’m confident in saying that everyone can do […]

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 […]

School Supplies List for Homeschool

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There are so many different doodahs and gadgets out in the world, it’s hard to know what you really need. I’ve narrowed this school supplies list to include our favorites for homeschool. It’s hard to believe that we just finished our fifth week of school. Crazy to think about when some years we don’t even […]