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Historical Fiction Books I Read in October

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Did you read any good books in October? I’ve got four fun historical fiction books to share this month, all of which will expand your horizons. And your kids’. I guess you can tell it’s the school year based on which books I’ve actually read! As a homeschool mom, the months of September through May are […]

Homeschool Curriculum for the Year and a Very Long Discussion on Our History & Literature Study

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Wondering what homeschool curriculum for five kids aged 8 to 15 looks like? Here’s what we’re studying this year as well as mom’s take on classical history and lit. It’s our 9th week of school and I’m finally getting around to sharing our curriculum choices with you! For once it’s a good thing that I took […]

Getting Started in Homeschooling: Teaching More than One Child

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Teaching more than one child in a homeschool setting is not the easiest thing in the world. But, it’s totally possible for you and your children to thrive. Homeschooling one child can be a challenge. It can make a mom shake in her boots to take on the responsibility of teaching her child at home. […]

Creating a Daily Routine for Your Homeschool

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Creating a daily routine for your homeschool can add structure and direction to your homeschool day, help you and your students be more productive, and make the school year more fun. Ready to teach your kids at home? You’ve researched until you’re blue in the face; you’ve shopped until you’re ready to drop; you’re all […]

How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

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Want to improve your family’s diet? Make fresh produce a little easier to swallow. Follow these tips to get your kids to eat more vegetables. You can read every “healthy eating” or nutrition book under the sun and you’ll see a range of recommendations. Some folks say no grains. Others say no meat. Still others say […]

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 […]

Back to School Traditions to Celebrate

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It’s important to have ways to mark the passing of the seasons. Practicing back to school traditions can be a great way to celebrate a new school year and transition to a new routine. It’s hard to say goodbye to the lazy days of summer. I, for one, prefer not to have obligations and schoolwork to […]

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 […]