How to Rise Above the Negative

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How to Rise Above the Negative

How to Rise Above the Negative

  So you are homeschooling, or thinking of homeschooling, you’re excited and start to share with others what you do or what you are planning to do…then it happens…. The negative talk, raised eyebrows and the hesitant…“Oh?” Sooner or later we are all faced with this and I hope that for your sake it is few and far between.  The truth of the matter is … the negative outlook others share can slowly eat away at us, not to mention it just plain ol’ hurts!  The negative talk can even make us question what is in our hearts and all

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I Have a Secret…It’s the Key to Your Home School Success!

Are you looking for  the  secret key ingredient to your success as a homeschooler, parent, entrepreneur, or even for your relationships? Are you full of passion but lack direction? Do you struggle with whether or not to follow your gut instincts? Chances are you may be forgetting to draw on and use this 1 important key.  While there are many facets to success, including plain old fashioned hard work, they will all fall short without this one little secret ingredient. It is something we all possess and it is strong enough to drive our motivation, inspiration and success. Have you

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23 Reasons Why We HomeSchool

23 Reasons Why We HomeSchool

Homeschooling is a is funny thing, it takes people who usually mind their own business and transforms them into out spoken, inquisitive folk.  The first question they will ask you is WHY? I used to really dislike getting bombarded with this question since it seemed like no matter what I said for my reasons why we chose to homeschool, they never seemed to be enough to satisfy those who were asking. Then I had a bit of a revelation… The Power of WHY Knowing your why will empower you in your: home school life business relationships sports workouts…..etc. The list

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Homeschooling with Games

Homeschooling with Games

“Break Free in Your Homeschool”  has made me think of so many mini posts! This one is about:   Games How often do you use games during your home school week? We used to play a lot of games and for some reason these past few months,  games have been an after thought or even pushed right aside.     Children love to play and they also need to play!   Playing  provides so much opportunity to lock in knowledge or learn something in a different way and often without realizing just how much they are learning. Playing board games,

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Homeschool Chemistry-Acids and Bases

Homeschool Chemistry-Acids and Bases

We have a small Chemistry kit and had a great day testing household products for acidity and alkalinity. I help set them up and get them going, then all I did was supervise and mediate. Through their own experimenting they came to conclusions that if a substance was at either end of the pH scale that it would be very harmful v.s. something that is closer to the middle or pH of 7.  That opened up some great discussion and lead to a list of what we will test next time. Not bad for 11 and 9 years old 😉

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