Choosing Homeschool Curriculum

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Choosing Homeschool Curriculum

Choosing Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschool curriculum is a hot topic among those new to homeschooling as well as those of us who have been at it for a while. Questions about curriculum are some of the most common, perhaps even running neck-and-neck with the ‘socialization’ question. A vast array of amazing curriculum  exists to support you in this journey, no matter what method(s) you use or special needs you may need to address. We have options! In fact, it can sometimes feel like there are too many choices and you can feel overwhelmed.    (Remember the first homeschool convention you went to and the

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Homeschooling Independent Learners

Homeschooling Independent Learners

    Independent Learners … it’s what most of us strive for in the homeschooling of our children. Having kids who can read, decipher and then apply new information without us holding their hand through it all is a valuable skill. I am lucky to have independent learners.  Even the youngest who requires my help to read instructions is quick to go off on her own once she knows what she needs to do. Having kids who will go off on their own to learn, gives me a bit more time to do other things.  I am able to tend to

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Engage Eye to Eye and Learn with Your Kids!

Engage Eye to Eye and Learn with Your Kids!

Eye Contact… we expect it, but do we give it? How often have you heard yourself say to your children … “Look at me when I talk to you!”  We have all done it at one point or another.  In fact, I said it just the other day, which inspired me to write this post. Was I inspired to write about how to get your children behave better, have immediate obedience, and always conduct themselves with proper manners?  No, I was inspired to write this through my own self reflection and criticism … which is sometimes difficult to perceive, let

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14 Tips to Surviving a Homeschool Conference

14 Tips to Surviving a Homeschool Conference

  Home School Conferences are an amazing time to reaffirm your commitment to homeschooling. Let’s face it some years, months or days can be difficult to get through.  Challenges can sometimes leave us feeling tired and weary.  We all need a plan of different actionable tasks to keep us on course, energized and prepared as we ride the ebb and flow of our homeschooling lives. One part of my action plan is to attend the local Home School Conference. It is a time  for me to get out, to reconnect and feed my homeschooling vision.  Conference has always left me

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A Homeschoolers Journey…Am I Doing Enough?

A Homeschoolers Journey…Am I Doing Enough?

Here is an article I wrote in February 2008, I needed my own reminder so I am posting it to share with you.  I hope it can help you in your own journey.   Homeschoolers and maybe ‘Mom’ in particular all have times of  “Am I doing enough?” or “We need to do more”   We all have our own philosophies.  I like to balance the “3 R’s” with “delight directed”, some days are perfectly balanced and others can lean heavily one way or the other.  I try to just “roll with it”. We are relatively new to home schooling as my

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