Planning Your Homeschool Curriculum – The First Steps

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Planning Your Homeschool Curriculum – The First Steps

Planning Your Homeschool Curriculum – The First Steps

Do you love to look through catalogues, shop on-line, or do you need to get your hands onto your prospective purchases? Once you jump into this homeschooling pool you soon realize there is an even larger pool of amazing curriculum you can choose from! This post isn’t about planning out curriculum day by day, but focuses on the first stages of planning and choosing your curriculum. I usually start my curriculum search on-line.  Window shopping on-line is a great starting point to your search without adding the clutter of magazines to your desk or counter tops. While you are on-line,

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iHomeschool Studio – Online Learning for the Homeschool Parent

iHomeschool Studio – Online Learning for the Homeschool Parent

Note: The Live iHomeschool Studio event has past but the MP3 recordings are still available, click on this link: iHomeschool Studio MP3 Recordings, or on any photo to purchase.     *Affiliate link Ever wish you could pack up and escape to a Home School Conference? Then reality hits and you realise this year it won’t happen for you. It could be due to combined costs, let’s face it the fees can add up quickly! Travel Registration Hotel Meals Babysitting This year is different!   This year you CAN attend a 4 day educational event made just for Homeschooling Parents! iHomeschool

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Recovering from Homeschool Burnout

Recovering from Homeschool Burnout

  Homeschool burnout … it happens. Even when we think it can’t happen to us, it can. I am not an expert, nor do I hold a degree in psychology, but I am a Mom. A mom who homeschools, a mom who lives real life. A life where laundry never folds itself and thus sits too long in baskets, where library books are sometimes overdue, where we have days supper has to be ordered in last minute because I was too tired to run to the grocery store. But also a life full of fun, smiles, hugs, games, toys and learning along

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It’s Your Day!

How did you start your morning?   I used to be both a night owl and a morning person, it was great!  It also baffled everyone around me how I could be just as chipper in the early mornings as I could be later in the evenings. For a long time I took my ability to be an “any kind of day person”  for granted!  I haven’t been embracing my mornings like I used to, I haven’t been mindful of what works for me. I’m not sure when this happened? (nor will I dwell on when or why) Life has

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Housework and Homeschool: Striking a Balance

Housework and Homeschool:  Striking a Balance

Don’t all homeschool families have the perfect mom/wife  (dad/husband) running the ship? Well, I am here to say not all us moms are the perfect housewife. My house gets messy, sometimes we buy store bought cookies, and order in pizza!  There I said it!  Phew … what a load off my mind! I find there still seems to be  a few stigmas out there once people discover you homeschool. Some people  really imagine  a pioneer living type of scene where the mom…that’s me…is dressed in a long cotton skirt,  with long hair, either braided or rolled up into a bun, 

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