Holiday Traditions and Homeschooling

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Holiday Traditions and Homeschooling

Holiday Traditions and Homeschooling

*This post contains affiliate links to products we enjoy using in our homeschool. The holidays are fast approaching and with it comes excitement and anticipation.  No matter what faith or beliefs you hold close to your heart each of us have a few times a year where we are preparing for some type of holiday. We celebrate Christmas, and I still get excited much like I did when I was a child.  Perhaps on some level even more.  As a Mom, there is something magical about handing down family traditions as well as creating our own. Why Bother With Tradition? Following tradition

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Homeschool Organization – Schedules

Homeschool Organization – Schedules

  We all like our days to run smoothly, but what are you doing to help make that happen?   Whether you are a schedule type person or not, whether you unschool or follow a strict curriculum of studies, we all need some sort of organization to our day.   How We Organize our Home School Day   I vary from having a strict schedule when need be, to a more loose schedule where we mostly go with the flow; and I have built our week to reflect our varying needs.  I need days where we can be more free

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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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Break Free in Your Homeschool!

Break Free in Your Homeschool!

This is a short and sweet post inviting  you to break free from what you think school is or requires us to do. Change Things Up In our home school we  love using our white boards and chalkboards, especially if the children are in a self-blocking mode. By changing things up a bit,  it creates a shift in their mental state and they become more engaged. We have conquered many math problems, difficult spelling words, or writer’s block by just changing from pencil and paper to the chalkboard, or to the whiteboard and marker. How to Keep a Record of

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