Homeschool 101: Homeschooling with a new baby

A new baby while homeschooling? Having a new baby is usually a welcomed and highly anticipated moment! It’s exciting to think about precious fingers and toes, sweet little smiles and adorable clothes. Friends and family are ready to celebrate with you, most of the time. The addition of another child…

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It’s your choice. Be consistent.

There are a lot of trends in lifestyle choices these days. One can choose their decorating style, diet, fitness routines, wardrobe and appearance, parenting style, relationship preference, sexual orientation and even gender is a choice now, apparently.  There are a lot of fads, things that seem pleasing, generate a lot…

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Birth Story: Everlasting Mercy

Motherhood came with a bang The summer my husband and I bought a house is the summer my 5th daughter was conceived. By this point, I was expecting to fall pregnant again, sometime around the end of July-beginning of August, as that was the pattern. My then-youngest was about 9…

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Birth story: Light of Joy

Motherhood surprised me again I conceived my second daughter the night I got engaged. The first inkling of her coming happened about two weeks later, when I had a craving for, of all things, broccoli. I’m not known for my preference for vegetables.  I was a bit of a picky…

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Homeschool 101: A typical homeschool schedule

How long does it take? How long do you do “school” every day? Do you even do “school” daily? Do you follow a public school calendar? Should we do every subject every day? How long should math take? Or spelling? What is a typical homeschool schedule anyway? These are common…

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Birth story: Promise of strength

Motherhood began with a shock I was all of 19 years old when I discovered I was going to become a mother. 19 years old, just finished my first year of university, at home with my parents for the summer, and the relationship from which child resulted had ended. I’d…

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Homeschool 101: Find a homeschool conference near you!

Going to a conference Homeschool conventions are great places to go no matter what stage of homeschooling you’re at.  The information and workshops, the support and networking and the chance to check out curriculum options are invaluable. Veteran homeschoolers will love the ability to catch up with old friends, and…

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