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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Not raising children

Identity As a single parent, I wear many hats. I’m mom and dad, in a lot of ways, though my children’s father is as involved as he wants to be.  I’m raising my children mostly on my own. I’m also their teacher, given that I’ve chosen to homeschool. Though even…

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Homeschool 101: Homeschool Convention – Should you go?

 A sign of spring for homeschoolers: conventions Tis the season of homeschool conventions and conferences. If you’re active on social media at all, you’ve probably gotten emails about conventions. You’ve probably seen posts on Facebook.  And you may have received event invitations or reminders about your local, state or national…

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Congratulations! You’re pregnant. Now what?

Congratulations! So those 2 little pink lines show up. How exciting! A new baby is a blessing and a joyful adventure. Growing your family adds an extra dimension to an already busy lifestyle. How do you handle the fatigue, nausea and extra appointments on top of managing your home, children,…

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Surprises Summer 2017: New Baby on the way!

Exciting news I’ve been sitting tight on this, but now it’s finally time to share. My royal family is growing by one more princess! Our new little girl will be joining us sometime in early July. So April is going to be all about homeschooling while pregnant and with a…

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Money Management: Saving for the future

Your future awaits Statistics say 1 in 3 Americans have 0% saved up for retirement, and 47% would have trouble finding $400 to cover an emergency. Few of us know anything about saving money. Most of us, obviously, live from payday to payday, with no thought for our future. Or…

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