Homeschool 101: What to expect when deschooling

What is deschooling again? Deschooling is a process of transitioning from institutional school – whether public, private or church school – to a homeschool environment. The way we traditionally think of “school” is very regimented, with schedules; separated subjects; special rooms, desks and tools; textbooks; and a teacher lecturing students…

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Money Management: Do I really need a budget?

Do I really need a budget? I used to believe that I didn’t need a budget. I thought the only people that needed budgets were those who had more money than I did. I had so little, that I kept track of every penny I found on the sidewalk! So…

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Homeschool 101: What does it mean to ‘deschool’?

What does it mean to ‘Deschool’? To deschool your children and yourself refers to a process of retraining and refocusing. Many people come to homeschooling from public school. They are used to thinking of education in terms of grade levels, marks and testing, workbooks and worksheets, essays and projects, and…

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Money Management: hard won lessons

Money influences We imprint our relationship with money based on what we grew up with. For me, I never had money growing up. I wasn’t given an allowance, and while I didn’t lack for anything I needed, I definitely didn’t have designer clothes or a ton of toys either. I…

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Homeschool 101: the Laws, Rules, and Requirements

Can I legally homeschool? Homeschooling comes with it’s challenges, to be sure. Whether you are debating if you’ll enroll your children in public school, or if you are going to pull them out, you want to be sure you know all the laws, rules and requirements your jurisdiction has surrounding…

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Task Tracking: the Index Card system

Not a task I enjoy The task of keeping up with my home has always challenged me. This may surprise some people, and others may just smirk, but I am not a naturally organized person. My mother despaired of me ever learning time management skills, or even basic housekeeping as…

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A day in the life of a homeschooling mom

What does a typical homeschooling day look like? Homeschooling looks different for each and every family. It is largely a lifestyle choice, and no two families ever do anything exactly the same.  Your day will largely depend on your priorities, the method you choose to use to homeschool, and well..…

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The Rhythm of Routine: Create Space for Everything

It’s About Creating Time Spaces It’s a new year, and what most of us do is make promises to ourselves about changes we’re going to make.  One of the most effective ways to keep those promises is to change the rhythm of your day: create routines. A routine is a series…

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