Homeschool 101: Preschool at home

Starting Preschool Preschool, for us, starts somewhere after their 3rd birthday, whenever we start school for the year, that year. My oldest was 3 in December, so we started school in January. When my 3rd was 3 in March, she started with us in September. My 4th was 3 in…

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Homeschool 101: Curriculum shopping

There are many homeschool curriculum choices. It would be impossible to list every single option for homeschooling curriculum.  As homeschooling has grown, so have the amount of choices.  It’s very easy to get overwhelmed.  Which program is best? Which one gives me the best value for my money?  Are there…

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Homeschool 101: Moving while homeschooling

Moving isn’t always pleasant. I’ve done variations of major and minor moves, on average, of twice a year since I moved out of my parents’ home. I have moved with the clothes in a suitcase, and I’ve downsized a 4 bedroom house with 5 children. Moving is not the most…

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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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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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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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