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Homeschool 101: What to expect when deschooling

What is deschooling? 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 who…

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Goals: SMART ways to get things done

Tough Slog There are things we can do as parents to help run our homes, create systems for maintaining all the things that are needed, and still raise happy, healthy children. Setting smart goals helps with home management. Raising a family can sometimes feel like a tough slog. Late nights…

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Homeschool 101: Why did I keep mine home?

Getting started So you’re thinking about homeschooling. Maybe you’ve even brought your kids home, and now you’re deschooling.  But where do you start? Start with exploring the reason why you are considering homeschooling your children. There are plenty of reasons to homeschool, and each is equally valid. Most parents have…

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Money Management: hard won lessons

How to manage your money I didn’t know how to manage money well when I first lived on my own. As a college student, then a young mother, money management was confusing and challenging. It took a few years before I figured out the basics on how to manage your…

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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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