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Planning For The Unexpected In Your Homeschool

We have been through a lot over these last 10 days, haven’t we? We have created all these plans for our homeschool, from our goals to our schedules to our schoolroom and homemaking. What happens when things don’t go as planned? Gasp, I know! As a natural planner, it is hard to imagine. But at some point, a child (or six) will fall sick, you may find yourself in the throws of morning sickness, or that perfect curriculum you chose…

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Home Management Tips for Homeschool Moms

Home Management Tips for Homeschool Moms

Yesterday we discussed managing our time as homeschooling moms, and today we are diving into home management. Managing the home will be harder as a homeschool mom than if your children were out of the house all day. However, managing our homes well is possible, it just takes a bit more effort and creativity. Nothing in my home is Pinterest worthy. If you saw my schoolroom, you’ll know that it isn’t all matching white furniture and perfectly placed curriculum and…

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Time Management Tips for Homeschool Moms

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Hey mamas… This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. I thrive on productivity and frequently write about it, but likely not in the way you are thinking. To me, time management and productivity mean being realistic…not… “getting it all done.” Before I give you my time management tips for homeschool moms, I want you to know that this post will not be about ways you can fit 28 hours into your 24 hour day. This…

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Organizing Your Homeschool Room

Organize Your Homeschool Room 10 Days of Homeschool Planning

Today is the day everyone loves to see, right? We all love peering into other homeschool rooms and setups to get tips and inspiration on how we can organize our homeschool space. I know I could watch videos and read posts about homeschool rooms all day long. So, today I am going to give you a glimpse into our homeschool room and show you how I have things organized for now. This is an ever changing process, as I am…

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Create a Homeschool Schedule That Works

Creating a homeschool schedule can feel like a daunting task, especially if you are a newer homeschool mom. It doesn’t have to be, though! I love all the planning and scheduling that goes into our homeschool…maybe that’s just me? Now, there have been times and seasons where I am just flying by the seat of my pants, and we have gotten by just fine. However, as I have added more babies and more students into the fold, I have become…

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Homeschool Teacher Organization and Record Keeping

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Homeschool organization is one of those topics we love to discuss as homeschool moms. Teacher storage and homeschool record keeping is just as important, if not more, than student organization. We can have a perfectly designed homeschool room, but if you have no organization as a teacher, that won’t matter much, will it? I tend to be pretty simple when it comes to my homeschool organization. I am teaching 4 students now and will add more in the years to…

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Choosing Your Homeschool Curriculum

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THE ALL IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR HOMESCHOOL MOMS…. How do I choose the right homeschool curriculum for my child? Before we get into the how to, I want you to know that there is no perfect homeschool curriculum. Yes, I said that. There really is no all encompassing, one size fits all curriculum. To expect that there is is unrealistic and will set you up for a lot of disappointment. Homeschooling is constantly changing – curriculums change, your children change, you…

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Create a Homeschool Budget and Save Money on Curriculum

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Before we start choosing our homeschool curriculum, I want you to know that homeschooling does not have to ruin your family budget. Families in all different income levels successfully homeschool. It is again one of those things that you can cater to your unique family. We have been a one income family since my oldest child was born, so I am accustomed to finding ways to save money to help out my family. I have learned a few things that…

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Determining Learning and Teaching Styles in Your Homeschool

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One of the most rewarding aspects of homeschooling is the ability to tailor your child’s education specifically to their needs. It’s the reason many families choose to homeschool in the first place! Whether it’s due to special need or a simply a desire for more flexibility, it’s wonderful to be able to choose what works for you and what doesn’t. Have you heard of love languages? Consider learning styles in the same light. We each see things through our own…

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Creating Your Homeschool Mission Statement and Goals

Mission Statements and Goals for your homeschool? Yes, hear me out. You do not need a Homeschool Mission Statement, but I can tell you that having one does give you a focus when times get tough. And times will get tough as a homeschool mom, that I can promise you. A family mission for our homeschool gives us a clear path as to why we homeschool and what our priorities are. It states our big picture goals for the education…

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