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An Inside Peek Into My Sonlight Instructor Guide

We are almost done with our homeschool year and I have to say this year has gone by so much more smoothly than other years. We have had some hiccups and things haven’t always gone according to plan, but it has been pretty enjoyable. Part of the reason for the ease this year was the switch to Sonlight for my son. I wrote about how much we have enjoyed using Sonlight this year if you would like to take a…

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Habits That Make Our Homeschool Day Flow Smoothly

As a homeschooling mom, I know my days are never going to be the same. I may plan all I want and make colorful schedules and have the “best curriculum,” but the day can easily get off course without a moment’s notice. That is life and we need to plan for the unexpected. However, over the years, I have learned that there are a few things we do each and every day that help our homeschool day run as smoothly…

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12 Reasons We Love Sonlight

We have been homeschooling for 8 years. That is a bit surreal to me, but it’s the truth. My oldest child, my only son, is in Eighth Grade this year and has been homeschooled since First Grade. We have always followed a Classical approach, mixed with a bit of Charlotte Mason. Classically Eclectic, perhaps? In the last couple years, I noticed my son becoming increasingly bored and less and less interested in school. Some of that is age, I know.…

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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

Time Management for Homeschool Moms - 10 days of homeschool planning

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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