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How To Simplify Homeschool Planning When Your Current Plan Isn’t Working

Homeschool planning can be exciting and fun, especially when you first start your homeschool journey. It’s been said, after all, “People don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan.” While planning in a way that suits your learning and teaching style and your family’s personalities can be helpful, it should not enslave you. I’ve experienced times in our homeschool that were really overwhelming and left me feeling defeated, primarily because I had allowed the “open-and-go” plans to become the boss of…

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6 Ways To Simplify Your Homeschool During a Stressful Season

Any homeschool mom can tell you that even in a good season, homeschooling presents its share of challenges. Homeschooling involves a learning curve for most moms—from the trial and error of finding a functional daily rhythm, to figuring out curriculum, to managing home and extracurriculars, to learning your child’s learning style. And heaven help you if your kid’s learning style differs from yours!   When we find ourselves in the middle of rough times, whether it be weeks on end…

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Our Homeschool Room Tour || 2020 || Minimal, Large Family

  Hi friends! It is that time of year when all the homeschool moms are in planning and organizing mode. And we love it, don’t we?? I just finished organizing our homeschool room for the upcoming school year and thought I would give you all a peek inside. I haven’t shared a homeschool room tour in a few years, and things have changed since then! I have added children, changed curriculum, changed houses, and have definitely learned to live with…

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Homeschool Conferences in New England

Homeschool Convention season is upon us! This tends to be one of the more exciting seasons for us homeschoolers – and with good reason! The abundance of curriculum, expert speakers, the refreshment and fellowship with like minded people… it’s all so invigorating! Homeschool convenion are a great place to find encouragement, motivation and strength for the days and years ahead.   One of the things we look forward to the most is usually all the homeschool curriculum! We can peruse…

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Environmental Science True North Academy || A Review

The environment is a hot topic these days. On one side there are the groups warning that the sky is falling, and the seas are rising, and the polar bears are dying. On the other side there are the groups that argue that the environment is fine, that the climate is cyclical, and that there’s nothing to worry about. As an adult it’s difficult to sift through the rhetoric of both sides to come to a balanced understanding and find…

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Mystery Of History || Curriculum Review

I stumbled upon Mystery of History after I started my online homeschool curriculum rental business, Yellow House Book Rental. Wanting to know more about it before I started renting and selling it at Yellow House Book Rental, I incorporated it into our Sonlight curriculum, and we loved it. My two oldest had graduated and I used it with my younger two, ages 11 and 13. Linda Hobar, the author of this world history series, states, “World history is far more…

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How To Create A Fine Arts Study: Art History and Classical Music History

Bring me to an art gallery and I am in my bliss. Visiting Paris’ Louvre was a dream, and the Met was divine. Unlike my husband, who brought our two youngest kids to lay eyes on the Mona Lisa, and dragged them back out as quickly as he could get in, I could spend days leisurely walking the halls- maybe even hiding in the bathroom to stay all night! I spent the day there, then the next day too, while…

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CTC Math || An Honest Curriculum Review

Why we love CTC Math. CTC Math is one of our favorite homeschool curriculums. We have tried many homeschool math programs. CTC Math is the one that helped my daughter understand math and dried her tears. I wish we found this program earlier in our homeschool adventure. CTC Math is the best homeschool math program because it made my daughter love math again. I am sharing my honest review of CTC Math. I paid for the program so this is…

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The Good And The Beautiful Level K Math || A Review

Curriculum is a big deal in the homeschool world and there are so many different options, it can become very overwhelming. However, I am so thankful to have found an amazing curriculum that gives me the extra confidence I need to teach my children and give them a well rounded education. So today I am going to share a review of our math curriculum we have been using for Kindergarten. We are using The Good and The Beautiful Level K Math. We use The Good…

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Bravewriter Help For High School || Curriculum Review

One of the most daunting challenges of teaching high school at home is writing. Maybe it’s because so much seems to ride on the all-important “College essay!” We certainly don’t want our kids to mess that up. Or maybe it’s because we remember the dreaded red ink pen markings all over the essays we submitted as teenagers, slashing and striking through our carefully crafted thoughts and ideas. Even now the thought of a teacher tearing through a piece of writing…

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