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Ok, I know I am not alone in this boat, but if you have children that are very active or who have better learning experiences using hands-on learning techniques and tools it can most definitely be draining. Why you ask? In the beginning it is SO much fun because there is just a flood of ideas out there which is fantastic, thank you internet! BUT … then after 6 or...

I will fully admit that I am a little OCD when it comes to keeping school records and paperwork. My OCD comes for two reasons. The first being that I want to keep clear records should I ever need to share them with anyone down the road. I don’t know about you, but every parent’s plate is full. Your days are filled with to do lists and when you add a job on top...

As a homeschooling parent I am always on the hunt for ways to bring new technology into our lessons to expand on the things in life that interest my kids the most. It is always a plus when I ends up not hopefully costing an arm and leg to do so. I am sure that you are all familiar with Khan Academy in some way. My family has used their App for our entire homeschooling...

Every single day I am amazed by the out of the box thinking and creativity that so many children possess these days. As a homeschooling mama myself I have always encouraged my children to chase after their dreams, perhaps even venture down the road less traveled that may gain a few heads scratches, but will end in applause after people see what they have accomplished....

In the beginning of a school year your lesson planner can easily bring a huge smile to your face. It is full of hope, dreams, and inspirations for the coming school year ahead. Whether you plan a year in advance like I do, or you are a fly by the seat of your pants kind of lesson planner as the school year progresses there will be days when your lesson planner can...

So long summer vacation and hello new school year! The summer seems like it just flew by so quickly this year! For some homeschooling families, having a dedicated school room is not a necessity and may not be used even if they had a school room. For my family, we need the dedicated school space. Plus, we are not fly by the seat of our pants roaming homeschoolers by...

If you have been homeschooling for a while you can probably relate to this… You just sit down to start your lessons with your children, or perhaps you have finally managed to break through on a difficult topic with one of your children, then, just as you get a wide grin and are about to jump for joy it is all interrupted by that dreaded noise. Someone knocks...

I cannot believe that I have a sixth grader this school year. Seriously, where does the time go?! I can remember when we first began our homeschooling journey with the intent to homeschool our children when our son was only 3 years old. Now he is 11 years old and turning into such a fine compassionate young man. Time truly does fly when you are having fun! Every...

I am so excited for my daughter to enter fourth grade this school year. Aside from the wee little ones in preschool and Kindergarten fourth grade is a huge milestone in our household because it tends to mean a little more responsibility and independent learning. Our daughter is certainly Miss Independence and has been since birth so handing over a lesson a day...

Every year as I do my yearly lesson planning in the summer. I always find new ways that our school room area needs to be changed to accommodate the new learning materials that we will be using as my kids get older. This coming school year I plan to do a weekly short study that focuses on the First World War. My son is very interested in this topic, so I was lucky...

Sometimes selecting a book that you can dive into more learning fun with your children can be a very daunting task. I firmly believe in encouraging reading. My husband and I actually require our children to read a book of their choice for at least 30 minutes a day, outside of school lessons, before turning on a piece of electronics or heading out to play with friends....

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