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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...

It’s hard to believe that our summer vacation has already come to an end. It flew by so quickly this year! For some homeschooling families it is not necessary, but for my homeschooling family it is a necessity because I work from home, combined with the general layout of our two story home we need to have a dedicated space for our schooling and schooling materials....

With school starting this week in our household I wanted to share what our new schoolroom looks like this year and how I incorporated the various components I use to help streamline my teaching duties, keep everything organized, and help maintain the sanity of homeschooling two children at different grade levels. If you remember from my DIY post about making your...

Have you ever wondered what a “typical” day in our household looks like? Then please hop on over to 123 Homeschool 4 Me where I have done a guest post for her wonderful A Day in the Life … series where I share a day in the life of a work at home homeschooling mom. Click HERE to read my post. ...

Like many families out there, we are in the home stretch of the 2012-2013 school year.  As the school year is winding down I always take the time to re-evaluate our homeschool program needs.  I try to take a step back and see what worked this year and what did not to see if there is anything I can change to make homeschooling different next year by removing those...

I am someone who thrives on routines and schedules. Over the years in my marriage I have learned that having a routine and schedule isn’t always necessary thanks in part to my husband who is the polar opposite in terms of routines and schedules. He runs the opposite direction from a schedule while my giddy smile runs towards a schedule to give it a big Tigger worthy...

Next school year we are branching out into uncharted territory for our family … year round homeschooling! I have found over the years that taking a Monday off here or there and having 2 – 2 ½ months of summer vacation just throws everything off. I sat down recently and took that “excess” summer vacation time and put it to good use throughout the year....

As a homeschooling parent/teacher I generally find that as a whole we tend to push our children to excel at a faster rate than that of a child in a brick and mortar classroom. I often wonder why is that? Perhaps it’s due to outside pressure? Or maybe it is because we know our children best and can tell when they need/want/can to move at a more rapid pace? Whatever...

A few weeks ago I had one of those days that as a homeschooling parent you just dread. From a very early time in the morning the phone, email and the doorbell seemed to be going non-stop. I just could tell that school would be starting later than normal on this day. However the children were dressed, chores done and waiting to start school (they were way ahead of...

Today did not go how I had originally planned at all. The morning routine went smoothly and my husband went off to work. The kids had just finished their breakfast and were rinsing their dishes and I had just completed my exercise/workout for the day on my treadmill. I went to start a load of wash before I had breakfast and took a quick shower. I reached in my laundry...

I figured the best topic to discuss on Leap Day would be leaping into the new homeschooling year (or perhaps your new homeschooling journey). In the beginning stages and creation of our family’s homeschooling journey it did not cross my mind what branch we choose to take our homeschooling path. At the time, my children were ages 3 and 1. My husband and I were not...

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