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Lessons from Our first Year of Homeschooling with a Chronic Illness

It’s officially the end of our first year of homeschooling! Hooray! Also, can I have more coffee? And cake? We are definitely going to bake and decorate cupcakes this coming weekend. Like many parents, we started our homeschooling journey by withdrawing our child from playschool. It was her second one, and she simply wasn’t happy …

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Connecting with your child helps them learn

Are you frustrated with homeschooling, wondering how to make the light bulb in your child’s mind turn on more often? Here’s a key that almost always makes a difference: CONNECTING with your child. It’s like a switch. Connecting with your child enables better learning. You may have heard homeschoolers say “The relationship with your child …

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Christian Homeschool Curriculum: The Ultimate Parent’s Guide (includes free printable list)

You’re browsing the internet, browsing parent reviews and scrolling endlessly through Christian homeschool curriculum recommendations. How do you choose one? How do you know which one is right? As a Christian, depending on your background, you may be looking for a curriculum that is Bible-based obviously, but you want something your child will be able …

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How to homeschool multiple kids and stay sane – charlene hess

How do these other moms do it – homeschooling multiple kids? I can just see you there, dear parent, picking up one book, putting down another, teaching one child while trying to appease the toddler pulling at your leg. It’s like the ultimate multi-tasking disaster waiting to explode in your head and your house when …

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A Comprehensive Guide – The best homeschooling curriculum for YOUR child (that will actually work!)

You’ve made the decision to start homeschooling and now the agonizing question you’re obsessing about is how to choose the right curriculum for your child. The thought of pulling out your debit or credit card for something so important is probably making you sweat… How do you know what your child is supposed to learn …

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how to get my child to learn independently

How to teach your child to learn independently

Many families are plunged into homeschooling with little choice right now, and many children have little concept of how to work and learn independently. Do you have your hands in your hair? Did you yell at your child and surrender to the TV screen so you can just finish one darned work assignment in peace? …

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27 Ways You’re Allowed to Freak Out

Have you freaked out and/or lost the plot over something recently? Was it big or small? (No judgment, I promise.) How would you like a list of allowable ways to freak out instead of being told to “Calm down!” for a change? I’ve been thinking about the rollercoaster we all find ourselves on and the …

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How to get through tough times as a family

What I’ve learned about getting through tough times as a family

This week, I wanted to share something that is not so much about homeschooling, or about activities with your kids. Instead, I wanted to share something REAL from my life to encourage you – what I’ve learned about getting through tough times as a family. Something that takes the pressure off and lifts your heart. …

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How to homeschool and stay sane during the coronavirus crisis

Parents, if you’re worried about staying sane and homeschooling during this crisis, you’re in good hands. You’re not alone. This post will help you with some simple, actionable tips on how to start homeschooling during this coronavirus crisis. (And stay sane.) The homeschooling community is here to help you, offer you loads of free resources …

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