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Family Bonds

Homeschooling Can Be a Huge Challenge I’ll be the first to admit: homeschooling can be a huge challenge. Not only are some subjects hard to teach, but there are other struggles the homeschooling parent must work though: school-day interruptions, learning difficulties, and just plain bad attitudes. I’m sure I’ve told all of my kids at least three times that I wasn’t going to do

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Hands-On Learning

Hands-on Learning Over the past month or so, we’ve had a big family project going on. Actually, it was a big extended-family project. My mother recently purchased a house, but it needed some cosmetic work. Actually, it needed a lot of cosmetic work. Walls were taken down and new flooring and carpeting was put in; in fact, a whole new room was created from

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The Involved Homeschool Family

Nothing bring a family closer than getting involved. Doing fun things like playing a board game, taking a hike, or cooking a meal together are wonderful for a family to do together, but joining in a cause firms up those familial foundations in a way that’s difficult to calculate but easy to see and feel. Volunteering as a family sets a great example for

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Family Visits

My very traditional family is visiting in a few days and though I’m looking forward to spending time with them, I am dreading the questions as they raise their eyebrows or roll their eyes when I explain the way we have decided to parent and homeschool in our family. In order to keep up skills, we continue ‘schooling’ through the summer. Some insist on

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Race to Nowhere

I am always on the lookout for documentaries on homeschooling, education and resources to keep up with what’s current. I recently read an article on a new documentary which challenges the current national school system on its all or nothing reliance on standardized test performance. ‘Race to Nowhere’ was filmed by a mother, Vicki Abeles, who became concerned when her daughter was diagnosed with

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Homeschool-Curriculum-For-Life.com

Every now and then, I come across a website featuring information for homeschoolers. Some don’t really tell me anything that I don’t already know, while others have so much helpful content I could search through the site for a long time. Homeschool-Curriculum-For-Life.com is one of those sites. Created by a homeschooling mom of four in South Africa, Homeschool-Curriculum-For-Life.com offers help in areas many homeschoolers

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Snow Days!

For many of us, this winter has already been a snowy one. The excitement my children show when they see those first few flurries is contagious. After the snow blankets the ground, we bundle up to go sledding, make snowmen, have snowball fights, and take a quiet walk through the icy woods. After everyone’s been outside a while (the kids usually last longer out

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