Spring is a Great Time for Change

So, spring has finally sprung. Not that you would know it by the past couple of days if you didn’t see the flowers. It has been cold and wet and kind of miserable. It seems to me that if the cold and wet had come right after all that cold and snow, we wouldn’t have […]

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Good Deals for Curriculum

Trying to decide the curriculum for your homeschooled child is incredibly stressful. Looking at the various materials out there can be truly overwhelming. You want to be sure that you have chosen the perfect programs for your child, yet you can’t really know until you try them out. So you go to homeschool conventions and […]

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Ode to My Computer

There are not many things that I can’t live without. Obviously food and water are necessities, but I was recently asked what I couldn’t live without and I was hard pressed to come up with an answer. Finally, I realized that if anything, it was probably my computer. My iPad comes a close second and […]

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Practical Advice for Getting Your Child up and Out

There is nothing more frustrating than trying to get your child out the door in the morning. Whether you have to get to work or you have to get them to school, those early morning meltdowns can wreak havoc on your day. Lay out the Clothes the Night Before If your child is feeling like […]

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Snow Days and Goofing Off

We have entered into the time of year when the days are cold and often filled with snow which leaves the homeschool mom wondering how to handle snow days. When the call is made that the public school kids have a snow day you have to decide whether you will allow your children to have […]

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Re-evaluation Time

Holidays are over and it is back to school time. Normally around this time each year I start to panic. I look at how much time is left in the official school year and before testing and what not, and I think to myself – well, we are utterly failing. We are not getting enough […]

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Jumping Off the Cliff

I saw this terrific video entry by Steve Harvey in which he said that in order to get ahead in life, and to see your dreams succeed; you have to jump off the cliff. He talked about the fact that the only way to get your parachute to open is to jump. He went on […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

Well, it is that time of year. Time to look back on the year past to see what we could have done better, and time to look forward to see what we are hoping to change or gain from the future. Each and every year people make a show of making New Year’s Resolutions that […]

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Math, Math and More Math – UGH!

I am sitting here watching my daughter take her pre-algebra test after much handwringing and crying. This girl, who is so smart and funny and insightful in a way that I can’t even imagine at her age – is afraid of math. She always has been. No matter what text we have tried, what class […]

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Giving Grace

Around this time of year people are spending their time in a variety of ways. Either they are working incredibly hard trying to get their work done before the end of the year, or maybe they are shopping for Christmas presents. They might be dreading the holidays for they know they will be alone, or […]

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