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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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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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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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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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Surviving Winter!

For those that know me personally, you know that there are few things that I hate more than the cold. Not the snow – as long as I can look at it out my window and think how lovely and pretty it is – and it is lovely and pretty. However, the cold that comes […]

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Carving Out Time

One of the biggest issues that all parents seem to struggle with is the idea of time. Time to do the laundry. Time to do the dishes. Time to run from one activity to another. Time to make dinner. Time to eat dinner. The list literally goes on and on as there never seems to […]

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Advice for New Moms

Hello New Moms! First and foremost, let me congratulate you on the fact that you have a new bouncing bundle of joy. Not only are they filled with joy, but just the sheer sight of them will fill you with it as well. Secondly, let me commiserate with you over that same bouncing bundle of joy – […]

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Tough Days

So there are some tough days sometimes with homeschooling, I think this goes without saying. We have had them before where you literally question why you are doing what you are doing – and if you should continue or if you could be OK with public school after all. But what you have to remember […]

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