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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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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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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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School, Interrupted….

I am sitting on the porch, listening to the sound of the television for there will be no schooling today. The boy is home sick from school, which of course means that the girl can’t do anything either. She attempted to do some schoolwork, but then the draw of her brother watching TV and feeling […]

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Surviving Camp

So I am left on my own for most of this week. My son is attending math camp at Radford University for the week and my daughter is attending medical camp at our local hospital. This leaves the age old question – what does a homeschool mom do when she has no children underfoot? Got […]

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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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Wild Ride

It has been crazy around here so I apologize for the length of time I have taken off! Summer is always a great time, but it is also the time of getting nothing accomplished. I end up spending my days playing with the kids instead of getting anything accomplished – but now we are back […]

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