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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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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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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 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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Vacation!

So, we went on vacation to Blairsville, GA and I cannot begin to tell you how AWESOME it was. It was the most amazing thing I had ever seen, and one of the best vacations I have ever been on. We stayed at a friend’s cabin and the view was insane – mountains behind us […]

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Co-Ops

You know, it can be tough when you are homeschooling to do all of it yourself, all of the time. Sometimes it is nice to be able to get out of the rut that you are in and branch out to see what other people have to offer in the world of education. For homeschoolers, […]

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Summer and Going Back to School

So, when you homeschool summer takes on a new meaning. Now, when my kids went to school, we always did the Summer Bridges to Learning books over the summer so they never really had a whole summer off. It kept their minds fresh, and prepped them for the upcoming year. When they go to school […]

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Homeschooling and Finances

Finances are on my brain today. I can’t stop thinking about money. With the new school year coming up there are a host of new field trips to be signed up for, and yes, they all cost money. As I have mentioned, my children used to go to private school, and we paid for their […]

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