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Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:08:31 +0000
Your Guide to Planning a Successful Homeschool YearI know it’s July, but I’m pretty sure many of you are already thinking about the upcoming, not-to-distant homeschool year that will be here before we know it. Right? Well, if you’re not, you should be. Even if you’ve been homeschooling since your now teenager was drinking from a sippy cup, there is always something new to learn and undiscovered information to consider when you’re a homeschooler. Continue reading »
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:00:24 +0000
Considering Homeschooling? Find the Right Fit.Homeschooling is all about finding the right fit: finding what works for each child, for the homeschooling parent, and for the family’s lifestyle and values. Luckily, homeschooling has gained mainstream popularity in the last decade and the resources for homeschoolers have exploded into a veritable feast of choices. Continue reading »
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:24:41 +0000
Free up time by letting kids keep their own homeschool recordsHomeschooling brings with it a plethora of busywork that only adds more stress to a homeschool mom's already busy schedule. Letting your children keep their own logs is an easy way to lighten your load. Children can easily keep track of their learning progress in simple notebooks, planners, or on pre-printed pages. Think of the process as another hands-on project that teaches valuable skills. Continue reading »
Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:07:22 +0000
TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: When your child goes from homeschooling to public schoolSometimes things change, and your child will go from homeschooling to attending public school. What should you expect when you start the process? Here are a few first thoughts... Continue reading »
Thu, 01 Jun 2017 13:25:55 +0000
TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: Six Important Attitudes to Develop in Your ChildThe purpose of a stake and shelter circling a young sapling is to give it protection and support and equip it with internal strength and nourishment so that it will be prepared for the days ahead. Moving our children from babies to adulthood is similar to moving a sapling from the greenhouse shelter to the open garden. Continue reading »
Thu, 25 May 2017 19:27:40 +0000
TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: Short-term HomeschoolingSome people know they will homeschool before their children are born. Some begin homeschooling after their children spend some time in school, but then they decide to homeschool "forever" -- or at least, for years. Others decide to take it "a year at a time," but the implication is that if it works out, homeschooling will be ongoing. And then there are short-term homeschoolers... Continue reading »
Thu, 25 May 2017 17:48:30 +0000
TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: Creative writing with story enrichment paper chainsChildren's minds are bubbling over with stories -- funny stories, anecdotes about life going on around them, recaps of play dates with friends, and tall tales that grow taller by the minute. As a long-time homeschool mom, it was my job to tap into those bubbles of creativity and help my children put words to those amazing stories. That's not as easy as it sounds. Continue reading »
Mon, 22 May 2017 20:17:30 +0000
TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: 12 ways to stay connected to your childAs we move through the years of parenting and homeschooling, maintaining our connection with our children is essential. Nurturing this connection is the most important thing we can do as parents. We sometimes hear parents lamenting that they feel they’ve lost the connection with their child and are not sure how to get it back. Continue reading »
Mon, 08 May 2017 15:28:59 +0000
Homeschool Summer Learning - 5 Strategies to Prevent Brain DrainIt’s tough to think about learning when there’s so much fun to be had, and we understand! That’s why you’ll find five learning loss statistics below along with five suggestions on how to help your kids avoid the notorious “summer brain drain.” Continue reading »
Mon, 01 May 2017 14:15:52 +0000
Homeschool Park Days: A good way to meet local homeschoolersMany official homeschool groups and co-ops, as well as loose knit homeschooling companions, gather regularly at community parks throughout the United States. The "park day" is the activity that has the lowest barrier to entry for new homeschooling families. Homeschool Park Days are held at public parks, so people can come and go, and there is no cost or commitment for joining a group because you're not joining a group. Continue reading »