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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:26:55 +0000
December Writing PromptsThe December writing prompt calendar is full of winter and holiday-themed writing prompts. Each month we are offering writing prompts (you will be able to find them all on the main Homeschool Writing Prompts page), and you can download our December-themed prompts below. Continue reading »
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:26:51 +0000
TheHomeSchoolMom: Simple Strategies for Coping with StressHomeschool moms are busy women who take multitasking to a new level. Even those with a more laid-back personality or approach to homeschooling can still feel stressed. As someone who’s struggled with anxiety for years, I know the effects of stress intimately. Stress can be defeated. Don’t give up! Gather the tools and the knowledge to both prevent and remedy the symptoms of stress with these simple strategies. Continue reading »
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:10:00 +0000
Three Ways to Rediscover Your Enthusiasm for HomeschoolingSo, you’ve been homeschooling a while now... Whether you’re a pro or just starting, a new year of homeschooling always seems to start out like the beginning of a marathon. Yet, after a while it’s easy to lose steam and find your enthusiasm has hit an all time low. Continue reading »
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 22:25:48 +0000
November Writing Prompts for HomeschoolersThis month's calendar is full of autumn- and Thanksgiving-themed writing prompts, including menu planning for Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers. Each month we are offering writing prompts (you will be able to find them all on the main Homeschool Writing Prompts page), and you can download our November-themed starters here. Continue reading »
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:11:52 +0000
TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: Helping in the Learning ProcessThese guidelines from Oak Meadow founders Bonnie and Lawrence Williams are offered to our visitors in the hope that they might give guidance to homeschoolers seeking to improve their children's learning processes no matter which curriculum they are using. Continue reading »
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 23:52:59 +0000
Homeschooling a Student Who Isn't College-BoundSo you have a high school student who is definitely not college-bound. How do you educate him? What does she REALLY need? Are there alternative training options available? I asked myself these same questions not so very long ago. Here is what I discovered... Continue reading »
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:57:17 +0000
Ask Jeanne: Online SchoolsThe first few weeks of school this year haven't gone well for Cheryl, and she wrote to me for help deciding whether to homeschool her 7th and 11th graders who are in negative school situations. I wanted to answer a specific part of her question in greater detail: I have never homeschooled and I need advice. I thought of doing the online homeschool called . Please help! Continue reading »
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:56:47 +0000
Ask Jeanne: Help! Should I Homeschool?My son has just started a small private Christian school but I am not at all happy with it. I want to withdraw him but I need to make sure it is the right decision. He is in 7th grade. My husband is worried he will be isolated. He is also not disciplined enough to sit continuously without being distracted. My 11th-grade daughter is in an honors charter high school. The work is rigorous and she often comes home crying. I have never homeschooled and I need advice. I thought of doing an online homeschool. Please help! ~ Cheryl Continue reading »
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:56:39 +0000
October Writing Prompt Printable CalendarThis month's calendar is full of autumn-themed writing prompts with some creative story-starters included. Each month we are offering writing prompts (you will be able to find them all on the main Homeschool Writing Prompts page), and you can download our October-themed starters here. Continue reading »
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:35:49 +0000
TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: How to raise a wild child (and why you should)Research has shown that the simple the act of getting children outside is the most effective way to foster environmental consciousness. As prominent environmental educator David Sobel eloquently stated, “one transcendent experience in nature is worth a thousand nature facts.” It turns out that children who have an immersive experience in nature develop a deep love of the environment that they carry with them their entire lives. Continue reading »