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What to Expect Your First Year of Homeschooling

What to Expect Your First Year of Homeschooling

When you start homeschooling you are stepping into a whole new world. Knowing what to expect your first year of homeschooling can be the difference between becoming the heroess who slays the villain and the one who runs away from the story. If you are homeschooling for the first time this year, there are a…
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Virtua 21st Century Learning

Virtua 21st-Century Learning

Are you wondering what your child should know? What science concepts are 3rd graders expected to study? How do you know if your child is ahead and behind? How can you help them succeed without spending countless hours going back over information they already know just to fill in learning gaps? If only there was…
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Back to Homeschool

Sailing Back to Homeschool

Don’t let bad weather capsize your homeschool Getting back to homeschool routines is not always smooth sailing. When you start a new homeschool year there are a lot of new routines to pull into place. Although you may feel like you are going to sink back into a comfortable rhythm, the kids might see your…
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Geo Puzzle Giveaway

Geo Puzzles Pack Giveaway

Geo Puzzles are a fun way to study geography. This prize includes 6 Geo puzzles, as pictured. Winner will receive the prize directly from Amazon. Pick your favorite platform to enter, or visit them all. Thank you for following and sharing.

ZigZag Puzzler - An update on the classic pyramid puzzle.

ZigZag Puzzler Review

The ZigZag Puzzler is a multi-level 3-D cube style puzzle. It is portable, with a sturdy plastic box, even the challenge booklets fit neatly inside. My kids have had fun playing with the puzzle and solving many of the challenges over the past month. Disclosure: I received this product for free in exchange for writing…
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HOMER Reading app Best Educational Phonics App

Best Educational Phonics App

I have a couple kids who have needed vision therapy. Vision therapy can treat several problems with the function of the eye, such as focusing, tracking, and even peripheral vision. It is exercise for the eyes. I knew my now 11-year-old had a problem with his eyes by the time he was six. One day…
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10 Things I Don't Regret After a Dozen Years of Homeschooling

10 Things I Don’t Regret After a Dozen Years of Homeschooling

My oldest is a senior this year. His journey through homeschooling is almost over, but mine will be going strong for another seven years as my youngest is 9. Despite the lack of picture perfect kitchens and quietly quintessential days, I am perfectly happy with what we have done together. I am content and happy…
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BDNF Builds Better Brains

BDNF Builds Better Brains

Your guide to BDNF, what it is, the role it plays in learning, and how to increase it.

The Places and Spaces Where we Learn Jump Into Genius Homeschool

Homeschool Space Realities

Kids can learn anywhere, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need an organized space dedicated to the hard work of learning. Homeschool spaces look different in every home and family. But there are a few common threads you can see within the beauty of variation.. The Essential Needs of Every Homeschool Space Book Shelves Even…
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Top 7 Homeschooling Apps

Top 7 Homeschooling Apps

As we deal with the CoronaVirus, schools in many States and countries are closed. It’s a relief for many parents to have their kids at home where they can ensure they stay healthy. However, the issue of schooling comes into play. How do we ensure our children continue learning while at home? The easiest way is through homeschooling.