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Homeschool Essentials

Homeschool Essentials

Not all homeschool essentials can be bought. Some of the most important ingredients in a homeschool have to do with mindsets, attitudes, and lifestyles. There are many wonderful things you can include in your homeschool, but time and money are both limited resources. Knowing what you must have can help you use those limited resources…
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Artie 3000 Robot Giveaway

Artie 3000 Robot Giveaway

Enter to win this adorable drawing robot.

Your Brain on the Holidays, a down-to-earth guide to living in the stars

Your Brain on the Holidays

A down-to-earth survival guide for living in the stars. Make the holidays a positive time for you and your kids by understanding your brains reactions.

Homeschooling a Large Family – How Do I Do it All?

(Spoiler Alert: I don’t) This is a big-picture, mindset type post. If you need specific teaching tips for homeschooling a large family read my article Teaching Multiple Ages and Grades in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, it’s free to read online. This is one of the first questions I get when meeting new people. Even before…
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The Four Most Important Things to Include in Your Homeschool Plans for Next Year

It might sound simplistic, but these are the things your kid’s brain needs to grow.

Don’t Collect Curriculums, Collect Treasures

We Need to Fill our Homes with Treasures. Some curricula is a treasure, but many are just copycats of the bland materials used in the public school system. The system we have left behind for one reason or another…perhaps the lack of treasures was a bigger reason than we realized at first? Treasures Take Time…
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Brain Wars: Unschooling vs. Brain Science

As I read about cognitive and neuroscience and all the amazing ways our brain learns I often see why I was attracted to certain educational philosophies and also why I didn’t jump all in. In other words, most of the educational philosophies popular in the homeschooling world have clear strengths and weaknesses when viewed through…
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What the Future Holds for Homeschoolers

The other day I met the owner of a small business. The business provides at-home care for your pets while you are on vacation, out-of-town, or just for walks on long work days. The business owner has a team of workers and the company has glowing reviews on Nextdoor. Of course, all my kids were…
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Homeschooling Kindergarten Math

Math is not often included in the learning-through-play list of subjects, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Your child can learn math through play, especially if you are showing them how. Even play, on some levels, is taught. When our babies have mastered peek-a-boo, and stacking a box tower, it is not time…
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Homeschooling Kindergarten

Getting past the fight of early or late and diving into what is going on inside the brain to inform us about what children this age need to thrive. Just go on any homeschool group page, ask about kindergarten and people will practically start shouting at you not to do anything. I mean, it gets…
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