Category: Practical Tips

10 things I’ve learned in 10 years of Home Education

10 things I’ve learned in 10 years of Home Education

1. The most important ingredient to a successful homeschool is a confident, peaceful mom. Kids will pick up and emulate the attitude of the leader. The leader is you, and if you are panicked, disheveled, or worried, they will be as well. 2. Because of the above, you must chill out. I don’t care how…
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How to Level Your Home Library so Kids Can Read Real Books

How to Level Your Home Library so Kids Can Read Real Books

We all know beginning readers will fall in love with reading if we hand them great books. These great books can’t be too far above their reading level, or they will be frustrated by the mechanics of reading and unable to comprehend and enjoy the story. In the early years of my homeschooling journey I…
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Four Ways to get more Flow in your Homeschool Day

Four Ways to get more Flow in your Homeschool Day

Every few years I see a new organizational idea for homeschoolers sweep the internet. It is a different method every time. By reading many glowing blog reports of trying out the method, each method is presented as a sort of magical solution to all previous homeschool organization problems. However, if everyone’s problems were permanently solved…
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NaNoWriMo In Your Homeschool

NaNoWriMo In Your Homeschool

Have you ever thought of doing NaNoWriMo as part of you homeschool curriculum? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and it takes place during November. The goal is to write a rough draft of a novel, to 50,000 words. This breaks down to 1,667 words daily for the month of November. Of course you…
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You Don't have to Teach Everything to have Smart, Competent Kids

You Don’t have to Teach Everything to have Smart, Competent Kids

As the amount of information available to everyone’s fingertips has spread, so has the idea that kids need to learn more stuff. The problem with this is that there is only so much time in a day. Only so much power in the brain for intense sustained attention. Also, there is a real need to…
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A Musical Homeschool

A Musical Homeschool

Music is food for the heart and soul of the student. It is an essential part of every well-rounded homeschool and you can make it part of yours whether or not you have money for lessons or are musically trained. There are many ways you can incorporate music into your homeschool. I encourage you to…
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10 Free Educational Resources Worth Using

10 Free Educational Resources Worth Using

One of the greatest things about the modern world we live in is that you don’t need to be rich to acquire knowledge. There is wealth of knowledge at our fingertips, but there is also a mass of excessive and/or low-quality information. It can be quite a maze to get to the pots of free…
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Why and How to Create Your Home School Vision Statement

Why and How to Create Your Home School Vision Statement

We often jump into homeschooling with two feet and not much else. A few people may have put in long hours of pre-study and know going in exactly how everything is going to proceed. Except, it often does not go according to their well laid plans. Homeschooling, like the rest of life, is full of…
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One Simple Trick to Find Your Homeschool Style

One Simple Trick to Find Your Homeschooling Style

Food, so many of life’s essential questions can be answered by this one word, and the educational philosophies behind different styles of homeschooling are no different. What you believe about food reveals how you feel about parenting, and educating our children is just a piece of the parenting pie.