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Homeschool Socialization: Do I Need to Worry?

Inside: Are you considering homeschooling, but you are worried that your children won’t get enough socialization? Here is why you don’t need to worry! How do you make sure your homeschooled kids get enough socialization? It’s one of the most frequently asked questions that homeschool moms get. I can understand why. When a child goes...

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The Best Homeschooling Books: A Great Big List

I am a lover of books, so I’d like to share my great big list of the best homeschooling books. Some of these I have read and some are waiting their turn in line. I need to learn to speed read! Homeschooling books are a great way to get inspired, learn about different homeschooling methods...

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How to Get Started in Homeschooling: The Essential Guide

Inside: Thinking of homeschooling? Maybe you have decided to homeschool and now you need to know what to do next to get started. Here is the ultimate guidebook to get started in homeschooling. When I first decided that I wanted to get started in homeschooling for my girls, I had no idea where to start....

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A Day in the Life of Our Relaxed Classical Homeschool

When we decided that we were going to homeschool our girls, I was so excited! I kept thinking about our homeschool schedule and what it would look like and let me tell you……it was awesome! The girls had their workbooks and loved them. We did fun projects all the time. The house was clean and...

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3 Fun Painting Activities for Kids

Inside: Are your kids tired of painting with the same old paintbrushes? Maybe it’s time to mix it up! Here are three “no paintbrush” painting activities for kids that you can try today! My kids love to paint. My kids love to paint so much that they are pros at cleaning our craft room floor...

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50+ Non-Worksheet Homeschool Activities

As homeschool moms, it is so easy to get wrapped up in the “we have to get the textbooks done!” mentality that we can forget about all the other ways to incorporate learning into our homeschool day. I decided to compile a list of “non-worksheet” homeschool activities to round out your homeschool day. This list...

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Picture Books for First Graders to Read on Their Own

For me, it was a bittersweet moment when my daughter started reading on her own. I LOVED that she was excited about reading and improving her fluency. But, I was a bit sad that from now on there would be books that she would enjoy without me or her dad. We would have other memories...

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Helpful Homeschool Tips for Your First Year

Maybe you are still deciding whether or not to homeschool your child. Maybe you’ve decided to make the leap and start homeschooling. Either way, this list of my five biggest homeschooling tips is a great way to keep your mind form becoming overwhelmed. Here we gooooo… Your Kids Will Be OK The most common thing...

Relaxed Summer Homeschooling Ideas

Ideas for Relaxed Summer Homeschooling

Summer is almost here….who’s ready for a break?! It can be so tempting to just not doing anything during the summer months, but then you also run the risk of your kids forgetting a lot of what they learned this year. A relaxed Summer homeschooling schedule is the perfect solution to this problem! I used...

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Activities and Ideas for Teaching Long Vowel Sounds

Long vowel sounds can be a point of struggle for many young readers. While short vowel sounds are relatively straightforward and spelled the same each time, long vowel sounds are more complex. There are several ways to make each of the long vowel sounds. For example, a long a can be spelled with: a_e, ai,...