Day in the Life of a Homeschooling, Work-at-Home Mom

I recently shared a pictorial "day in the life" on Instagram and thought I'd share it here as well with some extra explanations about what our daily schedule/routine looks like. Although we don't follow it perfectly, we've found that keeping a pretty consistent routine makes things run much smoother and helps everybody know what to…

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Alex Ready, Set, School Activity Box $19.31

(52 reviews) Great deal! Right now, this Alex Ready, Set, School Activity Box is on sale for just $19.31 from Amazon. This would be a fun activity for little ones who are anxious to "go to school" like their older siblings! Be sure to visit Jungle Deals & Steals for new Amazon.com deals every day! Or subscribe…

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8 Ways to Make Practicing Math Facts More Fun {Homework Helps}

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. When parents ask what they can do at home to help their children improve their math grades, here’s one of the things that I always tell them:  Make sure your son or daughter has memorized all of the…

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Four Ways to Get Dad More Involved in Homeschooling

The following post is from Angie of Many Little Blessings: One of the jokes at my husband's work is when his coworkers ask him what a parent-teacher conference looks like in our family.  While this was initially amusing, it really made me realize that those jokes came out of an assumption that his co-workers believed…

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10 Learning Games for Everyday Car Rides {Homework Helps}

The following post is from Jennifer Burke, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. The amount of information that students are expected to learn before they are in junior high continues to expand. The most successful students are those whose parents take the time to work with them. You may wonder…

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The Benefits of Homeschooling Your Child with Autism

The following post is from Angie of Many Little Blessings: The first time I became aware of homeshooling was when I was in college studying to be teacher.  I recall thinking that it was a ridiculous idea.  When I started having children, however, it became a lifestyle choice that I could see merit in.  Still,…

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Our Updated 2012-2013 Homeschool Curriculum

Last summer I shared our 2012-2013 homeschool curriculum plans, and while our homeschooling philosophy has remained pretty much the same since then, we've made some adjustments to our actual curriculum over the last few months. I thought I'd share those with you as we start the new calendar year! Daily Schedule First, let's talk about…

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20 Ways to Make Spelling Homework Fun {Homework Helps}

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. With school now in full swing, homework needs to find its way back into many families’ routines. You can find tips to help you alleviate homework headaches, but let’s look specifically at ways to review those weekly word…

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Typing: An Often Overlooked Skill Your Kids Need

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: Today’s kids spend a lot of time on computers, but too many of them still use the hunt and peck method when it comes to actually typing.  Children who know how to type: Use their energy to produce better work, instead of hunting for the right…

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How to Help Your Child Get Through the Pain
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How to Help Your Child Get Through the Pain

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: I was so sick last week that I thought I had pneumonia.  When an x-ray ruled it out, the doctor sent me to the lab for an influenza nasal swab.  Thinking the test would be a quick touch with a Q-tip, I dozed in the chair…

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