What is a classical Christian education?

Each summer we attend a Classical Conversations practicum, where my vision for our homeschool is strengthened, our kids get to do a fun academic camp, and I participate in training for my role as an Essentials tutor. This year we're participating in a practicum close to my mom's, and I've updated this post from a…

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3 Main Advantages and Disadvantages of Homeschooling for you Child

Many parents are choosing to homeschool their kids so that they have more time with their kids. This decision has its advantages and disadvantages like everything else. As a mother, you need to understand the impact homeschooling will have on your child before you make up your mind about it. Consult with other parents who…

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Turn your spare room into a creative space for your kids

A lot of things have changed since I was a child. There is a computer in every household, and it seems every six-year-old has a smartphone or iPad. Like many, I was reluctant to give my children access to all this technology so freely; after all, the internet is unmoderated and unsafe right? One night…

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Homeschooling: 5 Ways to Get Writing Help with Creative Ideas

Whether you are a high school student who is taught by either parents or online, it can be hard to get help on assignments because you aren’t likely to have any other classmates, except maybe your siblings, or adults to ask for help, other than your parents. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a helpful list…

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Why morning time is a homeschool game-changer

Last fall, while counting down the weeks to our baby boy's birth, we decided to try including a morning time routine in our homeschool day (something we hadn't ever successfully done in the past). I didn't know it at the time, but that decision paved the way for a complete upheaval in our approach to school.…

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The secret to homeschool contentment

We've all been there: You're steadily moving along through your homeschool curriculum, happy and content with the progress you're making, when something catches your attention and makes you question everything you're doing. Are you doing enough? Will your kids succeed? Should they be involved in more sports? Do they need special tutoring? Are they behind? Are…

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Ushering in the 2016-2017 school year

Even though we school year round, last week marked the beginning of our new school year. Instead of having a "first day of school" filled with all of our fun traditions, as we have in the past, we spread it out throughout the week. That meant a movie on Monday (Pete's Dragon—so good!), donuts for breakfast…

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Why this type-A mom doesn’t plan her homeschool year

When I first started homeschooling, I was as excited about the planning as I was the actual schooling. I was the kid who loved school (and who would happily be a career student now if only it would pay the bills), especially worksheets and workbooks, and planning is pretty much all of the best parts of school without…

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The art of juggling for work-at-homeschooling moms

I've been a work-at-home mom since the moment I became a mom—by choice, by necessity, by calling. I've also known I wanted to homeschool my kids since I was 16 years old. Reconciling those two things has not always been so easy, though. Any homeschool mom will tell you that homeschooling is basically a full-time…

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How Leadership Education is changing our homeschool

In addition to reprioritizing, one of my top personal goals while we were in Florida in May was to complete the Focus & Align Masterclass. I was reminded through that process that while academics are definitely one of my top goals, book work isn't. As I went through the class, I thought these seven guiding rules would…

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