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

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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10 Ways to Keep Your Kids Connected to Their Grandparents

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: Whether your parents and in-laws are close or far, grandparents can be an important part of your kids’ lives.  Understanding that every family has its quirks, I think that most of us agree, we want our children to have a good relationship with our parents if…

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A Legacy of Letters

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: I wish I knew more about my grandparents and great-grandparents.  Life was so different for them.  What did they cherish?  What were their greatest joys and struggles?  If I could glean from their wisdom and experience, what could I learn? I’ve resolved to not let my…

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Bargains, Goodies, Free Stuff & More from FreeHomeschoolDeals.com!

Today I'm excited to introduce you to one of our newest sponsors, FreeHomeschoolDeals.com, because I know how expensive homeschooling can be, and I love that this site compiles all these great deals and freebies in one place to make them easier to find for us busy homeschooling moms! Jamerrill Stewart is a homeschooling mom of…

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