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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The Lessons of Common Sense

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: How many times have you asked yourself, “What was that child thinking?!?”  We can laugh at some of the predicaments a preschooler gets into.  As a child gets older, though, poor decisions can turn serious or even tragic if he or she hasn’t learned good judgment.…

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First Day of {Home} School 2012

On Monday and Tuesday, my Facebook news feed was filled with first day of school pictures as our area schools and fellow homeschoolers started the new school year, and I was happy to contribute with our own first day of school pictures. I love taking pictures on the first day of school because we're not…

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How to Start Their School Days Peacefully

The following post is from Jennifer Burke, a lifelong educator: Have you ever wondered how a teacher keeps 25 children moving calmly through the day?  Chances are she’s trained her students to use procedures.  Instead of treating actions as behaviors, which have positive or negative consequences, a good teacher organizes the classroom so that students…

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You Can Do It, Too {25 Homeschool Families Share Their Stories}

It is definitely the month for launches and promotions, and this one is too good not to share with you! You Can Do It Too! is a new ebook featuring a series of interviews with 25 homeschool families answering questions of ‘Why do you homeschool?’ ‘What does it look like?’ ‘How do you find what…

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Omnibus eBook Bundle for Homeschoolers {Just $25 for 53 eBooks!}

Why Omnibus? An omnibus is a book containing reprints of a number of works, and this great bundle includes more than 50 popular ebooks, all in one bundle! This digital stockpile of books was designed to carry you through the school year with encouragement and practical how-tos. It's worth over $350, but for five days,…

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How Much Should You Tell the New Teacher?

The following post is from Jennifer Burke, a lifelong educator: With a new school year about to begin, some parents find themselves asking “How much should I tell the new teacher about my child?” For some, it’s easy; your child’s education has been smooth sailing. For parents who have weathered a few storms, though, the answer…

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