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Kid Activities that Encourage a Heart of Gratitude

This post is written by a guest contributor. November is the time of year when we start thinking about what we are grateful for, but we should have a heart of gratitude all year long. How do we cultivate a continual heart of gratitude? How can we teach our children to be grateful? We don’t […]

Homeschool Science Solutions for Large Families

As a homeschooling mother of 9, trying to fit in all the subjects that need to be taught for each student is challenging. The first thing I think of when I hear Science is- experiments. How can I fit in all these experiments with multiple ages, grade levels, learning abilities, teach the lessons, gather materials, […]

How to Make a Year-Round Homeschool Schedule!

Guest post by Amanda Sims I think we should start by debunking the common misconception of what year-round schooling truly is. Simply stated it is NOT doing school every day all year long. Year-round schooling is taking shorter breaks, especially during the summer, and taking more frequent breaks during the year. Year-round schooling IS all […]

Tips For Homeschooling When Mom is Under the Weather

Why would I want to do school when I’m not feeling well? Shouldn’t I just take the day off and rest?  There’s no way I could stay focused. We’ll just make up the work later. I’m sure these statements are not new to you, my friend. I know there are days when I don’t want […]

How Year-Round Homeschooling Can Help Your Student’s Achievement

Guest post by Amanda Sims. When we began homeschooling our oldest at the age of five, year-round schooling was not the plan. I grew up in the public school system and assumed we would school the same way. Start in the middle of August, take the normal holidays off, Christmas vacation, spring break, and wrap […]

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