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DECEMBER 9, 2013

The Gifts of Homeschooling – What’s in it for Mom?

Sometime between a frustrating lesson on improper fractions and an oft-interrupted chapter of Where the Red Fern Grows with my three older students, I noticed that it was quiet.  Too quiet. …

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NOVEMBER 13, 2013

Family Travel and Learning in Cancun, Mexico

While in Cancun for our 100% fun and 100% educational vacation we called Riu Palace Peninsula our home base.  RIU Palace Peninsula is an all-inclusive resort in Cancun; our family of four…

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OCTOBER 24, 2013

Simple Home Science Experiments

  Why is the sky blue? What makes a wheel turn? How do airplanes fly?  These questions show a kid’s natural curiosity of the world around them. Science is an excellent tool to help…

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OCTOBER 16, 2013

Whittling – an Easy How-To

Adventurous kids tend to also be talented, artistic kids, who enjoy creating things and working with their hands.  That’s why wood whittling is not only a pleasant past time for many,…

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2013

Free PSAT Online Classes

  Not sure if the PSAT is something that your homeschooled student should to take? This post asks you some key questions to help you figure out the best strategy. The PSAT is completely…

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The Value of Homeschool Enrichment Activities

The Value of Homeschool Enrichment Activities A guest post by Kathleen Sabo ( – A Balanced Approach to Education) The Purpose of Homeschool Enrichment What is the…

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Activities to Help Your Child’s Reading Comprehension

I hear all the time from parents who say things like “My 8 year old can read at a 4th grade level. The only problem is that he doesn’t understand what he’s reading.” In other words,…

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AUGUST 18, 2013

DuPont State Forest/ Pisgah National Forest

  {{This article is part of our Asheville With Kids series.}} DuPont State Forest/ Pisgah National Forest An easy 45-minute drive south of Asheville into the Brevard, NC…

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AUGUST 7, 2013

How to Teach Sight Words

  English contains over a million words – more than any other language. Out of that vast number, there is a very small, unique group made up of only 100 commonly used words. They are…

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JULY 11, 2013

College Admissions and Scholarships

What do colleges expect from homeschoolers? Let's find out. Ivy League Schools Ivy league schools differ in the way they handle applications from homeschoolers. Harvard, for example, doesn’t…

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