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homeschooling

We had the WORST start of a homeschool year in the history of our homeschool!  Day 1 and I was ready to quit.  Maybe it wasn’t too late to get them into school.  Maybe my mom will take them.  Boarding school was looking better and better!  Was it too late to send all our supplies …

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Preschool

Need A Good Preschool Resource? Are you tired of trying to come up with projects for your preschooler to do at home without having to go out and buy stuff?  I have searched the internet to give you a list of resources that you can turn to on a moment’s notice!  I have tried to …

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conference

Recently I attended the Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention.  I loved it, but realized that it might not be for everyone.  I discovered five different reasons homeschool conventions or conferences may not be for you! {This post may contain my referral links. You can see my full Disclosure and Cookie Policies or my updated Privacy Policy for …

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tips homeschooling

I LOVE homeschooling the elementary grades.  When you foster a love of learning and spend time with your child, there are so many benefits!  It is also so thrilling to see the delight on their faces when they catch onto something for the first time.  I can’t believe my two oldest are going to be …

Top 5 Tips: Homeschooling Successfully in the Elementary YearsRead More »

curriculum

I think we’ve all been there.  Looking for curriculum and not knowing what to choose!  There are sooo many options, and we end up choosing one because it’s the easiest!  Now don’t get me wrong, I have used and loved some all-in ones or open and go options.   Even now, there’s one that I’d love …

Curriculum & Planning Without Losing Your Mind!Read More »

homeschool planning

Having 10+ years of homeschooling/teaching under my belt (in the U.S. and overseas) has given me a unique perspective on homeschool planning.  None of my school years have EVER looked the same!  I have tried everything from All-In-One Curriculums, Textbook based learning, Unit Studies, Living Books, and almost anything else under the sun I can …

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Convention

I am so very excited! It has been over 10 years since my last homeschool convention!  Of course, living overseas means that I’m always away during the convention season.  This year is my year!  I am going to be back in the U.S. for two months, which means that I will be able to make …

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I tried several different handwriting resources and programs with my son before I finally decided to write my own.  Nothing was wrong with the ones that I used, but I found myself saying, “I wish this would do this…” or “I wish this wasn’t included.”  The Joy of Handwriting was born as a result.  It …

Ultimate Handwriting Resources Guide + GIVEAWAY!Read More »

My son was in 2nd grade the first time he was required to fill out a form in print. Up to this point I stressed only cursive. He knew his print letters, because that’s what we read. It wasn’t what we practiced writing. He had just received his yellow belt for Tae Kwan Do and …

Teaching Cursive First – When Do I Teach Print?!Read More »

Learning Styles vs. Teaching Styles

I have heard so much about children’s learning styles and how important it is for children to learn based on them.  You read blog posts about how you can adapt your teaching to fit the student’s learning style. Did you know that you, as the teacher of your children, have a Teaching Style?! {This post …

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