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substitution

Does this sound familiar?  You are so excited about a new curriculum you found.  You introduce the curriculum to your children.  They are not excited about it, but that’s ok.  It’s new!  Give it time.  Several weeks pass and the curriculum is becoming a CHORE and everyone dreads it when you pull out the book.  …

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curriculum

The results are in!  We have a list of this year’s curriculum choices.  If you have read some of my previous posts, you will learn that I love curriculum.  I love planning and choosing what is going to work for each year.  It is quite a process.  This year I am going completely eclectic and …

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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 …

Preschool Resources Possible Anywhere in the World! Read More »

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 …

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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 …

Ever Been to a Homeschool Convention? Read More »

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 »