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convention

{This post may contain my referral links. You can see my full Disclosure and Cookie Policies or my updated Privacy Policy for more details.} My TTD Convention Experience This summer was my first Teach Them Diligently Convention.  I was completely blown away!  There were so many different topics to choose from, and it made it super hard …

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spell

I was in complete shock!  We had just gotten my 7th grader’s standardized tests back.  Now, I always take these tests with a grain of salt, but being in the 8th percentile in spelling is LOW no matter how you look at it!  After questioning my son to find out if he actually tried to …

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Mixed Dominance

All of us grow up hearing that everyone has a dominant hand.  You can be either right handed or left handed.  Every now and then, we would run across someone that was ambidextrous and thought that was so cool!  I didn’t hear the term Mixed Dominance or Cross Dominant until this year and learning about it changed my …

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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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Bible

Studying the Bible can be daunting.  I have tried so many methods and changed my required “quiet time” so many times.  I have heard so many different opinions on what is right and best, but none of them made sense to me like this one!  Take a peek at these tips that changed my Bible …

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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 …

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