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Earnest Listening & Allowing Risk

Homeschooling is built upon a strong relationship with our kids. Here are ideas for cultivating that relationship.
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Being Intentional with Time and Words

Homeschooling builds upon a strong relationship with our kids. Here are some ideas for cultivating that relationship.
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Teach With All Your Might

When homeschooling, the little, everyday bits of learning are often what make the most impact.
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Making Learning Connections: Fun with Saffron

It’s the little things—like seizing a learning opportunity & making tangible connections—that makes homeschooling fun! 
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Don’t Keep Me Happy

That phrase allowed us the ability to actually be happy.  
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It Won’t Kill You to Do More

We all approach homeschooling—and life—differently. If you’re like me, you know your own limits. We’re not going to overdo ourselves. Our focus, instead, is on how to live full and happy lives within those limits.
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Dear Homeschooling – Sincerely, Sara

Imagine if you got a note from the Royal Monarch Assassination board!
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Volunteer Emergency Response: For Your Safety, and for Others

CERT training courses can help prepare you for unexpected emergency situations.
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For the Love of Work

A slightly different definition of work. 
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6 Essential Friends for Every Homeschool Mom

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Two Truths and a Lie

Can you guess the two truths and a lie regarding homeschooling?
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A Letter to My Second Graduate

A homeschool mom writes a letter to her second graduate and shares insights on how she learned the difference between guiding vs dragging.
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Ideas for Teen Writing Projects

Give yourself and your teen some breathing room to enjoy the writing process using these simple suggestions. 
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Homeschooling: Your Mission, If You Choose to Accept It

7 tips to keep in mind on the homeschool journey. 
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Recipe for Success: My reflections on the book that every student should read

A book review of 5 Principles for a Successful Life by Newt Gingrich and Jackie Gingrich Cushman.
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Mind-styles & Environmental Preferences

The Way They Learn covers several different models used to determine learning styles.
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Why Do You Do That?

Even if the concept of homeschooling had been new, risky, and uncertain to us . . . we still would have chosen it. Not for ourselves, but because of who our children are.
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Fast and Fun Winter Games

With these fast and fun games ages 8 and up, you can afford to take a break from math and history while keeping kids’ brains going. So go ahead, make yourself some tea, butter some hot toast, and sit down for some fun on a weary winter day.
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30 Winter Boredom Busters

Winter months don't have to be boring and depressing. Here are 30 fun activities your family can do in wintertime! These cheap activities can all be done from home, should occupy kids for at least half an hour, and don't require much parental prep.
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6 Valentine's Day Books for Your Preschooler

While there are many other fun and popular Valentine’s Day preschool books, these are the ones we’ve been reading on repeat all month long.
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