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Road Trips are Good for the Soul

How do you raise travelers vs. tourists? This homeschooling mom and travel veteran shares her tips. 
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The Science of Superheroes, Steak, and Stuff

These 3 science books are fun and informative! 
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How I Started Math All Wrong This Year And What We Did About It

If math is causing daily drama—don’t panic! Here’s how this family stepped back to reassess.
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Lights . . . Camera . . . School!

There’s more than one way to beat the winter blues! 
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5 Winter Slog Strategies

You can make it through the winter blues!
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“Alright, That’s It! The House Is a Mess!” | Helping Kids Accept Consequences

Tired of a messy house? It doesn’t have to stay that way! Here’s this mom’s strategy.
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The Midweek Sabbath (A Dialogue)

Do you feel like your calendar controls you? Here’s how to push back!
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Kids in the Kitchen: Teaching our Children to Cook

Allowing our kids in the kitchen can allow for important learning opportunities.  
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Teaching Our Children About Tragedy

It’s not easy, but don’t be afraid to give them space to grieve. 
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Cultivating Motivation

It varies from child to child, but here are some ideas. 
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It’s All (Phonics) Fun and (Grammar) Games

Here are some fun ways to sneak extra lessons in! 
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Quiz: What's Your Homeschooling Philosophy

Is your education philosophy Montessorian? Jeffersonian? Classical? Not sure? Take this quiz to find out!
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A Homeschooler’s School-at-Home Tips

If you're new to homeschooling during the pandemic, here are some tips from a veteran homeschool mom.
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Encouraging Independence and a "We" Team Environment

The last two principles for building a strong relationship with your child.
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The Drawing Board: The Art of School Planning

Are you someone who needs a plan? You’ve come to the right place.
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Step 1, Step 2: School Planning as a Team

Breathe easy: Sharing the load means it’s not all on you!
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The Great Schoolbook Scavenger Hunt

Looking for ways to save on homeschool curriculum? Here are some places to look!
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A Homeschool Day in the Life: You Can Do This!

Here is an outline of our average homeschool day (from The Shutdown till our end of year in mid-June). For reference, I have five children: grades 4–7 (three girls), K/1st (boy), and a baby boy born last October.
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Pandemic School Permission Slips

Whether you’re a veteran homeschooler or a “this-wasn’t-even-on-the-radar-in-2019” homeschooler, pandemic schooling is new and different. It’s hard to know how we should feel about it. Excited? Resentful? Somewhere in the middle?
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Summer Vacation (with Modification)

During this summer vacation, you can confirm what your family enjoys and what doesn’t work at all. You’ll also get an idea of what you can do on your own, and what you’ll need help with. This will be good practice for when homeschool starts again.
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