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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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20 Ways to Weather February

As veteran homeschoolers, we have strategies for getting through February. Check out these craft, goal, and activity ideas to beat the winter blues!
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A Bumpy Ride

As I think of everyone else homeschooling this year, I suspect that we’ve all had to weather some pretty rough weeks. Sometimes you just have to persevere through the adjustment until, finally, the routine settles in.
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Introducing Chelsea Moore to the Blog!

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For Unto Us a Child Is Born

Give yourself grace to scale back to the essentials during some season—like welcoming a new baby to your home! 
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Teaching Kids to Accept “No”

One of the benefits is that it helps children respect others boundaries and set their own.  
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4 Lesson Plan Detours (and Why We Took Them)

One joy of homeschooling is that you aren’t locked into something that isn’t working!  
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A Few Vignettes from Homeschooling with the Joneses

Sometimes stepping back reminds you why you homeschool.
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Life in the Time of Quarantine

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Room to Breathe

Let's be understanding with our children (and ourselves) when restrictions keep us in close quarters, and let's try to continue making connections with others as often as we safely can.
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Ten Reasons to Homeschool in 2021

Perhaps you've recently decided to homeschool, or maybe you are still on the fence. If the latter describes you, I hope to encourage you to pursue homeschooling for several different reasons that are pertinent to today's world!
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One Step, Two Step: School Planning as a Team

Breathe easy: Sharing the load means it’s not all on you!
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Every Parent is a Teacher

No matter what career path you choose, you will always be a teacher, because that’s what parenting is.
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All in the Family: Experiences with Adoption, An Interview with Tj Schmidt

Living as a missionary kid in Haiti for over five years is life-changing. But welcoming three more siblings within eight months while living there takes change to a new level!
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Personality Types and Learning from Each Other

If one of your children learns differently from you or their siblings, see it as an opportunity!
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Homeschooling in China: Through the Eyes of a Guinea Pig

My mom didn’t know a lot about the blip on the radar called “homeschooling” when she embarked on the endeavor. With the amount of moving we did, it just made sense to try it.
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A Game of Words

Dialect is a very flexible game. It can be serious, tragic, or lighthearted. Players build a culture with its societal structures, values, and language. It's a roleplaying game, but the focus is on language and conversation.
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The Parable of Balance (A Personal Experience)

In this parable, Sara creatively shares how her family has learned to balance homeschooling duties.
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All in the Family: Experiences with Adoption, An Interview with Dr. Steven Hake

“If you sense a call to adopt, pursue it. Don’t be discouraged by the red-tape, the setbacks, and the delays," encourages Dr. Steven Hake, homeschool dad, and Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College.
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