Category: Homeschooling

Homeschool Curriculum 2017-2018

I can’t believe that my family will soon be starting our seventh year of homeschooling! It’s amazing to me that I’m getting to be more in the seasoned homeschooler category and out of the newbie homeschooler category. Didn’t we just start this journey? I’m even more shocked that this will be the first year that I will have a middle schooler! One important part of getting everything ready for homeschooling is choosing the curriculum. Obviously you need to know what books you will be using when teaching. This year, we are changing a few things from last year’s curriculum....

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Homeschool Curriculum 2016-2017

Our family recently started our sixth year of homeschooling! It’s amazing to me that I’m getting to be more in the seasoned homeschooler category and out of the newbie homeschooler category. Didn’t we just start this journey? One important part of getting everything ready for homeschooling is choosing the curriculum. Obviously you need to know what books you will be using when teaching. This year, we are changed a few things from last year’s curriculum. We realized last year that some of the curriculum was no longer working for what our kids need and thus, we did an overhaul. This...

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Natural Living Benefits of Homeschooling

As a homeschooling mom, I believe there are many benefits of homeschooling. You can find lists of why homeschooling is a great idea all over the internet. You can even take a peek at why my family has decided to homeschool. However, I wanted to take a look into the benefits of homeschooling as a natural living family. Did you know that there are natural living benefits of homeschooling? There are actually natural and green reasons to consider homeschooling. Natural Living Benefits of Homeschooling No Commute There’s no need to drive your children to school and they do not...

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Our Curriculum 2015-2016

Our family recently started our fifth year of homeschooling! Time has flown quickly since we’ve been homeschooling and I’m now feeling like a “pro”… although I will confess I still definitely have days or subjects where the doubts creep in. Still, five years is a pretty long stretch! One important part of getting everything ready for homeschooling is choosing the curriculum. Obviously you need to know what books you will be using when teaching. This year, our curriculum is pretty similar to last years. There are a few changes but it all the major subjects seem to be the...

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How to Cut Costs on Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschooling is not cheap. It’s not like public school where all the books are taken care of. You have to buy all your curriculum yourself. Depending on what curriculum you are using and how many kids you have, it can be quite expensive to homeschool. Cost shouldn’t be something that keeps us from teaching our children. Thankfully, there are ways to homeschool without spending an arm and a leg on books. I was homeschooled from 4th – 12th grade and picked up a few tips from my mom and I’ve been homeschooling my own kids for 3 years now...

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When You Need to Readjust Your Homeschooling

 I knew it wasn’t likely to work perfectly. I knew, I was probably hoping for too much when I decided to keep my second born son on the same course for school as his older brother. So I really shouldn’t have been so surprised when I found myself needing to readjust his schooling and reevaluate his needs You see, kids are different. Odds are if you have kids, then you already know that. I knew it too. My second born is definitely different than this brother. His brother soaks up information like a sponge and in reality, he could...

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How to Homeschool: The Preschool Years

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been one for formal preschool. I just don’t understand it. If you are wanting your toddler to learn to interact with other toddlers then yes, preschool would make sense. If you want to make sure your toddler will be ready for Kindergarten then that can be done easily at home. I consider all the years until Kindergarten to be preschool; because that’s what they are PRE-school. So from ages 2 – 5 it’s all just about letting your kids be happy and learning. What exactly your child “needs” to know before Kindergarten will vary...

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