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Homeschool Art Classes with Beyond the Stick Figure

Homeschool Art Classes with Beyond the Stick Figure I’ve always wanted to add homeschool art classes to our homeschool portfolio. Every year I make an attempt to compile an art curriculum my kids will...

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Our Favorite Free Homeschool Curriculum Choices

Our Favorite Free Homeschool Curriculum Choices   I explore free homeschool curriculum choices every year to try to offset some of our homeschooling costs. Here are some we’ve found work well for our large...

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Transitioning from Public School to Homeschool

Transitioning from Public School to Homeschool Transitioning from public school to homeschool is an adjustment for everyone involved. When we transitioned from public school to homeschool, I think I know I made it harder...

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Working Life Around Homeschool?

Working Life Around Homeschool or Homeschool Around Life? When I first began homeschooling I thought we needed a textbook for every subject. I thought we either needed to be working life around homeschool or...

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Free Summer Fun Ideas for Kids

  Free Summer Fun Ideas for Kids It’s no secret kids get bored over the summer. It happens every year. We want our kids to have fun, but don’t want it to cost a...

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What is Deschooling and Why Should I Start?

What is Deschooling? When you are transitioning your child or children from public school, there will always be an adjustment period. The best way to approach this adjustment period is by deschooling. It’s a...

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When Your Family is Anti-Homeschooling

When Your Family is Anti-Homeschooling If you homeschool or are thinking about homeschooling you need to be ready. Not everyone you meet will agree with your decision to homeschool and some will be so...

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Reasons NOT to Homeschool

Reasons NOT to Homeschool There are many reasons why you should homeschool, but what about the reasons NOT to homeschool. Here are some valid reasons you should not homeschool. Reasons You Should Not Homeschool...

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Coping with Gestational Diabetes

Coping with Gestational Diabetes This is strange territory. Even though I’ve been pregnant many times, I’ve never had gestational diabetes. Adjusting to changes in my diet, administering injections, and handling my changing moods hasn’t...

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5 Cheap Self-Care Ideas for Busy Moms

5 Cheap Self-Care Ideas for Busy Moms Busy moms forget to care for themselves most of the time, but let’s face it, who’s got the time or the money to think about self-care ideas?...

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Homeschooling While Pregnant — The Survival Guide

Homeschooling While Pregnant — The Survival Guide There are many challenges we face as homeschooling moms, but none so overwhelmingly daunting as homeschooling while pregnant. The morning sickness, fatigue, housework, meal planning, homeschool lessons,...

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When God Changes Your Plans – Learning to Trust Him

I thought I had it all figured out, but when God changes your plans, or when God interrupts your plans, it can make you question everything you thought you wanted.   Sometimes, things happen...

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Don’t Fall Into the Homeschool Comparison Trap

Don’t Fall Into the Homeschool Comparison Trap The one thing that will kill your homeschool spirit? Falling into the homeschool comparison trap. There are some things you can do when you feel you’re comparing...

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Save Time & Save Money by Meal Planning

Save Time & Save Money by Meal Planning Running to the store every time it’s time to eat is not an ideal situation. You can save time and save money by meal planning for...

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Explaining Death to Children

Explaining Death to Children Explaining death to children is difficult. No one will tell you it’s easy, but there are things you can do to make the conversation less painful. Disclaimer — I am...

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Easy Meal Planning for Families

Easy Meal Planning for Families Easy meal planning for families? Yes, you read that right. Meal planning can be accomplished without shedding blood, sweat, or tears. You’ll see how I do it with my...

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5 Ways to Stop Homeschool Doubt

5 Ways to Stop Homeschool Doubt Homeschool doubt happens to all of us homeschool moms at one time or another. For different reasons, we all start to doubt our abilities to teach our children...

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My Biggest Homeschool Mistake

My Biggest Homeschool Mistake When I started homeschooling I had so many ideas. I wanted to go on so many adventures with my kids. The future was filled with so much promise. I never...

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Instant Pot Pinto Beans

Instant Pot Pinto Beans I always thought pinto beans took FOREVER to cook…until I started making Instant Pot pinto beans. And my dad’s recipe makes these the ultimate Instant Pot pinto beans. I never...

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10 Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

10 Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids We’re always short on time. So, I like crafts to be quick and easy and these 10 Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids are some of the...

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