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4 Fun Ways to Teach Homeschool Science Without Curriculum

Teaching homeschool science without curriculum isn’t difficult. You just need to pick one specimen you have access to or topic from the world around you and dig in.  During the different times of the year, you’ll see lots of different insects and critters come out of the woodwork (especially on a farm). One of the …

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Homeschool Curriculum Bundles Add Variety and Fill Gaps

Homeschool Curriculum Bundles Add Variety and Fill Gaps Homeschool curriculum bundles add variety to your homeschool and fill in education gaps. Whether we’re public school parents or homeschool parents, we all worry about our children getting bored with learning and/or having gaps in their education. Children are all different and they learn differently, so a …

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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 be interested in and pretty much fail. It’s been a struggle until this year. This year, I’ve found an artistic treasure! …

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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 family, as well as some others that could work well for yours. A lot of prospective homeschool parents think they must spend …

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7 Tips for Successfully Working Life Around Homeschool

7 Tips for Successfully Working Life Around Homeschool When I first began homeschooling I thought we needed a textbook for every subject, lots of worksheets, and enough busy work to fill several hours. I thought we either needed to be working life around homeschool or homeschool around life. I soon learned that doesn’t have to …

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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 anti-homeschooling they’re downright hateful. However, most hurtful comments will come when your family is anti-homeschooling. When you’re approached by anyone that …

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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, and, many times, care of young children can leave us wondering, “How in the world am I going to do this?” …

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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 your homeschool to everyone else’s.   We’ve all done it. We’ve all compared our homeschool to someone else’s homeschool. And what …

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An Easy Valentine’s Day Craft for Preschoolers

  Valentine’s Day Craft for Preschoolers Need a quick Valentine’s Day craft for preschoolers? Here’s a fun keepsake Valentine’s Day craft that won’t require much cleanup. I like holiday crafts that allow you to look back years later and reminisce about how little your children were. So, when I created this fun printable I knew …

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