Category: Homeschool Helps

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.   As an affiliate for several companies, if...

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5 Things Kids Can Learn From Crochet

5 Things Kids Can Learn from Crochet   As an affiliate for several companies, if you click on the links on this website and make a qualifying purchase, I’ll earn a commission. For more...

Best Educational Toys for Kids – Ages Five to Eight

Best Educational Toys for Kids – Ages Five to Eight The best educational toys for kids are the ones kids can really have fun with. As a parent, I want my kids to have...

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Best Learning Toys for Babies

Best Learning Toys for Babies The best learning toys for babies are sensory toys because they appeal to each of the five senses and help with brain development. As an affiliate for several companies,...

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Homeschool Weekly Assignment Sheets for Focus

Homeschool Weekly Assignment Sheets for Focus Sometimes my kids get sidetracked, lose focus, and get disorganized with their lessons. Homeschool weekly assignment sheets help them to stay on task. I don’t know why it...

How to Teach Homeschool Reading

How to Teach Homeschool Reading When I first started homeschooling my children, homeschool reading was a subject I was terrified to teach. That sounds a little ridiculous now, but back then it was a...

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Helpful Homeschool Grading Tips

Helpful Homeschool Grading Tips   “Homeschool grading is the fun part of homeschool, for me. This is where the rubber meets the road and I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, if my...

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Our Preschool Homeschool Curriculum

Our Preschool Homeschool Curriculum Our preschool homeschool curriculum actually isn’t much of a curriculum at all. It’s more of a skill set, learned through fun and “playing school,” that my little guy needs to...

Changing Homeschool Curriculum Mid-Year

Changing Homeschool Curriculum Mid-Year As an eclectic homeschool mom, there’s not one particular boxed curriculum that I get especially jazzed about. There are some curriculums that I really love, and some that I feel...

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Our 2018-2019 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Our 2018-2019 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Teaching basic subjects is important in your 7th grade homeschool curriculum, but allowing room for your student to explore their own interests can be very beneficial. A mix...


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