Homeschooling Styles and How-Tos

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Behind the Scenes: Homeschooling a Houseful of Littles (ages 6, 4, 2, and 8-month-old twins)

What is it really like homeschooling with a houseful of little ones around? How do you homeschool with a toddler? What about homeschooling with a baby (or 2!)? We see the golden images online. We read the blog posts with 3, 5, or 7 quick tips for homeschooling with a baby and toddler underfoot. We …

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At Home Pre-K Curriculum for the Uncertain (or Reluctant) Homeschooler

If the past few years have taught us anything, they’ve shown us that our expectations and plans may face unexpected changes. Maybe you’re tentatively planning to homeschool your preschooler, but you want to make sure they’re ready for a traditional Kindergarten experience next year. Or maybe you’re considering homeschooling long-term, but you feel uncertain in …

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Beauty in our Homeschools: Handbook of Nature Study, Outdoor Hour Challenge, and Fine Arts (with Shirley Vels and Tricia Hodges)

As homeschool moms we can often get into a “get it done and check the boxes” mode. We have so many responsibilities and pulls on our time, and it’s way to easy to give up on beauty in our homeschools. Prioritizing all those extra beautiful things just feels too overwhelming. But is it important and …

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School vs. Education (with Mariel Howsepian)

Public school teacher and homeschool mom Mariel Howsepian joins us for an absolutely delightful conversation filled with rabbit trails, reality-checks, and a refreshingly unique perspective. We talk about embracing the challenges of homeschooling, what it’s like homeschooling an only child, what it looks like having Dad as the primary home educator, and more. Hold onto …

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Happy at Last with Homeschool Algebra 1: our experience with Mr. D Math online self-paced courses

Algebra is a huge turning point in a student’s math education. Algebra 1 combines all the mathematical concepts that have come before and applies them in a robust, more abstract way. A solid foundation in Algebra 1 sets you up for success in higher math. A sketchy introduction to Algebra makes further study exceptionally difficult. …

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