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September 11, 2014

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Top 10 Things I’d Do If I Had a Homeschool Do-Over

by Marilyn Rockett Can we finish home educating our children without regret for things we didn’t do? Probably not. We are human and we fail at times. There is no opportunity for a do-over (a sobering thought), but we can adjust again when we frequently examine what is important. In my imaginary do-over, I would […]

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September 4, 2014

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Dr. Seuss has advice for homeschoolers

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by Susan Beatty Inspiration and encouragement can come from the most interesting of places—even a Dr. Seuss book. Recently, I overheard someone sharing some lines from Oh, the Places You’ll Go, the final book written by Dr. Seuss. I had never heard of this particular Dr. Seuss book but was encouraged by the lines I […]

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August 28, 2014

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Make Learning Fun

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by Joyce Herzog Learning can be fun. In fact, I believe learning should be fun Now I understand there are times when you just “have to do what you have to do…” But even then a fun reward makes it all better. You’ve heard the old phrase, “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine […]

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August 21, 2014

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Vision is in the law

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by Sheila Campbell I hate to get lost, so when I travel I usually take several precautions to make sure I know exactly where I am going. I set the GPS on my iPhone and I print the directions to my destination using Google Maps or some other online navigation program. These programs usually give […]

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August 7, 2014

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We Took the Kids Out of School. Now What?

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It’s Monday morning. You sit across the kitchen table from your children and wonder, “What next?” They look at you in anticipation of something great. Do you admit you haven’t a clue and send them out to play? Or do you start right in reciting multiplication tables because you can think of nothing else to […]

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July 24, 2014

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Finally, A Swing Towards Sanity

by Andrew Pudewa Every once in a while, something happens which restores hope that the world is not completely insane. When this occurs in the field of education, it is particularly pleasing. When it occurs twice in one day, ecstasy may ensue. And so it happened that not long ago I clicked on a link […]

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July 17, 2014

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14 Things To Do To Start School

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It may be the middle of July, but many homeschool moms’ minds already pondering the beginning of the homeschool year. Some families will start in August with the traditional schools in their area. Other families wait until after the Labor Day holiday. Still others school year round. No matter whether when you begin your homeschool […]

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July 10, 2014

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What is science?

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by Chuck and Pam Geib The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handy work (Psalm 19:1 KJV) What is science? Science is observation. That means we must take the time to observe our envi­ronment around us. We can formulate questions or a hypothesis and then we can set about to prove that […]

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July 3, 2014

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Is my child just a late starter?

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by Dianne Craft, MA, CNHP Finally receiving the new curriculum for the year can be an exciting time for a homeschooling mom. After having taught three previous children how to read, moms often look forward to teaching this fourth child. But what if your fourth child is the same age as your other children were […]

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July 1, 2014

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You have it easy … you homeschool only one

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by Nada Rothgaber “You have it so easy…You homeschool only one.” That is what I heard for many years as a homeschool mom. As my friends who had many children got to the point where they were homeschooling their last child, they realized that homeschooling “only one” is not any easier than homeschooling many. It […]

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