Gluten-Free + Costco + Freezer Cooking + Crockpot + Cheap = Meals

Gluten-Free + Costco + Freezer Cooking + Crockpot + Cheap = Meals
This is currently my favorite homeschooling equation right now!Gluten-Free + Costco + Freezer Cooking + Crockpot + Inexpensive = Seriously Awesome and Easy MealsSometimes the hardest thing about homeschooling isn't the "schooling" it's the "home". I know I always struggled to balance my household responsibilities with educating my children. Now that I have a home-based business, the situation has really been deteriorating!  I was THRILLED when I found a solution to my problem! This one little...
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Guest — Christina
A friend and I are going to try these this weekend. Thanks for the link!!
Thursday, 25 September 2014 13:38
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Me too, Christina! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar... Read More
Thursday, 25 September 2014 13:44
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Homeschool Gifts for Moms

Homeschool Gifts for Moms
Hey moms! Leave this open on your computer to give your family a hint, or treat yourself! If you have already enjoyed these books, pick up as a Mother's Day treat for a fellow homeschooling mom! Don't forget to pin the image below so others can learn about these homeschool gifts for moms!Moms need encouragement and inspiration to get them through their homeschool high school journey! For the price of a Starbucks latte, curl up with...
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8 Fun Easter Activities For All Ages

8 Fun Easter Activities For All Ages
Easter is such a great celebration! It is a wonderful blend of faith, fun, and springtime - I love it!  Enjoy it with your young ones this Easter season! Make some memories and have some classic homeschool fun. They'll be grown and gone all too soon!  Try some of these fun Easter activities and crafts! 8 Fun Easter Activities Have fun with your young ones this Easter season! Make some memories and have some classic homeschool...
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5 Free Resources for a Personal Finance Class

5 Free Resources for a Personal Finance Class
Check out these 5 Free Resources for a Personal Finance Class. Each of these free resources will have a world view affecting their materials, and a purpose for promoting their agenda. That means you need to look it over first, and make sure it's a good fit. Remember that good, vigorous discussion will be helpful with any free classes, to make sure they match your family values. These are the resources I find the most objective...
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Guest — Carol
I have another resource to add that is free. My kids have been using the materials from The Actuarial Foundation. The link is ht... Read More
Friday, 21 March 2014 04:54
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Sweet! Thank you, Carol! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Monday, 31 March 2014 09:18
Guest — Suzanne @ Princapecos
Thanks for the good resources. When I click on the MoneySKILL link, it takes me to another place on your blog. Thought you'd like... Read More
Thursday, 20 March 2014 11:43
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How Many Ways Can You Say I LOVE YOU?

How Many Ways Can You Say I LOVE YOU?
How many ways can you say "I love you" today? Share your ideas in the comments!  Here are some things that I thought of. Make a special dinnerHeart Shaped Meals for Valentine's Day!Plant a big kissCreate Giant Hershey's Kisses made with Rice Krispie Treats and funnelsGive tiny gifts to show your kids you love them.  You can give gifts of food or toys and create a tag that ties it into a Valentine's theme.  Here are some...
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If your kids love nature, get outside or sit at a window and do the Great Backyard Bird Count! http://gbbc.birdcount.org/ We saw... Read More
Friday, 14 February 2014 17:14
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Total Home Makeover: Transform Yourself, Your Family, and Your Home

Total Home Makeover: Transform Yourself, Your Family, and Your Home
I saw this book and it looked so great!  Check out what my daughter-in-law says about this book. She loved it!As a newlywed with no kids, let’s just say I was skeptical that this book would be helpful to my life. Let me just start off by saying . . . I was wrong.When I sat down at Starbucks (a nice peaceful alternative to my living room), I began reading the intro. She had me at...
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Please Vote for "Top Homeschool Curriculum"

Please Vote for "Top Homeschool Curriculum"
  Please take 30 seconds to vote for mefor "Top Homeschool Curriculum"! In case you haven't seen it already, Homeschool.com wrote a GLOWING review of my Total Transcript Solution, by the way!  You can read the review here, but this is what Homeschool.com says about The Total Transcript Solution.Things I like about this program:*The sheer volume of what you get is amazing! She over delivers!*The sheer volume is only surpassed by the quality of what you receive!*One look at her...
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Teaching Teens to Sleep is Important

Teaching Teens to Sleep is Important
Is Sleep the Only Reason Homeschool Kids are Healthier & Happier?Recently I read an article Homeschoolers Are Healthier and Happier Than Public or Private School Students about sleep and success in high school.It stated that homeschooled students are healthier and happier, due in large part to the fact that they get more sleep than their schooled peers.  It reminded me of when my children were toddlers, and how difficult it was to convince them to sleep.  Now again...
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I feel each child is different. For my youngest child,just turned 10, sleep is a huge factor. Her biological clock is a late one. ... Read More
Friday, 28 June 2013 15:04
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Living Overseas? How to Plan a College Visit

Living Overseas? How to Plan a College Visit
I have so many military and missionary members and subscribers, sometimes I feel like I travel the globe as I talk to people.  It's so fun! I often get questions about how my military and missionary friends can plan for college visits.When homeschoolers live overseas, make the best use of your breaks in the US.  Visit colleges, as many as you can, during your visits back to the US. For overseas families, try to find colleges that...
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The HomeScholar is in the Top 100!

The HomeScholar is in the Top 100!
It’s always great when someone says something nice about you, isn’t it?!  I was thrilled when Homeschool.com recently namedThe HomeScholar website as one of their Top 100 Educational Websites for 2013!  What an honor!  I even get to use their Top 100 Seal on my blog!  Homeschool.com is having a February Freebie event, and I have contributed some prizes and giveaways.  Why don't you check it out? Freebie February DealsEvery year, Homeschool.com asks their product testers to send them a list of their...
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Remember to have FUN!

Remember to have FUN!
I really love Christmas.  It's my favorite holiday by FAR!  The holiday season is so fun, but it sure can be stressful.  Can I give some unsolicited advice?  1. Don't work so hard2. Slow down for the holidays3. Cherish precious memories4. Take a break from some school things5.  Remember to have FUN!If you are looking for some gift - giving suggestions, I have made a few lists over the years, that a just filled with suggestions...
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The Dreaded “S” Word: Socialization

The Dreaded “S” Word: Socialization
Recently I was talking with friends online about the dreaded “S” word: socialization. I wondered whether it was still a common question, and how other parents handled it. I got quite a variety of different responses, and thought you’d enjoy hearing some of them! The Dreaded "S" Word: Socialization “We heard many a doubt expressed by friends, extended family, and others regarding homeschooling through high school. Our two oldest are now attending private colleges, on scholarship, and doing...
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Great to hear all of these positive experiences with the socialization question. That seems to be the biggest hang up for people ... Read More
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 09:22
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Oh, Kim! I agree! Many kids from the public school can't imagine having a conversation with an adult (of course their are exceptio... Read More
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 10:05
Guest — J W
Thanks for the encouragement, Lee!
Monday, 10 December 2012 17:18
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Flash Point Fire Rescue Game

Flash Point Fire Rescue Game
Flash Point Fire Rescue is a cooperative board game the whole family can play together. There are a lot of great family games out there, and as part of a family who likes games, I’ve played quite a few of them.  Most are fairly competitive, which plays well to my family of males, but sometimes it’s nice to play a game together where we all win, where we all cooperate towards the same goal.  If you...
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Thankful to Homeschool

Thankful to Homeschool
What are YOU Thankful for?  Let's make a list together! Be thankful you can choose the right college for YOUR child College Rankings Racket"U.S. News likes to claim that it uses rigorous methodology, but, honestly, it's just a list put together by magazine editors. The whole exercise is a little silly. Or rather, it would be if it weren't so pernicious."Read New York TimesThe 25 Best Colleges for Homeschool GraduatesI'm not sure about the list or the...
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I am thankful for all the times we've been able to shelve our school books for the day and spend time in nature. I have seen and ... Read More
Thursday, 22 November 2012 18:54
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Syl-la-bles Vocabulary Game Review

Syl-la-bles Vocabulary Game Review
Looking for a game that both challenges and engages the multiple ages in your family?!  Wondering what you can do on Family Game Night that won’t make the older kids yawn?!  Search no more; Syl-la-bles is the solution! The object of Syl-la-bles is to come up with the longest and most difficult (correctly spelled) word that begins with the letter on the space you land. The longer the word, the more points you score. All ages and abilities...
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Guest — J W
Hey, here's an idea - let's use Latin words! Hee hee hee!
Saturday, 03 November 2012 17:53
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