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Hey, Homeschool Dad: You're Doing Great!

Dear Homeschool Dad,  This letter is for you—a celebration of the amazing job you're doing in your children's lives and education. In a role that...

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10 Ways to Advance Your Homeschool Skills with Professional Development

Parents who make time for their own continuing education are far more likely to be successful in their homeschooling. Kelly was taking one of my free ...

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The Organized Homeschool Life

A clean house is a sign of a wasted life. Cleaning house while the kids are home is like shoveling snow while it's still snowing. I just cleaned the h...

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Discouraging College Admission Policy? Be the Change!

College admission policy can be full to the brim with big words, confusing jargon, and acronyms that we are seemingly supposed to intuitively know. It...

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Parents, Stick Together!

Homeschoolers are a rebellious bunch. Their lives are filled with everyday insurrections and ten-cent treasons. You know who you are. Moms who sign th...

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Internet Addiction and how it Relates to Homeschooling

It used to be that parents were concerned about our children receiving  accidental exposure to pornography, or wasting time with video games. As Internet Addiction becomes a popular topic on the news, I keep thinking about how it relates to homeschoolers. Read these recent articles warning against internet addiction:Technology Companies Want Your Kids Addicted    Internet companies are learning what the tobacco industry has long known -- addiction is good for business. Much of what we do online releases...

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How to Be a Better Home Educator

How to Be a Better Home Educator You can become a better home educator this year and every year and build a better homeschool with tools you have around the house. You may be anxious and searching for something to make you feel secure. But some things really won't help you at all - and sometimes they actually make the situation much worse and increase feelings of incompetence. A degree in teaching will NOT make you...

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Team of Experts to Help You Handle Technology Boundaries

This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Team of Experts to Help You Handle Technology Boundaries It's a new world, with changes we could not have imagined years ago. Parenting has always been challenging, but these days the hardest parts of parenting involve electronic gadgets or technology. Whether dealing with smart phones, tablets, computers, social media, or video games, parents need...

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7 Point Sanity-Saving Checklist for Planning Your Homeschool Year

So you have bought your curriculum and now it's sitting there, staring at you. As you are looking over the awesome curriculum you plan to use this fall, I encourage you to consider this Sanity Saving Checklist for Planning Your Homeschool Year before the first day of school.Are there enough hours in the day?It's possible you have purchased 18 hours worth of curriculum, but I don't suggest you homeschool for 18 hours a day.Will it cause burnout?If...

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Homeschooling High School: Success with the First, Confidence with the Second

I love hearing back from parents with graduates!  I love hearing about her successes with the National Merit Finalist, college admission, and full scholarships.  Here is what Andrea wrote: I have learned so much over these past couple of years and appreciate so much the help your Gold Care Club has been. My oldest son, Adam, just graduated and is going to be attending Auburn University this fall with scholarships that will more than equal a...

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Prevent the Zombie Apocalypse in Your Home! How to Create Safe and Sane Technology Boundaries!

Are you scared at the thought of what’s lurking online? Is your child becoming a zombie in front of any screen? During this spooky time, prevent the Zombie Apocalypse in your home by setting critical technology boundaries!TechnoLogic: Critical Technology Boundaries for Children and Teens Webinar Series It’s a new world! Parenting has always been challenging, but these days the hardest parts of parenting involve electronic gadgets or technology. Do you need help figuring out how to...

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Homeschool Mom Secret Decoder

 Men and women are gender aliens. Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Pink talking and blue talking collide in waves of purplish conversations.How can we possibly cope when the two genders are so different? We just need some help so we can understand one another! Can't we all just get along? We just need to use my husband's top secret  "Homeschool Mom Secret Decoder"  Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy - but...

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Your Child's Method of Learning

Books rule! We really like books. We soak up books. Everything that we want to find out can be discovered from a book. Many times people ask me why our reading lists were so incredibly long. It wasn’t due to the fact I assigned all of those books, I can tell you that much! For both of my boys, reading is their “love language. ”  Let them have a book, and they will adore you forever....

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Teaching the Difficult Classes

What do you do if your student needs to take a class that is way out of your comfort zone. We all have that subject, don't we? This video shares how I "taught" physics.Whether you teach the classes or not, learn how to translate all those great homeschool high school classes into the words and numbers that colleges will understand.  Get the Total Transcript Solution.

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What Do They Do For Fun?

What do they do for fun?When I’m helping parents with a transcript, that one question can open the floodgates! How does your child spend unstructured time? When they are supposed to be working on school, or emptying the dishwasher, what are they doing instead? That can be a great indication of their Fun Factor.If they enjoy their fun for more than one hour a day, you may be able to translate that into high school credits....

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