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Why Homeschooling Works

Why Homeschooling Works
Why Homeschooling Works What does homeschooling look like in your home??  In my home it looked like a boy reading a book and laying on a dog. Cal...
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Scripture Study for Today with Your Teens

Scripture Study for Today with Your Teens
Scripture Study for Today with Your Teens It's a confusing time. Today is a great day to spend time in the Word with your kids.What do we know?"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."Romans 8:28It's all gonna be ok.What do we say?"Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to...
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Top 10 New Year's Resolutions

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions
Top 10 New Year's Resolutions Happy New Year! No year will feel complete without a little self-reflection and commitment to improve in the coming year.1. Lose WeightEliminate homeschool clutter.  No resolution appears more consistently on every list than losing weight.2. Get in ShapeGet your transcript done. Getting in shape and losing weight always seem to go together.3. Break a Bad HabitCover the core consistently.  Even acknowledging you have a bad habit to break can be embarrassing.4....
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Newbies Make EXCELLENT Homeschool Parents

Newbies Make EXCELLENT Homeschool Parents
Newbies Make EXCELLENT Homeschool Parents Parents new to homeschooling, listen up! You and your spouse can be EXCELLENT homeschool parents, regardless of your skills, because you LOVE your child. That's what ensures your success. You want them to do well, and if you have a weak area, you can find resources for that. But because you love your child, you will be motivated to find those resources. A school teacher might not be as motivated to...
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Guest — Brit Stanford
I SO needed to read this today! I'm totally new to homeschooling - and it can be totally overwhelming trying to believe that you c... Read More
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 14:36
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You are Not Alone! Homeschool Growth Infographic

You are Not Alone! Homeschool Growth Infographic
Homeschooling is a normal, natural method of education, not some strange or foreign concept. Educating children at home is now a common choice for parents to make. Homeschooling has grown so much since the 70's, and now approximately 3 percent of the school-age population was homeschooled in  2011–12. And since it's growing like crazy, there must be so many more now. So you see? You are NOT alone!This infographic covers a history of home-schooling beginning in...
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[Free E-book] It Was Worth it! Real Stories to Inspire Your Homeschool Journey

[Free E-book] It Was Worth it! Real Stories to Inspire Your Homeschool Journey
[Free E-book] It Was Worth it! Real Stories to Inspire Your Homeschool Journey I LOVE FREE BOOKS, and Sonlight Curriculum has published a free online book for you! Would you like some summer encouragement from moms who have been there, and done that? This book is for you! Ever feel overwhelmed and wonder if homeschooling is worth it? Want reassurance that it’s the right thing to do for your family? It Was Worth It! Real Stories...
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Calendar Reminders for Summer

Calendar Reminders for Summer
Some of my Gold Care Club members want me to give them direction and ask me regularly, "What should I be doing right now?" Well, here are my calendar reminders for summer suggestions for what you can all be doing all summer long. Relax! Fill summer with Delight Directed Learning, and provide time for kids to pursue their own interests.  It's the best thing that you can do to prepare them for college - and life!...
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Homeschool Graduation by Jean

Homeschool Graduation by Jean
Homeschool Graduation by Jean What will your homeschool graduation look like?Jean was kind enough to share her graduation day photos. There were only two graduates in this ceremony. There were a couple of others in the homeschool group that were graduating this year, but they didn't want to be recognized in a service. Each family of the two graduates invited whomever they wanted to attend the ceremony and reception. Together, the two families invited over 400...
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Guest — Nancy Luckhof
We are currently in the planning stage of our home school graduation ceremony and party! As missionaries in the Philippines, we ha... Read More
Sunday, 07 June 2015 17:31
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
What a lovely gift to give your son, Nancy! His graduation will be a loving memory, in addition to a call to ministry. You are giv... Read More
Monday, 08 June 2015 15:55
Guest — Robin Helzer
I wholeheartedly agree that graduation should be celebrated. A lot of hard work from both the parents and the student should be re... Read More
Saturday, 23 May 2015 10:27
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Underwater Basket Weaving: Sometimes Easy is OK

Underwater Basket Weaving: Sometimes Easy is OK
Relax!  Some classes will be easier than others!Our homeschool group wants to have a choir/drama class this semester but they want it to count for 1/2 a credit for the high schoolers. We only meet nine times with three extra rehearsals/practices and the final performance is a short play that is to be memorized. There is singing, dancing, and acting in the play. They are also required to write a 3-5 page character study as well...
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Guest — Karen
I think we should get our children more involved in outside activities like this https://www.underwaterbasketweaving.org/underwate... Read More
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 06:15
Guest — Kristine
Okay. Your "invest in your weakness" has long been my #1 mantra. I think I'll take "sometimes easy is OK" as my #2.
Friday, 05 August 2011 09:58
Guest — Rebecca
From a mom who had her 7th grader read Aristotle's Poetics, I love love love this advice. I need to hear this. Often. Thank y... Read More
Tuesday, 02 August 2011 19:45
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Carrot, Egg, or Coffee Bean: Which are You?

Carrot, Egg, or Coffee Bean: Which are You?
I saw a little anonymous story swirling around the internet. I have seen different versions, but I think it's a wonderful lesson for homeschool parents! Are You a Carrot, An Egg, or a Coffee Bean? A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of...
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Guest — Kathleen
I needed this today. Thank you!
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 05:56
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
We're here to help, Kathleen! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 14:14
Guest — Ellen
I love the analogies, Lee! Thanks for the encouragement :0)
Saturday, 15 February 2014 15:54
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Homeschooling Teenagers: Choose Your Battles

Homeschooling Teenagers: Choose Your Battles
There are challenges with homeschooling teenagers. A resistant 16-year-old can certainly have an attitude, at times, that makes you want to throw in the towel!  It's hard to be a Christian parent homeschooling a resistant teen who doesn't want to homeschool anymore.  It may seem like an uphill battle, but there are ways to find the right path for your family. The biggest factor in success of homeschooling is when the child WANTS to homeschool, you...
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St Patrick's Day Activities for Big and Small

St Patrick's Day Activities for Big and Small
One of the beautiful things about homeschooling is having the ability to change up your curriculum.  When a holiday like St. Patrick's Day comes along, it is always fun to include fun crafts and activities that center around the holiday.  With St. Patrick's Day, it's easy to work in history, vocabulary, geography, reading, and science; not to mention all of the crafts you can make that lend themselves to subjects like math, religion, spelling, and, of course, art!  Read on...
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Socialization: Can't Mess with Destiny

Socialization: Can't Mess with Destiny
Socialization: Can't Mess With Destiny Years ago, my husband and I went on an Alaskan cruise with my parents. It was wonderful, and we had SUCH a good time! It was fun to see a client and her family on the ship, too! Midway through the cruise, I had the chance to speak to our cruise director, Jason Venner on the Holland America MS Westerdam.  Jason was raised in the Pacific Northwest. He lived in a remote location of...
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Guest — Jennifer Walters
Thanks! This was so encouraging.
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 17:59
Guest — Lee
Aw... thanks, Renee! Blessings, Lee
Tuesday, 04 October 2011 12:59
Guest — renee
As long as we love the Father and keep His commandments, why should we fret? He tells us not to be anxious in anytblog. John 14 &... Read More
Monday, 03 October 2011 19:55
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Do You Love Homeschooling? Or Need a Support Group?

Do You Love Homeschooling? Or Need a Support Group?
Do You Love Homeschooling? February can be a difficult month to homeschool. Dark and dreary, we often long for freedom - and maybe a bubble bath. Listen, if things are going really badly right now, consider making a change. You can have more fun, lighten up, and learn more about homeschooling high school through a support group so it becomes easier for you!If you don't have a meaningful support group that meets your needs, or if you...
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Homeschoolers with Unique Learning Styles? It's All Good Learning!

Homeschoolers with Unique Learning Styles? It's All Good Learning!
Homeschoolers with Unique Learning Styles? It's All Good Learning! There are a million great ways to homeschool. The best way is the one that fits your children's unique learning styles. Not everyone learns the same way. The challenge is to find the way that will help YOUR child learn. Here is what Carol says about her daughter's graduation.My daughter Sarah was homeschooled from 1st grade to her high school graduation in May 2011. It was one of the joys of my...
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Guest — Carol Topp CPA
I'm happy to report that Sarah did very well in college. She got an A in her required math class and will graduate in May 2015 wit... Read More
Monday, 02 February 2015 08:22
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Carol, It's a HUGE blessing to see a mom who appreciates the gifts that the Lord gives her children, and encourages them to p... Read More
Monday, 02 February 2015 17:05
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