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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 8:28 It's all gonna be ok. What do we say? "Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, 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 Weight Eliminate homeschool clutter.  No resolution appears more consistently on every list than losing weight. 2. Get in Shape Get your transcript done. Getting in shape and losing weight always seem to go together. 3. Break a Bad Habit Cover the core consistently.  Even acknowledging you have a bad...
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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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Cyber Monday with The HomeScholar!

Cyber Monday with The HomeScholar!
Cyber Monday with The HomeScholar! My Cyber Monday sale is geared to helping you!  Finding the Faith to Homeschool High School will give you a refreshing perspective on homeschooling. When you homeschool high school, sometimes the only thing separating success from failure is faith and a friend. This book will give you both! Imagine sitting across the table with a dear friend at your favorite coffee shop, sharing struggles and scriptures with each other. Let Lee...
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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...
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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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Convention Season in Real Life

Convention Season in Real Life
Convention Season in Real Life Homeschool Conventions are great fun for the whole family! Most conventions will have some fun activities for families. At the Washington convention, they had a huge chess demonstration, so of course my son came to play. He played blindfolded chess with a national chess master – his former employer at Chess4Life.  In case you needed to know, blindfold chess is when the player can’t see the board, and the moves are...
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OCEAN Conference Top Notch Encouragement

OCEAN Conference Top Notch Encouragement
 OCEAN Conference Top Notch Encouragement The OCEAN Conference in Oregon was SUCH an encouragement to me! I loved getting together with like-minded parents, trying their best to homeschool through high school with confidence.  A homeschool conference is an important part of your homeschool year too. Even if you can’t attend one, do something to refresh and encourage yourself during the off-season, so you can start fresh next year. The first day our winner was Allison, a...
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Washington State Convention Super Fun!

Washington State Convention Super Fun!
Washington State Convention Super Fun! The Washington Homeschool Convention was SUPER fun!  Did you go to a homeschool convention this year? Homeschool conferences are a great investment in your continuing education as a homeschool parent, and I really do encourage you to go to a conference each year. At the Washington Homeschool Organization Convention, I had the opportunity to meet one of my Gold Care Club members in person! It was awesome to meet Rene! Our...
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Great Ideas for Summer Fun

Great Ideas for Summer Fun
Great Ideas for Summer Fun Need ideas for filling the time with your kids this summer?  Summer fun comes down to 4 easy categories I've listed below; sure to entertain young and old alike! Start with a Celebration Orange You Glad it's Summer? {GIFT IDEA!} Summer in a Bucket {GIFT IDEA} DIY Buffet using a Blow-Up Raft as a Cooler Make your own Mini Pie Bar Plan for Fun Games Back Yard Spelling Game 15 Outdoor...
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4 Key Ideas for Entertaining the Littles While Homeschooling the Bigs

4 Key Ideas for Entertaining the Littles While Homeschooling the Bigs
4 Key Ideas for Entertaining the Littles While Homeschooling the Bigs Here are four fresh idea for parents with little ones at home. These ideas may be new to you, or ideas you have used before and need to dust-off and use again. I know it can be difficult when you are homeschooling with little ones, or have a large family. It's important to find ways to keep your sanity and make the family run smoothly....
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Seek Individuality and Capitalize on Strengths

Seek Individuality and Capitalize on Strengths
How can you ensure long-term success when you are homeschooling unique children and preparing for unknown plans in their college or career future? Seek Individuality and Capitalize on Strengths Seek individuality, don't hid from it. And capitalize on strengths instead of focusing on weaknesses. Read Mary's story for some real encouragement today! It’s not About Me, It’s About Them by Mary in NC, mother of 3 Stunt actor, criminal justice student, and flutist – what do...
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Transcripts & Applying to College Can Be a Breeze!

Transcripts & Applying to College Can Be a Breeze!
Transcripts & Applying to College Can Be a Breeze! It's that time of year again, when my Gold Care Club members are graduating their children. I love hearing about their successes, and I feel their uncertainty about facing the empty nest after years of homeschooling. I got this sweet note from Jennifer recently. Check it out! With a heavy heart I am writing you an email to say goodbye.  My last home schooled child is graduating...
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