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5 Tips for a Balanced Summer

5 Tips for a Balanced Summer
Want to learn how to remain sane AND retain skills? When my kids were in middle school and high school, we did just a bit of structured school each da...
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How To Avoid a Crazy Busy Life.

How To Avoid a Crazy Busy Life.
How do you avoid a crazy busy life? With these 7 easy steps! Take a moment to evaluate your homeschool, so you aren't expecting too much of your child...
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Strategies for Creating Homeschool Balance

Strategies for Creating Homeschool Balance
Strategies for Creating Homeschool Balance What does doing too much look like? Doing too much is when you feel completely overwhelmed; it’s when you, your husband, and your children are tired all the time, you're terribly behind and can’t possibly catch up, or the curriculum is incredibly intense.On the other hand, some parents do too little. Doing too little is when you don’t seem to get to reading, writing, or math, or all the children want...
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Guest — Ashley Wright
Great post! It's really difficult to know if you’re doing too much, too little, or just the right amount of schoolwork in your hom... Read More
Thursday, 11 August 2016 23:28
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
We definitely hope so, Ashley! Blessings, Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Friday, 12 August 2016 14:59
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How to Find Your Homeschool Balance

How to Find Your Homeschool Balance
How to Find Your Homeschool Balance Are you finding it hard to juggle everything in your home and homeschool? Click on this week's video, below (or here) for tips on how to keep your homeschool balance!What do you struggle with in your home or homeschool? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!Are you thinking about plans for the next school year? Check...
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Character Qualities Not Measured by Tests

Character Qualities Not Measured by Tests
Tests don't measure everything!  Remember to balance your evaluation with other things besides testing!   CharityCommitmentCompassionCourageCreativityCritical ThinkingCuriosityDeterminationEnduranceEnthusiasmFaithHopeHumilityHumorInitiativeIntegrityLeadershipLoveLove of LearningMotivationPersistenceQuestioningResilienceResourcefulnessResponsibilitySelf-awarenessSelf-disciplineSpiritualitySpontaneityValuesWork Ethic What positive character qualities do your children have that aren't measured by tests?  
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Guest — Lee
Thanks for the feedback! I like the poster idea Blessings, Lee... Read More
Thursday, 03 January 2013 08:11
Guest — Lora
This would make a great poster. I wish I had one.
Thursday, 03 January 2013 07:05
Guest — Barbara Francoeur
Your 31 characteristics that are notmeasured by tests would make a very nice poster!!
Tuesday, 01 January 2013 06:17
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Coping Through Not Cooking

Coping Through Not Cooking
One of the difficult parts of homeschooling is not the schooling itself.  It's the "home" part.  The part where we cook, clean, maintain, organize, and sort our lives.  Balancing home and schooling is the hard part.  Relatively speaking, the school part isn't that tough!(Not our dinner table) When I was homeschooling, one way that I coped was by cooking as little as possible.  Don't get me wrong, I like cooking, and my family has always loved...
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Guest — Christine
I was so glad to read this! I think I like cooking, too, but I cannot remember! All I know is it is the last thing I want to do at... Read More
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 12:24
Guest — Lin
So I also can come out of the closet as a Costco and freezer meal cook. Here is another tip: Grocery Outlet stores,(scattered thr... Read More
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 10:34
Guest — Mary Ann
I had to laugh when I read this. I DO grind my own wheat and try to cook very healthy meals. But I also rely on Costco and I find ... Read More
Monday, 03 October 2011 17:40
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More School in Less Time!

More School in Less Time!
Audrey asks:How do you balance what you feel they need to know and do with what they feel they want to know and do? There are not enough hours in the day!This question is actually TWO questions!Q1: How can you get more hours in your day? To some extent, homeschoolers will ALWAYS feel like there aren't enough hours in the day!  It's part of parenting, and even more a part of homeschooling.  There are some things...
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Guest — J W
KISS - keep it simple, sweetheart! By the time my students graduate, I want them to: Be able to write a well-structured essay H... Read More
Thursday, 20 November 2008 14:32
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