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Moms Cracking Up

Moms Cracking Up
How many books have you started to read that you simply couldn’t put down once you started them? Books so compelling that, in order to keep reading, you hid in the bathroom so no one could find you, told your children to do their math homework by themselves, and ordered pizza for dinner?!Amazing books like that are few and far between in my life, but I just found another one. It’s called “Cracking Up: A Post-partum...
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Reconsidering Homeschool Grades

Reconsidering Homeschool Grades
Are your grades too low? When your student is doing two to four times the normal amount of work in class, it becomes even more important to consider incorporating all of their work within their transcript grade. This can happen particularly with students involved in Classical Education, or those in heavily academic homeschool co-ops.   You do not want your child to be at a competitive disadvantage when compared to their public school peers. With a Great...
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Guest — Julie
Why *NOT* all As? Most homeschoolers do their assignments until they are 100% correct. Do most colleges actually care about lett... Read More
Friday, 05 November 2010 20:22
Guest — Lee
Hi Audrey, I'm really NOT saying grades should be all A's. I'm saying that sometimes homeschoolers are MUCH harder graders than o... Read More
Friday, 05 November 2010 17:53
Guest — Audrey
Are you saying that all the grades should be "A's"? While I think taking all things into account is fair, I would imagine that a c... Read More
Friday, 05 November 2010 17:45
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More Encouraging Posts

  • July Homeschool Calendar Reminders

    It's time to enjoy the summer while doing a bit of planning for the homeschool year ahead. Here are some July homeschool calendar reminders to make the most of your free time! 

    Middle School: Encourage reading this summer. 7 Ways to Encourage Reading in Middle School

    Freshmen: Encourage reading this summer. Choose library books from my College Bound Reading List

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  • Teach Note Taking While Homeschooling High School

    Note taking skills can really help your children become successful in college and career. And, it's a pretty easy class to teach.

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    Research shows that physical pencil to paper note taking can increase the comprehension of the material

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  • Important FAFSA Facts for Homeschoolers

    Each year, the government doles out 150 billion dollars in education grants. Almost everyone can get some kind of aid, whether it's in the form of grants, loans, or work-study, whether it's from the government or from schools. All of this is determined by your answers to the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 

    There's a myth out

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  • Teaching Occupational Education in 5 Easy Steps

    "Occupational Education" is the easiest class you will ever teach! It is a homeschool requirement in some states (i.e. Washington State). I'm convinced it's the easiest class to cover in your homeschool.

    occupational education



    Here are five easy steps:

    1. Wait until your child becomes motivated by money
    2. Your child will seek (or be forced to seek) a job
    3. Count
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