What’s in My “Go Bag”

One of the many perks of homeschooling is the ability to do it on the go - in particular in the summer when the weather is incredibly pleasant. This can be hit and miss if you are hoping to produce outstanding examples of student work - but if your goal is simply genuine learning, homeschooling …

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5 Things to do When You Loose It On Your Kids

When you become a parent, and you look down at this beautiful little bundle of joy, you can't imagine ever screaming at it. This incredible, fragile, infant is immediately the most precious thing you've ever been tasked with caring for. You would never predict that this little baby will make you so angry that you …

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10 Affordable Products to Get Your Nature Study Going

It can be difficult to get the habit of doing nature Study going in your homeschool situation. Your children might resist, you may face criticism from friends and relatives who are unsympathetic, and you might feel a general lack of confidence in the topic. Having the right tools at hand can go a long way …

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5 School Experiences the Homeschooled Child Misses (and what to do about it)

Homeschooling means that your child gets to experience many wonderful perks that children who attend formal education do not - but the flip side is also true. There are some things that homeschooled children miss out on. I'm not talking about bullying or rushing through lunch - I'm talking about the good things that they …

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Charlotte Mason Nature Study Habits (A newbie dips her toe)

There is much about classical education and the Charlotte Mason Method (CMM) that I am interested in, but as a complete newbie I am often at a loss for where to begin or what to do. I'm looking into curriculum and am open to suggestions! One habit that I am working hard to create is …

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7 Unspoken Lessons You Teach Your Kids on Sunday

When we go to church on Sunday, we are teaching our children a number of things without ever saying a word. Children watch, they imitate, and they recreate the behaviours of the people around them. Friends, yes - but initially it is their parents who have a far greater and longer lasting impact. (Hence why …

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5 Battles Teachers and Homeschooling Parents Face

Every year, there are a number of battles a teacher and/or homeschooling parent is going to face. It's just part of the job and experience tells a teacher that winning is essential. It is important to know that these battles are normal, seasonal, and expected. Battle #1: Biting off more than you can chew/Can I …

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