Less Than One Month Until School Starts

Ah, summer! Blissful days full of fun and leisure. Late nights and and ice cream treat, days at the beach and lazy afternoons around the pool (or, like us, the splash pad). At best, we read each day, but beyond that our learning is more hands on and outdoors than usual. With less than a …

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3 Ways to Get Ready For School RIGHT NOW

Ah, the blissful summer. No students, no schedule, just relaxing by the beach, taking your time.... oh, wait - did no one mention teacher nightmares to you? Or the compulsive need to save old yogurt containers? Didn't you know your inbox would be flooded with coupons from every teacher site you've ever used? The first …

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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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