Tag Archives: Homeschooling

3 Brilliant Ways to Foster a Love for Reading in the First Five Years

My husband and I always wanted a big family. We also decided early on that we wanted to homeschool. When we had five kids in five years and things got a little bleary, we were intentional about at least one thing: We … Continue reading

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I Want to Homeschool, But I'm Afraid of Making Mistakes

I recently heard the fears of a mom deciding whether to pull her kids out of school. Public kindergarten was squelching her daughter’s love of learning, and she wanted something different for their family. But a significant worry from this … Continue reading

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Reading Aloud Without Squashing the Life out of Your Lively Child

He bounces out of bed like a pogo stick, dashes outside to jump on the trampoline, eats breakfast while hanging upside down from the bar stool asking a minimum of 523 questions, and then—just when you think he’s worn out—he races … Continue reading

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17 Fabulously Fun Summer Activities for Homeschool Families

Welcome to summer! Whether you homeschool year-round or take a break in the summer, these next months can be rich times of getting outdoors, building family memories, and letting your children explore what interests them. If you’d like some inspiration … Continue reading

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How to Schedule a 5-Day Program in a 4-Day Homeschool Week

Sonlight offers a 5-day program and a 4-day program. Because the 4-day program has 36 fewer scheduled days in the Instructor's Guide, there are fewer books overall.  But what if you want to follow the 4-day homeschool schedule while reading the 5-day … Continue reading

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10 Reasons We Still Stick with Sonlight After 10 Years

Recently, I came across an old Sonlight catalog where my then four-year-old daughter, Kiera, and her best friend Tegan are featured on the back cover. Their obvious delight in their Sonlight books still brings a smile to my face. It's … Continue reading

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4 Crazy Things People Say When They Find Out We Homeschool

This situation, in one form or another, happens to all of us homeschoolers. We are out in public during the week  at a time when other kids are in school. We are spotted by a stranger—a stranger who loves to ask questions. So, … Continue reading

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