Category Archives: Homeschool Basics

Homeschool 101, getting started, and articles for those new to homeschooling. Here are the basics every homeschool parent wonders about and needs to have clarity on.

Homeschooling with Sonlight Q&A

The Sonlight approach to homeschooling is unique, so it's natural for a newcomer to this curriculum to have a lot of questions. To paint a picture of homeschooling with Sonlight, here are seven common questions with answers—plus more to read … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics–An Alphabetical Guide to Homeschooling

Whether you’re just starting off on this journey of homeschooling and need a little guidance or have been at it a while and need a pep talk, sometimes it’s good to review the basics. What better way for a homeschooler … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Homeschooling Multiple Children

Have you seen the video where someone is trying to line up a litter of cute, cuddly kittens? If you haven’t, let me spoil it for you: it doesn’t work very well! As you can imagine, it’s a full thirty … Continue reading

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4 Benefits Homeschooling Affords Parents

For obvious reasons, people want to know the ways homeschooling can be good for their children. Many people also talk about how it benefits the adults, but always in context of their role as a parent or the family as … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Reining in Young Kids When It's Time for Homeschool

Your Instructor’s Guide is highlighted and indexed. Pencils are sharpened, and your  basket holds all the books for the day. Your coffee is hot. The Bible is open to the right page. Everything is perfect. Then, it dawns on you. Something … Continue reading

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Why It's Okay That I Do My Entire Curriculum & Tick All the Boxes

I’m going to share a secret with you. It’s not something I usually confess to strangers for fear of backlash, but I’ve recently been convicted that maybe I should be more open. Maybe, I suddenly realized, I need to be … Continue reading

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Letting Kids Learn Their Way: Even with Loud Music or Upside Down

Several years ago, my son asked if he could listen to music while he did his math. He didn’t want soothing background to muffle other noises or even some upbeat classical tunes to keep him energized—either of which would have … Continue reading

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