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4 Things to Drop From Your Homeschool When You’re Doing Too Much

Most homeschooling parents are guilty of trying to do everything and then feeling like failures when we discover we can’t do it all. We want to check every box, finish every book, and include every subject. And while we can … Continue reading

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Afterschooling Art at Home When School Doesn't Provide It

Art as a school subject is in a unique situation. Everyone agrees that it is important. Life is more beautiful, expressive, and fulfilling when we create and can enjoy others’ creations. Art is an end in itself, but what some … Continue reading

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3 Homeschool Hacks to Get You Through Winter and Past Spring Break

Getting through the space between winter holiday breaks and spring is not for the faint of heart. One year we barely recovered from spring break. It took all of the fortitude I could muster to get us back into doing … Continue reading

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5 Hacks to Nix Bad Homeschool Habits and Forge Good Ones Instead

About a year ago, I realized that I was checking my phone a few times during homeschool lessons. My sons never commented on it, but I realized that I wouldn’t much like it if, in between two books—or maybe in … Continue reading

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Seven Ways I Keep My Kids Focused During Reading

Are you a mom whose children struggle to sit still during school? Has that made you afraid to use a curriculum that requires a large amount of reading? Well, you’re not the only one. Keeping my kids focused during reading … Continue reading

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The Everything Guide to Your Sonlight Instructor’s Guide

One of the best things about Sonlight is the easy-to-use Instructor’s Guides (IG). We wanted to make the layout as helpful as possible for all customers, so here’s a primer on how to use it, and adjust it, for your … 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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