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8 Homeschool Science Tips from a Mom Who Skips the Experiments

I have to admit that at first I was hesitant about Sonlight Science. I have a background in science, and I wanted a program that would inspire my kids to love it as much as I do.  Now that I've … Continue reading

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6 Steps to Getting Back into a Homeschool Routine after Holidays

It can be hard to reestablish a sense of normalcy after a break in the homeschool routine, can’t it? Even if the tree is still blinking in the corner of the living room, Christmas is, to borrow from Charles Dickens, … Continue reading

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Homeschooling with Morning Sickness

I have some amazing news:  I’m going to have a baby! I also have some less exciting news: I’ve been overwhelmed with morning sickness for the past three months. Homeschooling in the everyday can be challenging enough, but when you … Continue reading

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Managing a Large Family Homeschool for the Not So Organized Mom

When I tell people that I homeschool my 10 children, they nearly always say, "You must be very organized!" I smile and pinch my husband so he doesn't reveal the truth that I'm not a terribly organized person. Even though … Continue reading

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7 Realistic Ways to Homeschool Multiple Levels with Ease

I’ll be honest. One reason I love Sonlight is because I can use a single program, branching off as necessary to match the various ability levels of my kids. However, this year, I really wanted my younger children to go … Continue reading

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8 Ideas for Nature Study in Urban Areas

In the homeschool world, the idea of rural living pops up a lot. In everything from literature to suggested activities to Instagram hashtags, there’s widespread admiration for the wild outdoors, the idyllic farm, and acres upon acres of open land. … 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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