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The Beginner’s Quick-Start Guide to Homeschooling

I homeschooled my kids from kindergarten through high school, and this fall my daughter, our first born, heads off to college. I guess you could say I have a bit of experience when it comes to homeschooling kids. However, I do remember what it was like when we first started. How to start homeschooling was a topic my husband and I discussed for hours. I had only ever known “education” in a classroom setting. I had attended public school from …

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My top 16 tips for beginning homeschoolers

Honestly? I didn’t know what I was getting myself into when my husband and I made the decision that I would homeschool our kids. How hard could it be? After all, not only had I been a classroom teacher for several years but I had even TAUGHT classroom teachers how to teach! I fully expected to be a Master Homeschooling Mom in no time at all. Well, the reality is that homeschooling is a whole other animal entirely. In fact, …

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12 Free Online Resources For Teaching Your Kids STEM

If you’ve paid any sort of attention to the landscape of education in the last five years, you know that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) subjects are very “in” right now. There’s been a huge push to teach children how to create videos, code, and Lego Robotics teams are all the rage in schools and at home. And then there’s the perennial frenzy over whether American kids’ math test scores are high enough. Obviously, the easiest way to teach your …

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Why Preppers Should Consider Homeschooling

I don’t remember when I first became convinced that homeschooling was the only type of education I wanted for our children. I do know it was long before I ever became pregnant. Now that we’ve finished our eleventh year of homeschooling, I’m more glad than ever of our choice. Homeschooling has been the perfect fit for our prepping family. The foremost benefit for preppers like us is that homeschooling provides a continuous flow of education in spite of changing circumstances. …

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21 Homeschool Resources For All Ages

When my parents first pulled my brother and me out of private school to educate us at home in 1994, we were on the very fringe of an often misunderstood movement. We knew only two other families who homeschooled their kids. We heard rumors that there were others, but had no way to get in touch with them. It was nearly impossible to find resources, so my mother used a lot of the same curriculum that had been used by …

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