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The Top Five Tools to Keep Your Homeschool House Running

How am I supposed to keep my house running while I’m homeschooling my kids? Everything seems to be falling apart! Ever asked that question before? I know I have. It’s good to know that it’s a common problem, but not so good to find out that there’s no magic pill that will make your house clean, your laundry folded, or …

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Teaching Your Kids To Be Givers This Christmas

Boy, have I got a treat for you! Heather over at Life of a Homeschool Mom has put together her annual blog series called “ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays”, and yours truly is part of it! My post, “Unexpected Guests Bringing Undeserved Gifts: Teaching Your Kids To Be Givers This Christmas” goes live today! It’s full of ideas to …

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Keeping The Christmas Spirit While In the Middle of Homeschooling

For some moms, Christmas is everything wonderful: drinking cocoa around the fire, bee-bopping to your favorite Christmas carols, frosting the whole house in lights and glittery baubles, and religiously tracking with the Advent season to its candle-lighting service culmination. For others of us, Christmas is exhausting. It’s overwhelming. You have to buy presents, you have to make the cocoa which …

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Black Friday Sale!

When I was younger, my favorite part of Christmas was the presents. It still is, but now I like giving presents, not just getting them! As my gift to you this Thanksgiving and Christmas season, I’d like to give every new homeschooling mom or wannabe homeschooling mom the help they need to get started and stay inspired on the journey. For …

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So Thankful We Can Learn Anything We Want

It’s the last day of “So Thankful We Homeschool” Week. We’ve spent the week thinking about all the things we have to be thankful for as homeschoolers. I’ve only mentioned the tip of the iceberg: there are more things to be grateful for than I can number, and everyone has different blessings that mean the most to them and their …

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So Thankful I Can Focus on the Heart

I can’t believe it’s Thursday already – only one more week until Thanksgiving, then we start into Advent and the Christmas season. This is the fourth post for “So Thankful We Homeschool” Week! If you haven’t had a chance to read the other posts and download the Thanksgiving printables, go here, here, and here. Today’s free printable is a Thanksgiving card …

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So Thankful for Good Books

We’re into the middle of “So Thankful We Homeschool” Week! We’ve been thankful for the time we get to be with our children, the freedom we have in homeschooling, and today, the overwhelming riches we have in good books to share with our kids. If you’ve been following along this week, I hope you’ve also had a chance to download …