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What in the World is a Lapbook?

What in the World is a Lapbook?

Lapbooks, project packs, and file folder books – they are all referring to the same basic idea of creating a miniature book to reinforce a learning adventure. Becoming popular in the homeschooling world over the past 10 years or so, these options are also being used in classrooms and even daycare centers. The above fun […]

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Homeschooling Can Ruin Your Marriage

Homeschooling Can Ruin Your Marriage

For better or worse. In sickness and in health. Perhaps you pledged things like this during your wedding vows, but did you also promise to honor your partner during homeschooling and times of sanity? You might make it through those “broke” years or come out the other side from a life threatening illness, but whether […]

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Put on Your Homeschool Hard Hat

Put on Your Homeschool Hard Hat

Working through the Criticisms and Questions The toughest job I’ll ever love – homeschooling. Not for the faint of heart. Not a decision to make lightly. And apparently, a decision that more and more families are making in the United States. I recently read an article with a statistic that shocked me about homeschooling – and […]

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Could You Survive ALL Day with Your Teens?

Could You Survive ALL Day with Your Teens?

Homeschooling Teenagers and Surviving It Are you really going to homeschool your son in high school? That was the question a “curious” parent asked me as we waited for the baseball game to begin. And the look on her face said, “You’ve got to be crazy if you think you can homeschool a teenager!” Call […]

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The Darker Sides of School Choices

The Darker Sides of School Choices

Under each leaf it is shaded and dark – and under each school choice there are darker issues that make it difficult for parents to choose the best schools for their kids. It used to be that you had two choices for your child’s education – public or private school. Either way your child would […]

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Education Beyond the Classroom

Education Beyond the Classroom

Online Schools, Blended Schools, and Homeschools – How Will I Ever Decide? It is that time of year again. The Back to School sales have started creeping in among the inflatable pools and 4th of July clearance items. You can almost hear the woosh that the final sounds of summer are making. And that makes […]

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My 15 Rules for How to Homeschool Well

My 15 Rules for How to Homeschool Well

I’m pretty sure at some point in my youth that I thought people who homeschooled were crazy. And their children must be backward, unfortunate beings who would never be able to function in society. I am so glad I proved myself wrong. Somewhere between college, marriage, and motherhood, I started to realize that I had […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Not Home School

5 Reasons Why You Should Not Home School

Home schooling is not the best education option for every family. It requires love and patience like most other parenting endeavors, but it also mandates a certain amount of determination, tenacity, and desire to partner with your children for the journey. The benefits and far-reaching opportunities are almost limitless, and studies have shown that this education […]

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Why I Chose to Homeschool

Why I Chose to Homeschool

Some days it seems like I have been homeschooling forever. But then I realize the reality is – I HAVE! I have seven children and three of them are still being homeschooled. This coming fall I will be down to a 10th grader and a 5th grader as my son will graduate. I have seen […]

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