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School supplies that promote learning at home

*This post is sponsored by 3M Kids Hearing Protection. All opinions are my own.  Let's talk about school supplies that promote learning at home. With six kids learning at home you can imagine that things can get a little loud and at times crazy in our house. I'm sure that many of you who are […]
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Oct
29
2020
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Homeschool Halloween Day Fun

Friends! Halloween is just a few days away!! So we’re going to get our spook on and share ways you can teach the history of Halloween to your kids and have some fun doing it for a Homeschool Halloween Day.  If you haven't already decorated and prepped for the Fall, this post I share some […]
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Sep
18
2020
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HomeSchool Routine with 6 kids

Today, I will be sharing what a typical day of homeschooling Routine with 6 kids looks like for our family. I know that many of you are new to homeschooling and may be feeling overwhelmed with how to homeschool. I hope that today’s post will help you realize just how simple and great it can […]
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Sep
15
2020
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HOW TO Homeschool Different Ages & Grade levels with Curriculum Haul

Many of you have been following our homeschooling series and have asked about how I homeschool different grade levels and the curriculum we use. This is how I balance the different ages and grade levesl as well as a full curriculum haul. Homeschooling in general can be hard to balance, but having different ages and […]
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Sep
11
2020
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How to Set up a Homeschool Workspace

The first day of school is knocking on our door and I know that many of you have already started! Many people ask me what our homeschool workspace looks like, so today, I’m sharing with you how to set up a homeschool workspace that is conducive to learning. If you don’t have a space for […]
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Aug
27
2020
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Travel and Homeschool Routine

We love to travel and we love to home school. We especially love to combine the two and have a good time doing both! In this post I’ll share how we maintain a travel homeschool while on vacation. If we can we like to curate our trips according to what we’ve been learning about in […]
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Aug
19
2020
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How to transition to Homeschool

Switching from sending kids to school every day to homeschooling them full-time. There can be an overwhelming feeling as you realize that you are now 100 percent responsible for your child’s education. “How will I keep them busy and learning all day?” This is a common misconception many first time homeschoolers have when they switch […]
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Aug
17
2020
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Teen Perspective: Homeschool vs Public School

Some of you know that I am homeschooled. I enjoy doing homeschool a lot more than public school. I used to go to public school for a while before my parents decided that public school wasn't right for us. It wasn’t right for me because at public school, kids would follow me around, or they […]
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Aug
5
2020
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5 things I wish I KNEW before Starting HOMESCHOOL!

Man if I could go back YEARS and YEARS ago to the beginning of our Homeschool journey...there would be a few things I would tell myself. Goodness wouldn’t that be great to get that info?!! Well here I am sharing my ups and downs and tips I wish I knew before starting homeschool!

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Aug
4
2020
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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before We Started Homeschooling

Homeschooling used to be this weird thing that hardly anyone did. ”Kids need to be social and need to be at school where they can make friends and be taught by qualified teachers - not by mom and dad.” That was the common objection to homeschooling. Fast forward to 2020 and with the Covid-19 pandemic […]
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Jul
28
2020
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Homeschooling: What to Buy, What not to Buy

It’s back to school time! That means it is also back to school shopping time. If you’re a new homeschooling mom, you might be wondering, “What do I really need to homeschool successfully, and what can I save money on and not buy?”

Over the years I’ve learned which back to school items were the most useful and which ones just sat in my closet, never to be used. In this post, I’ll share my do’s and don’ts when it comes to back to school shopping.

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Jul
23
2020
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How to transition from public school to homeschool

Distance learning. Hybrid schedule. Homeschooling. This is an unprecedented time as parents are faced with making some tough decisions about their kids’ education. No matter your choice, I’m here to help you transition from a regular public schooling structure to a homeschool structure.

Before I get started, there is ONE thing you NEED to know. Whatever form of schooling you decide on for your kids this year, be confident in your choice. Don’t feel like you need to do what everyone else is doing. Don’t second guess your choice when you see what other people are doing. Do what’s right for your family.

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