Category Archives: General Homeschooling

Homeschooling: Keeping it Simple

I remember when I first started homeschooling. My oldest was four, and I excitedly poured over dozens of homeschool catalogs. There were so many options and all of them seemed necessary if I wanted to have a well rounded student. … Continue reading

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Can I Combine My Children in One Program?

Many homeschool parents have asked this question, so I thought I would do a blog post to further explain┬ámy usual answer. I have often found that our easiest school years were those when everyone was studying the same historic period … Continue reading

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Can You Teach Creativity?

Creativity can be defined as the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. Or the ability to make new things or think of new ideas. “Thinking outside the box” is a commonly … Continue reading

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Summer Learning

We are deep into summer mode right now. The days are hot and lazy, perfect for curling up with a good book or spending afternoons in the backyard catching frogs and worms. It is also birthday season around here – … Continue reading

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Beating the Winter Blues

It happens every year, right around February. The thrill of the shiny new school year has worn off, the daily grind has started grinding on your nerves – maybe the cold weather is keeping you inside and your family is … Continue reading

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Flash Sale! Blizzard of 2015

Build Your Library Secular Homeschool Curriculum Sale! Here in the Northeast, we’re having a snow day! My kids had been complaining that we haven’t had very much snow at all so far this winter… I guess Mother Nature has decided … Continue reading

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A Literature-Based Education: Teaching Academics

This is part 3 of the Literature-Based Education series. Follow these links to read Part 1 and Part 2. It may sound obvious enough – but any school subject can be taught with living books. Science, history, art, grammar, even … Continue reading

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Literature-Based Learning: Creating a Rhythm to your Days

I don’t know about the rest of you, but lately, my brain has been in planning mode. Ordering┬ámaterial for the new school year, rearranging books on our shelves, making lists of school supplies we need to buy. It’s one of … Continue reading

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Summer Sale!

Summer is upon us, which means one thing to homechoolers – planning for the next school year! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been busy making lists of books and school supplies we’ll need for this fall. I have … Continue reading

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Homeschooling: A Beautiful Education

When you first began homeschooling, you probably had no idea what you were doing. Maybe you pulled your child out of a bad school situation, or maybe you had been planning on homeschooling since their birth. Either way, you can’t … Continue reading

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