Whether you need strategies for survival or ideas for infusing new life into your learning, check out these great tips from homeschool parents who have walked the walk.

  • Morning routine

    8 Morning Routines to Start Your Homeschool Day Strong

    Have you ever noticed that the first few moments of your morning can make or break the rest of your homeschool day? Establishing an intentional morning routine provides the consistency kids crave while setting you up for success moving forward. Breakfast and Chore Time Some kids (and mamas) don’t function […]

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  • Family Reading Time

    Read to Me Forever: The Joys of Family Reading

    When our kids are small, it’s a special joy to snuggle up with them on the couch or the bed or the big, comfy chair and read to them. We look at the pictures together, learn the rhymes together, and our hearts say, Yes. This is good. Good for them. Good […]

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  • thrifty summer activities

    Nifty, Thrifty Summer Fun!

    “We do not remember days. We remember moments.” – Cesare Pavese Create some of those memorable moments with your children this summer, without leaving home and without spending much money. Here are some thrifty, old-fashioned, fun ideas to get you started. Even now as an adult, I recall the joy […]

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  • Getting Started with Nature Journaling

    Have you wanted to explore nature journaling with your kids, but you’re not sure how to start? Never fear! We’ve got your back. In this article we’ll answer all the nature journaling questions you’ve been dying to ask. What’s the deal with nature journaling anyway? It seems like nature journaling […]

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  • How to Create a Simple, Successful Homeschool Portfolio

    It’s the time of year when many of us are winding down our homeschool for the season. You may be finishing strong and looking back on a year of exciting successes. Or you may be collapsing in exhaustion, eager to leave this year behind you. No matter how your school […]

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  • How To Host Your Own Year-End Homeschool Celebration

    I live two minutes away from the local elementary school. We drive by it to go almost anywhere: grocery shopping, library, dance class. Often the latest school event is displayed on the sign. I confess that I often became envious about all the neat things the elementary kids were doing […]

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  • 6 Tips for a Stress-Free Field Trip (with printable!)

    Flexibility and freedom to follow your passions are great perks of homeschooling. There’s no better way to capitalize on that freedom than through field trips and learning adventures. With the stress of planning, prepping and keeping everyone happy over the course of a long day, sometimes it feels easier to […]

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  • 10 Tips for Including Chores in Your Homeschool Routine

    Ah, chores. Sometimes they can seem never-ending, right?  Like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get through that to-do list.  Not to mention when you add that carefully curated homeschool lesson plan to the agenda. But, have you ever considered chores being a part of the homeschool […]

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  • Team Teaching: Ways to Include Dad (or Grandparents) To Bring Balance and Flexibility to Your Homeschool

    Not all homeschoolers have family members who are willing or able to share the responsibilities of homeschooling, but for those of us that do, there are many creative ways to outsource a portion of your teaching responsibilities to another family member. Family Devotions Let Dad lead family devotions. Breakfast and […]

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  • Carschooling for Your Summer Road Trip

    If you’re like me, you’ve found that the term homeschooling can be a bit of a misnomer. Between driving to the grocery store, the park, meet-ups with friends, swimming lessons, dentist appointments, and an occasional long distance trip to Grandma’s house, not to mention summer road trips and vacations, my […]

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  • High School Recordkeeping: Finding the Right Balance

    Even the most relaxed homeschoolers sometimes get a bit stressed and paranoid as high school rolls around. They wonder if there is any way they can maintain a family-like environment, while still coming up with a transcript that will help their students get into college. In addition, the question arises: […]

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  • Explore, Discover, & Create . . . with Notebooking!

    At the end of each school year, are you finding yourself swimming through mounds of worksheets, quizzes, tests, and half-finished workbooks wondering just what to do with it all? Where does the organization begin? What do you keep? Where will you keep it? How much should you, dare I say, […]

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  • College Prep 101: Teaching Responsible Study Habits

    For high schoolers, there’s more to planning for college than simply getting accepted. Unless your student has experienced a more rigorous course of study and learned some good study habits, he’ll be overwhelmed to arrive on campus and discover the mountains of reading, writing, and studying that await him. You […]

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