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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Crush Homeschool Burnout with These 7 Tips


Homeschool burnout isn't pretty, and no one is immune to it. Keep reading for some tried-and-true tips to help you beat homeschool burnout.

Homeschool burnout isn’t pretty, and no one is immune to it. Keep reading for some tried-and-true tips to help you beat homeschool burnout. We have all been there at one time or another. The school year kicks off, and we hit the ground running. We did our research and placed our curriculum orders; we crack…
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Finding the Glitch When Kids Don’t Write


How should we teach our kids to write in the digital age? We cover this and more in this blog post.

How should we teach our kids to write in the digital age? We cover this and more in this blog post. It becomes ever more difficult to make a case for good handwriting because there are many more ways we can communicate in the digital age. In fact, many more educational institutions, with few exceptions,…
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How and Why to Write a Homeschool Mission Statement


If you're new to homeschooling, writing a homeschool mission statement is an important first step to make.

If you’re new to homeschooling, writing a homeschool mission statement is an important first step to make. Congratulations! You’ve decided to homeschool. In a previous blog post, Homeschool Basics: Planning, I indicated that your first consideration should be your goals. However, that was not entirely correct. Your first consideration really should be your homeschool mission…
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The Wrong Way to Use Flash Cards in Math


Flash cards are probably the single most used tool in a homeschool mom's tool belt, and I am about to tell you that you're misusing them.

Visit any homeschool household and look for the “tools of our trade” as homeschool moms, and you are going to find flash cards. They are probably the single most used tool in a homeschool mom’s tool belt, and I am about to tell you that you’re misusing them. What, you say?!?! Yes, I am poster…
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5 Quick Tips for Taking Better Holiday Photos with Your Family


Take better holiday photos on your smartphone or DSLR this year with these quick tips.

Take better holiday photos on your smartphone or DSLR this year with these quick tips. Whether you’re using a smartphone, a DSLR, or a point-and-shoot to take your photos, these tips should apply to any photographer. 1. Shoot Moments and Poses Some of the best photos are taken when the subject isn’t expecting it. Look…
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