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The 4 Dangers of the Homeschool Comparison Trap


The homeschool comparison trap shifts our focus away from our family and what is important.

What Is the Homeschool Comparison Trap? I have over a decade of homeschool experience, yet at times, I find myself wondering if I have failed as a homeschool mom. It is in these moments of doubt that I realize I have fallen into the homeschool comparison trap. Instead of focusing on what my family needs,…
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A Guide to Attending Homeschool Conventions


Attending a homeschool convention can be a challenge. This guide is offered to help you become the victorious conqueror of the homeschool convention.

In the “olden days,” when I was homeschooling, parents had to order from catalogs or go to a homeschool convention to purchase materials. For encouragement, we depended on co-ops and support groups. Now, online ordering and social media have made homeschooling much more convenient. Sections in this blog post: • 5 Reasons to Attend a…
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5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Homeschooling


Rebecca shares five things she wish she would have known before homeschooling, even as a second generation homeschooler.

As a second generation homeschooler, I was 100% positive that I knew what to expect in this whole homeschool journey. My confidence was at an all time high; it was glorious! My first few weeks as a newly minted homeschool mom were simply put…epic. I had a big poster on the wall with a schedule…
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Roadschooling: How to Homeschool on the Road


Over the past few years, roadschooling has become as popular as tiny houses and minimalism. Learn what roadschooling is, and how you can do it.

What is Roadschooling? Adventure is calling! But what about your child’s education? Roadschooling may be the answer! Over the past few years, roadschooling has become as popular as tiny houses and minimalism. What exactly is roadschooling, you ask? Roadschooling is simply homeschooling while on the road. Many of us have been roadschooling at one time…
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Is Homeschooling the Best Way to Educate? [Article]


An article in Business Insider proclaims: "Homeschooling is the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century." We unpack this in our blog post.

An article in Business Insider proclaims: “Homeschooling is the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century.” The article runs through a litany of reasons, most of which are likely familiar to you already, detailing why homeschooling makes sense. First and foremost, it is personal by design, allowing the curriculum and even sequence of…
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Tips for New Homeschoolers from 10 Veterans


We asked several veteran homeschoolers for their tips for new homeschooling families.

The decision to homeschool isn’t always an easy one. Even after the countless hours you spent creating that long pros and cons list leading you to the decision to homeschool, you’re still stuck second guessing if you made the right choice for your child’s education. Stop. Breathe. You’re doing just fine. Believe it or not,…
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Learning to Adapt with Personalized Homeschooling


An individualized education is one of the numerous benefits of home education. But sometimes we have learn to adapt from child to child.

A personalized education is one of the numerous benefits of home education. But sometimes we have learn to adapt from child to child. “My Johnny was a national spelling bee finalist using this spelling curriculum, but now my Jack can barely spell three-letter words using it. I just don’t understand!” As educators we need to…
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Finding Homeschool Support Online


There is plenty of homeschool support in the online world, from Facebook groups to Pinterest.

Making the decision to homeschool can be one of the easiest — and most difficult — decisions ever! It’s the only job where people judge the totality of your results by one child’s behavior on any given day. I often say it’s the toughest job you’ll ever love. Today I want to speak a little…
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Vote for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine Excellence Awards


The annual The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine Excellence Awards are going on, and we would love it if you would take a few minutes to vote for us.

The annual The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine Excellence Awards are going on, and we would love it if you would take a few minutes to vote for us. The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine Excellence Awards are awarded to the companies or curricula that you and your fellow home educators feel are the best of the best in…
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15 Creative Places to Homeschool


Wherever your homeschool day may take you, it is comforting to know that there are ways to adapt nearly any environment into a space for learning.

One of the perks to homeschooling your children is the ability to allow a more flexible, convenient, and fun learning environment. We recently asked a group of homeschooling parents: where are some unique places your child has done their homework? They replied with some silly, clever, and conventional places: 15 Unique Places to Do Homework…
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