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6 Homeschool Tips From Homeschool Bloggers


We've included homeschool tips from six of our personal favorite homeschool bloggers.

When you’re first considering homeschool, whether it is your child’s first educational experience or you’re switching paths, it’s an exciting and potentially overwhelming time. So many choices! So many options! Which curriculum do I use? Wow, look at all the fun, character-building, educational activities that are available! LET’S DO ALL THE THINGS! Whoa. Pump the…
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3 Tips for Creating a Homeschool Transcript


Creating a homeschool transcript is easier than you might think; it just involves keeping track and planning ahead.

While the idea of creating a homeschool transcript might seem overwhelming or intimidating, it’s really just another way of tracking your student’s progress and sorting it into a format that is accessible and understandable by post-secondary opportunities. Even if you live in a state that does not require you to report your homeschooling agenda 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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Homeschool Basics: Organization


Establish your routines, modify them according to your unique family’s needs, and enjoy less agonizing over homeschool organization.

Establish your routines, modify them according to your unique family’s needs, and enjoy less agonizing over homeschool organization. So, you are not a born organizer? Organizationally challenged, even? Are you feeling overwhelmed just by daily life? And now, to add to that, you plan to be a homeschooler? Maybe you already homeschool, or even have…
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Homeschool Basics: Scheduling


I want to encourage you as you start your homeschooling journey, that scheduling will greatly affect the outcome of your homeschooling efforts.

There are so many things about homeschooling that lead to creativity – how you “do it” is truly reflective of your personality. However, I want to encourage you as you start your homeschooling journey, that scheduling will greatly affect the outcome of your homeschooling efforts. I have often said to my teenagers, “Failure to hit…
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Homeschool Basics: Planning


While lessons may be one aspect of planning, there are numerous others that you need to consider when preparing for your homeschooling experience.

Does the thought of homeschool planning conjure up images of a black, spiral-bound teacher’s book? While lessons may be one aspect of planning, there are numerous others that you need to consider when preparing for your homeschooling experience. Let’s break down the what, how, and when of successful homeschool planning. What Do You Need To…
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Guide to Homeschool Styles


The following summary will help you understand some of the common homeschool styles used today.

If you are shopping for homeschooling curriculum, you have probably seen the same buzz words occur over and over in product descriptions. You may be wondering who on earth Charlotte Mason is or why classical education is so popular. The following summary will help you understand some of the common homeschool styles used today. Homeschool…
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