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Homeschooling the Creative Child

Homeschooling my creative oldest  child has been challenging. I think it has been especially hard because I am a rule-following, box checker. I never sought to make our home like a school, but I still had expectations for how things should be done. And my

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Goals Checkup

I can’t believe that January is already gone! I set some goals for myself for this year and I think it would be a good idea to share how I’m doing with them. Hopefully it will encourage me to keep trying. I broke my goals

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Raising Map Nuts: Learning Geography Naturally

You might be a homeschooler if… Your family quizzes one another on what state their cracker or tortilla chip looks like. Actually that probably makes us weird among homeschoolers. We are a family who really likes maps. Before we were married, my husband and I

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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode Review

In November I happened to see a post in my Facebook feed about signing up for a chance to be on the launch team for Crystal Paine’s (Money Saving Mom) upcoming book, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. Based on the title alone, I decided to

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If I Knew Then What I Know Now about Math

It’s time for the next topic in the Virtual Curriculum Fair. This week’s topic is Discovering Patterns: Mathematics, Logic, and Science. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Mathematical Understanding or Memorization? I think I have pretty thoroughly shared my thoughts on teaching math. Here’s How I choose Math

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Focusing on the Important Things

One of my goals for the year is to Block out specific, focused times of day to complete work tasks for SchoolhouseTeachers.com. I tend to have my laptop open all day long. I have e-mail, Facebook,  SchoolhouseTeachers.com, and whatever else I might be working on

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It Starts with the Alphabet

Welcome to the Virtual Curriculum Fair! This week’s topic is Playing with Words. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I only link to products that I have tried and found to be of high quality. Every child is different, and some of the resources that

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Priorities and Goal Setting for 2014

I’ve recently finished reading Crystal Paine’s (MoneySavingMom.com) soon to be released book, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. One of the most important steps to getting out of survival mode, which I’ve been living in at least partially for a couple of years now, is to set

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2013 is Almost Gone

It’s hard to say it without sounding cliche, but time really does fly. Even more so the older that I get. As I reflect upon another year, I hope that I have grown. I know that I have, but it’s sometimes hard to see in

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! Have a blessed day celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.   By Kristen H.