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Three Tips For Organizing Your Homeschool

Organizing homeschool materials and curriculum is part of the rhythm of homeschooling. The easiest way to organize your homeschool is to keep a limit on what you buy and keep in your home and then develop systems for what you do have. Here are three keys to keeping control of it all. Tip #1: Buy Slowly When people start homeschooling, ...

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6 Sure-fire Ways To Fight Homeschool Burnout

If you’ve been homeschooling for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that homeschool burnout is a real thing. During certain seasons of the year, we’re even more prone to it. The post-holiday winter months leading up to spring break can be some of the hardest, most vulnerable times when many of us, parents and kids alike, seem to suffer ...

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Cultivate Three Key Habits For Homeschool Success

Homeschool moms have a lot on their plate. Because of this, it is important to cultivate helpful habits that work for you and not against you. In fact, making even the smallest of changes can reap great rewards. Here are three habits that will pay you back over and over again with more time and less stress. #1: Keep Up ...

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Alfred The Great – A True Hero We All Need

Parents teach your children history to introduce them to heroes, true heroes, who can be admired and become models for them to live by, especially in this darkened day of the “anti-hero.” One such true hero was Alfred the Great. Alfred was the fifth son of Aethelwulf, king of the West Saxons, born in 849 AD. He was born at ...

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Three Essentials For Every Homeschool

When parents decide to homeschool, the first aspects they generally think about are curriculum and schedules. While these are a significant part of a successful homeschool experience, there are other factors that will make a much bigger difference. Here are three key elements your homeschool absolutely needs to function well. #1 – Love With Like Many parents make the decision ...

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Three Habits That Hurt Your Homeschool

Homeschoolers are generally optimistic and enthusiastic parents who are willing to take on the responsibility and challenge of homeschooling their children. But even with that “can do” attitude, little habits can creep in that undermine those efforts if they aren’t careful. If homeschooling isn’t going quite right, consider if one of these three habits might be hurting your homeschool. #1 ...

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New Year’s Resolutions For Christians

“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” -Proverbs 16:3 For many people, January is a time for setting goals for personal health, fitness and self-improvement. “Lose 50 pounds before summer! Work out every day! Only speak kind words to my family!” Unfortunately, we tend to abandon these lofty and often unobtainable goals before the calendar ...

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Alfred The Great And True Greatness

History is full of rulers who are called, by themselves or others, “great.” Men like Alexander the Great, whose huge empire of conquered nations dissolved a few years after his death, or women like Catherine the Great, who built fabulous palaces and art galleries at tremendous cost to her poor serfs. Usually a ruler’s greatness is limited to one small ...

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Making Geography A Joy

Geography is the study of places and the people who live there. Since people and places are varied and fascinating, the study of geography should be one of the most interesting subjects we can study! We do a great disservice to students when geography is reduced to learning the state capitals and filling in locations on a blank map. So ...

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Saving Our Culture, One Story At A Time

When humans sought to pass down their traditions and collective wisdom to future generations, did they do so through a dry government document entitled “20 Essentials of Sumerian Culture” or through a government-mandated curriculum written by a committee? No, they accomplished the transmission of their culture through stories. Stories were told by village elders, painted on walls, engraved on clay ...

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