The Benefits of “I Don’t Know” for a Homeschool Parent: Learning How to Learn

One of the true blessings of homeschooling is that I get to learn about everything along with my brilliant, curious, and excited children. Strangely, I learn the most

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Emotionally Intelligent Parenting and Teaching

I get it: parenting can be overwhelming. When you get a chance to read, you want to make sure it’s worth it. The Mama’s Best Parenting Books blog hop

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Apple Busy Box Activities from Toddler to Kindergarten

From when my second child was a toddler till today, when she is a kindergartner and my third child is a toddler, I keep them busy by setting

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Back on Schedule: An A+ Way to Start the Year Right

Every August is the same. I quickly realize what we need: we need to get back in to routines. My daughter loves the bedtime routine. My son loves

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Helping Little Ones Express Big Emotions

I used to be one of those moms. I used to think I knew why kids did what they did. Especially preschool-aged children who have a fit. But now

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A Homeschool Mom Schedule is Not for Wimps

“It’s morning, Mommy!” As usual, I start the day with my 4-year-old daughter’s cheerful greeting. After a hug and a kiss, she runs off to get ready for

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4 Homeschooling Lessons I Learn the Hard Way

I’ve recently begun my fourth year of homeschool, and yet, I find myself learning the same lessons every year. Of course, every homeschooling family is different. You may

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Teaching as Christ Teaches

In Chapter Two of Stephanie Dibb Sorensen’s book Covenant Motherhood: Reflecting the Role of Christ in Our Lives, Sister Sorensen talks about how as mothers, we regularly emulate Jesus Christ as we

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Making an Unfinished Basement into a Homeschool Room

It has taken many months, and it’s still not a polished product, but I feel really good starting our next school year with our new basement homeschool room!

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A Workbox for a Big Kid (Workbox Wednesday)

My toddler is ill today, so I thought I’d focus on how I organize my older child’s daily work in a workbox instead of the little ones! Raisin

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How to Homeschool with TPT (Homeschool Blog Hop)

As a homeschool mom, I’m a different kind of Teachers Pay Teachers user than the other teachers that buy on Teachers Pay Teachers. For one thing, each year that I

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Essential Tips for Teaching Children at Home

A few years ago in British Columbia? There was a province-wide teacher strike. For months, the government and the teachers were unable to reach an agreement that would

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