US History Using The Century: America’s Time

US History Using The Century: America’s Time

As homeschoolers we are almost always on the hunt for curriculum in some fashion. Maybe our kids are getting older and need something suited to their age. Maybe what we have been using isn’t working. Whatever your reason for looking, here is US History Using The Century: American’s Time. Haven’t heard of it? Read on(…)

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Top 10 Reasons My Kids Like Being Homeschooled

Top 10 Reasons My Kids Like Being Homeschooled

Homeschooling is a choice, one parents often make for their children. While I know that not all children enjoy being homeschooled, my kids like being homeschooled. While their reasons may be different than mine, they demonstrate some of the wonderful benefits of homeschooling. I decided that instead of making a list of reasons why we(…)

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Top 10 Favorite Homeschooling Sites {Resources, Printables, Support & More}

Top 10 Favorite Homeschooling Sites {Resources, Printables, Support & More}

When I started blogging in 2009 I had know idea what I would soon find on the Internet! I couldn’t believe the wealth of homeschool knowledge, connection, and support I would find! I originally wrote this Top 10 Favorite Homeschooling Sites list in 2012. Wow! How the time flies! So much has grown and changed in(…)

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Top 10 Favorite Read Alouds

Top 10 Favorite Read Alouds

We have so many books that are on our love list here in this house, but not all of them would make for a great read aloud. So I will share some of our favorite read alouds that I think would fit in this read aloud category. Some (most) are for younger kids (picture books),(…)

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Helpful Tips for Working While In College

Helpful Tips for Working While In College

Most kids that head off to college will find themselves working while in college. Not only do they need to cover the cost of tuition and books, but they still want to go out, eat out, buy new clothes, etc. While many will get scholarships and take on student loans, most will still need to(…)

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Never Have I Ever Homeschool Edition

Never Have I Ever Homeschool Edition

I have seen a ton of Never Have I Ever memes floating around the Internet. Some totally relatable and some totally off the wall. How about we take a look at a Never Have I Ever Homeschool Edition? I’d be interested to hear what some of yours might be. (Feel free to leave them in(…)

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American History Timeline Resources: The Gilded Age and 2nd Industrial Revolution

American History Timeline Resources: The Gilded Age and 2nd Industrial Revolution

The Civil War is over and we are forging through Reconstruction and into The Gilded Age and 2nd Industrial Revolution. The movers and shakers that played a big role in the rise of America are busy and active building their empires, and by proxy, America. Our previous installments of American History Timeline Resources include: Before(…)

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Online Classical Education: A Helpful Homeschool Option

Online Classical Education: A Helpful Homeschool Option

Classical education is where I first started falling in love with homeschooling. Classical education is based on a three-part process of training the mind. From the early Grammar years where kids learn the basic building blocks of each subject, through the middle Logic Stage, and then to the final Rhetoric Stage in high school where(…)

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Websites for Bringing History to Life {And other engaging history resources}

Websites for Bringing History to Life {And other engaging history resources}

History often has a pretty bad reputation for being boring. To many students, history means reading long-winded textbooks and memorizing incessant facts. They don’t necessarily see the importance of studying something that happened 100s or 1000s of years ago. The good news is that in this age of technology there are so many more options.(…)

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Most Loved Posts in 2018 from Starts At Eight

Most Loved Posts in 2018 from Starts At Eight

Can you all believe I have been doing this Most Popular list since 2011! It is amazing to me what has remained popular and what new things have really resounded with people. From holiday specifics to helpful homeschool, this Most Loved Posts in 2018 has it all. Since it has worked for past Most Popular(…)

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American History Timeline Resources: Slavery, The Civil War & Reconstruction

American History Timeline Resources: Slavery, The Civil War & Reconstruction

Abraham Lincoln is President and the United States is ramping up to an internal war. A civil war between the north and south over slavery. Let’s take a look at the causes and effects as well as the people and places involved in this important piece of American History. Our previous installments of American History(…)

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2018 Christmas Movie Lineups – Netflix, AMC, Freeform & More!

2018 Christmas Movie Lineups – Netflix, AMC, Freeform & More!

Each and every year I look forward to checking out the Christmas Movie Lineups for the season. This year I think there are more than I have ever seen! So many of the networks are making it easy for us Christmas movie lovers to find and watch great movies by posting their Christmas Movie Lineups(…)

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Homeschool Art Lessons: Portrait Drawings

Homeschool Art Lessons: Portrait Drawings

Art is one of the subjects my youngest loves most. Unfortunately for her I am not an artist. Not only am I not good at it, but I also do not enjoy it. This often means she doesn’t get art instruction as she would like. Lucky for her I am found some great resources for(…)

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Games as Gifts: 25 Games for Kids Under 8 (No Screen Required!)

Games as Gifts: 25 Games for Kids Under 8 (No Screen Required!)

Whether as a birthday present, Easter Basket item or Christmas gift, games make awesome gifts for kids. This lists includes games for kids under 8. From preschool color and letter games, to more involved card and board games that you and your children are sure to have hours of fun playing together! What’s even better(…)

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