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How We Teach: The Real Lives of Homeschoolers

How We Teach: The Real Lives of Homeschoolers

I am so excited to announce that the new iHomeschool Network book is out! And I am one of the contributing authors! How We Teach I have been a member of iHomeschool Network for almost 2 years now and have had the privilege of joining many of these awesome homeschool bloggers in bringing you great(…)

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Big Book of Homeschool Ideas Blog Tour – Starts October 1st

Big Book of Homeschool Ideas Blog Tour – Starts October 1st

I am happy to announce that myself and some of the other iHomeschool Network authors who contributed to The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas will be participating in a blog tour that spans the month of October. It includes not only a fabulous sale on a bundle that contains The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas,(…)

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Not Back to School Photos 2014

Not Back to School Photos 2014

Last year was the first year we took Student Photos here at Starts At Eight. It was so much fun doing them that we decided to give it a go again this year. Doing these Not Back to School Photos gave us a reason to get out and explore a little to find a new(…)

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Notebooking with Franklin the Turtle

Notebooking with Franklin the Turtle

Franklin the Turtle books, and the show were a favorite in our house.  Franklin and his friends played together and faced problems like our kids might face and they always related to him and enjoyed reading about him.   During the elementary ages we do a lot of reading together.  Since all of my children(…)

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Mom’s Coffee Break Basket Giveaway

Mom’s Coffee Break Basket Giveaway

In honor of Mother’s Day some of the iHomeschool Network Bloggers are hosting giveaways of some of their favorite things. My basket is called Mom’s Coffee Break Basket. While I don’t drink coffee myself, I included it as the feature in my basket because I know that so many moms do love their coffee! My(…)

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Teaching Writing in Your Homeschool ~ Includes G+ Hangout

Teaching Writing in Your Homeschool ~ Includes G+ Hangout

When my children were younger I didn’t worry too much about formal writing with them. As middle school rolled in for my oldest, I knew I needed to begin spending quality focus time on her writing skills. Teaching writing in your homeschool can be a daunting task, mostly because writing can be a very subjective(…)

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Pinterest Help for Homeschooling High School

Pinterest Help for Homeschooling High School

Pinterest has become my virtual filing cabinet.  I used to struggle with holding on to Internet links for a later date.  From scraps of paper to notebooks, to endless tabs and favorites on my computer, no system was working.  In walks Pinterest and boom!  I now have a photo rich filing system for all things(…)

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iBlog Pro eBook: Taking Your Blog to the Next Level

iBlog Pro eBook: Taking Your Blog to the Next Level

My blog began in 2009. My husband had talked about setting up a blog for me but I wasn’t interested and could not fathom how I would do that or what it would even look like! What exactly is a blog anyways? I decided to look it up and came up with blurbs like, “a(…)

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Children’s Classics Book List

Children’s Classics Book List

Welcome to a Bonus Day from my 10 Days of The How To’s For Book Clubs. Today’s list includes books I would deem as “children’s classics” as well as books that were beloved by my children that didn’t make it on to my previous lists. The books on this list range from great read aloud(…)

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The How To’s For Book Clubs: Example of a Teen Themed Book Club

The How To’s For Book Clubs: Example of a Teen Themed Book Club

Welcome to the tenth day of 10 Days of The How To’s For Book Clubs. Today is the final day in this series, or at least it was supposed to be! 😉 (I will be posting one last book list next week as a Bonus Post). I thought I would share with you an example(…)

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The How To’s For Book Clubs:  Popular Children & Teen Book Series

The How To’s For Book Clubs: Popular Children & Teen Book Series

Welcome to the ninth day of 10 Days of The How To’s For Book Clubs. This is the fourth out of five book lists that I have created for this series. Today’s list will include popular book series for both younger children and teens. If you have checked out my other books lists in this(…)

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The How To’s For Book Clubs: Favorite Books For Boys

The How To’s For Book Clubs: Favorite Books For Boys

Welcome to the seventh day of 10 Days of The How To’s For Book Clubs. Today I have compiled a list of books that may appeal to our boys. Now please don’t jump on me about the gender thing. I am very aware that these may not appeal to some boys, but may appeal to(…)

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