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Middle School History Through Literature with Beautiful Feet Ancient History

Middle School History Through Literature with Beautiful Feet Ancient History

As you know historical fiction is not only one of my favorite genres to read myself, but one of my favorite methods of teaching history in our homeschool. Teaching History Through Literature is a fun and engaging way to help your kids  feel and understand the plights of the people and times throughout history. Instead(…)

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Live Online Classes for Homeschooling High School

Live Online Classes for Homeschooling High School

We all know that as kids get older, their school work gets harder and more involved. For us homeschoolers that can be intimidating for many reasons. Maybe you feel unqualified to teach it, or don’t have as much time to devote to helping your child with the work. For those reasons, and many more, you(…)

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Homeschool Testing – Benefits and Using the Stanford Achievement Test

Homeschool Testing – Benefits and Using the Stanford Achievement Test

Homeschool testing is a normal occurrence in our household. It’s something we have done with each of our kids once they hit around 3rd grade.  Not only is it required in our state, but we believe testing is something of a “hoop” you have to jump through in life. This year we used the Stanford(…)

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Homeschool Typing with Typesy

Homeschool Typing with Typesy

One of the reasons I love homeschooling is that I can take the time to focus on skills I feel my children need. Teaching life skills such as money management, typing, and home maintenance is something I think is missing in most public schools today. One of the skills I teach all my children is(…)

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Homeschool Planning Options

Homeschool Planning Options

I am a planner. Whether you are referring to homeschool planning options, meal planning, home scheduling, I plan and organize it all. I LOVE planners, schedules, checklists, etc. Homeschool Planning There are endless homeschool planning options. It starts with the method in which you homeschool (Classical, Charlotte Mason, Unit Studies, School at Home), and then(…)

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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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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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