how to homeschool more than one grade: a tale of four grades
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how to homeschool more than one grade: a tale of four grades

I don’t have four kids homeschooling anymore. But for many years, I did. I have four children. Let me tell you about them. I have a teenager, finishing her final year of high school, who is very much as independent as a college student, waking herself for early morning online classes, tracking her study hours, … Continue reading

principles for homeschool sanity: introducing Julie Bogart, of “The Brave Learner”
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principles for homeschool sanity: introducing Julie Bogart, of “The Brave Learner”

Julie Bogart is the voice inside my head encouraging me, providing me practical tools, and empathizing with my homeschool experience. I’m rereading “The Brave Learner,” Julie Bogart’s recent offering, as I get started in another year of homeschooling. I have to introduce you to Julie if you’re just starting out because I read from her … Continue reading

Working from Home with Homeschool & Parenting Coach, Meaghan Jackson of Joyful Mud Puddles
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Working from Home with Homeschool & Parenting Coach, Meaghan Jackson of Joyful Mud Puddles

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Meaghan-Jackson-Interview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Set a timer. When the timer goes off, check in with yourself. How am I feeling? What are my needs right now? What’s going on right now? This helps you think of yourself and your feelings. You can search for the needs behind the feelings and meet your … Continue reading

how to incorporate fun into your homeschool
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how to incorporate fun into your homeschool

This might have been my biggest learning curve about homeschool I’ve had: learning to include the fun.  It took me years to learn how to have fun. I’ve probably been motivated by these reasons: Kids get bored of routine. I get bored of routine. All those fun Pinterest board activities are lonely. Oh, and because I’ve discovered that changing … Continue reading

15 Fun Activities for First Day of Homeschool Party!
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15 Fun Activities for First Day of Homeschool Party!

A first day of Homeschool Party? I heard a homeschool mama talk about her favourite day of the year: the first day of studies! The anticipation of a new study year with freshly sharpened pencils, new books, unopened notebooks, pretty binders, and always a box of Smarties (to make the kids a little smarter), is … Continue reading

the truth behind homeschool socialization: what’s the secret?
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the truth behind homeschool socialization: what’s the secret?

Bringing your kiddo home this fall? Here are four things you need to consider when beginning homeschooling: Your goal is to consider what an education is anyway and read about unschooling, deschooling, and learning.  I compiled a Homeschool Mama Reading List just for you! These books are ones that have taught me everything that has helped me structure my homeschool. Apparently we … Continue reading