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Online Homeschool Planner: My Search for Sanity

Finding an online homeschool planner should not have been so hard. It should not have driven me to the verge of tears. It should not have made me SCREAM multiple times, but it did. It was tedious to say the least.I didn’t think I had too many requirements, but it seems that I was asking […]

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Start Your Homeschooling Day When?

What time should you start your homeschooling day? This is a common source of anxiety for many homeschooling families. It was for us as well. Having come from a traditional school background (I was a teacher for five years before leaving to homeschool The Tornado), I was used to waking up at 5:00 AM to […]

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Three Free Homeschooling Resources

Free Homeschooling is possible! Welcome to my new series. I will try to post this weekly. The truth is that homeschooling can be very expensive if you get caught up purchasing tools and supplies. Luckily, there are numerous free resources available to help keep your budget from bursting at the seams. Here are are few […]

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Homeschooling: Changing Tactics

This has been an interesting year! When we began homeschooling this year, things were going rather smoothly! I even did a video about how I planned and shared my weekly sheets that I created to help keep us on track. However, the thing is, often, the best-laid plans go awry when life kicks it up […]

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Weekly Sheets for Staying Organized

When I was teaching High School English back in 2005, another teacher used Weekly Sheets to keep her students informed about what would be happening in the upcoming week. It was a practice many of us quickly adapted, myself included. I never thought to use it in our homeschooling mainly because it required that I […]

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Planning in Loops Using Six-Week Blocks

It seems like I am always changing up the way I do things and I am. Reflection and adaptation are the two words that motivate my homeschooling efforts. I remain open minded about, and aware of,  my strengths and weaknesses. To that end, we have revamped our homeschooling this year. Check out my video on […]