How We Homeschool: Memorization

How We Homeschool: Memorization

There seems to be a lot of kick back against memorization in education these days, even amongst homeschoolers. Learning math facts and memorizing parts of speech, for example, have gotten a bad rap in favour of "critical thinking" and a "love of learning". You may...

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Homeschool Art Without a Curriculum

Homeschool Art Without a Curriculum

Many homeschoolers feel under qualified in the art department. And with so many other subject areas and resources to buy, not many have the funds available to pour into a pre-packaged curriculum or private art classes for their children. So what is the average,...

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A Day in The Life of This Learning Mama

A Day in The Life of This Learning Mama

If you are looking for the summary of a perfectly ordered homeschool day, this is not going to be the one. I was thinking maybe I should just scratch this one out, and try again tomorrow but I decided not to -- because this is life, mine anyway, for better or for...

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How to Use the Library Without Paying a Fortune in Fines

How to Use the Library Without Paying a Fortune in Fines

I will quite likely never forget the day my girls and I were having our usual library visit when I overheard a mother tell her child, "No honey, you can only check out two books -- we need to leave some here for the other kids". I then proceeded to hide behind the...

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SchoolhouseTeachers.com {Review}

SchoolhouseTeachers.com {Review}

Are you looking for one stop shopping for a variety of homeschooling curricula at an affordable price, for your each of your children from K-12? You're going to want to check out a Yearly Membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com. So, what is SchoolhouseTeachers.com?...

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How We Homeschool: Homeschooling With a Toddler Underfoot

How We Homeschool: Homeschooling With a Toddler Underfoot

Please be advised that this post does not offer a solution to the seeming impossibility of getting through a day of homeschooling older children with a toddler underfoot without frustration, tears, or an disastrously messy house. I've read all those posts, and...

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