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Best laid plans

Now that many of us have at least a few weeks under our belt in our new school years, it is time to step back and take a look at what is working or not working. Ask yourself- is that the best way? Do I love this curriculum? Is this schedule still working for us?

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Homemade Applesauce

When we go apple picking we don’t buy a ton. We get enough to make a batch of homemade applesauce as well as one apple pie (per my husband’s request). We do a little study about apples ahead of time so my boys know how apples grow and such. We have a lot of fun with it.

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Don’t Rush The Early Years

After reading several books, hearing different speakers, and talking to some homeschool friends, I came to the conclusion that more is not necessarily better. Doing cursive handwriting at four years old does not make my child any smarter than if he learns at nine years old.

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The Art of List Making

Throughout my years I’ve finally come to a place where list making is my friend. In earlier days this was not so. Back then, lists were restrictive and a constant nagging reminder of everything I needed to do. But now that I know how to turn list making into a tool, I see things differently.

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The anxious learner

How do you handle your child when they freeze up during school? You might ask them a question about what you went over yesterday and they feel so put on the spot that they simply cannot think of the answer. Or you hand them a test and they hand it back to you empty saying they don’t know what to do, when you know for a fact they know the answers.

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Sneaking in Quiet Time in the Midst of Chaos

Homeschooling doesn’t allow for much time alone. It is so crucial for me to get in my quiet time with the Lord. If I miss it, I can definitely tell. With three boys under the age of 8, it is very hard to get any peace and quiet at all. I have to sneak in quiet time throughout the day when I can.

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Making the most of your day

It goes without saying that a woman’s work is never done. I believe that’s doubly true for the homeschool woman’s work! Some days it’s almost impossible to keep all the plates turning. At the end of a long day with ungraded papers and housework piling up what’s a mom to do?

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