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Homeschoolers and The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

I love personal development books.  They remind me of the importance of thinking about how I live and of examining whether or not what I do meets my goals of loving God and those around me.  I almost always finish such a book inspired and with one or two small practical changes to implement in […]

Reading Week

“Tomorrow Reading Week starts,”  Miss 12 sighed happily Sunday night.  Reading Week, an annual tradition, is one of the joys of our homeschool.  We long for it, dream of it, plan for it, and now, finally, it is here. With over 200 books expected from inter-branch loan in our huge city-wide library system, our house will be awash in […]

Homeschool Mom Helps

Homeschooling moms could always use a helpful tweak for their homeschool…or some practical advice…or some encouragement.  Right? Over at the Curriculum Choice some of us have put our favorite ideas for homeschooling moms into an informative post, Homeschool Mom Helps.  It’s worth taking some time to look through the tips, suggestions, and inspiration. Enjoy!

Miss 12’s Spelling Solution

Some children can spell easily, but others struggle, and struggle, and struggle. Somehow, they just don’t see the individual letters in a word or hear the individual sounds. As we struggled for a solution, Miss 12 came up with a new way to study her problem words. This way she always has them with her […]

Older Students Need Attention, Too

Our homeschools go through seasons. Sometimes we can predict them, but once in a while we are surprised.  My surprise this year is that I need to spend more time on homeschooling than I did last year, even though the girls are (obviously) older. You see, this year each of the girls is being stretched. […]

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