Category Archives for "Homeschool"

October 12, 2020

How to Leverage Mealtime

We live in a busy world. Most of us have our plates filled to the brim. During 2020, many families have rediscovered family dinners together. As we move past 2020, let this be one blessing we choose to keep in our lives.  Slow down. Don’t rush your family meal. Avoid overloading the family schedule.  Make […]

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October 6, 2020

Three Reading Strategies

Most parents want their children to become proficient readers. They know thar reading is a vital life skill in our society. Most adults know that reading is an essential key to self-directed lifelong learning.  Yet, at the end of fourth grade, only about 36% of children are proficient readers at grade level or above. This […]

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September 8, 2020

Nature Studies, Nature Notebooks: A Parent Child Journey

 Homeschooling moms, have your friends asked, “What about science?” Are you turned off to natural science, because you had distasteful experiences in school? Do you feel intimidated by science? Many people suppose that science can only be taught and learned in the classroom, with textbooks, using expensive equipment, taught by an college trained, and certified licensed science teacher.  Nothing […]

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August 28, 2020

Our Third Book is Published! “Addressing Common Homeschool Misconceptions”

This post includes affiliate links.My daughter, Julia Groves (at The Quiet Grove), and I, have just published our third book in the Homeschooling Basics series– Addressing Common Homeschool Misconceptions: The Truths Behind Homeschool Myths.Many of you have not chosen to homeschool before now, largely because many of these misconceptions. Know that when other people repeat […]

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August 18, 2020

What About Socialization???

Yours!!A lot of homeschool moms get the question- “What about socialization?” This question is usually asked about the children. However, moms need socialization, too!In generations past, most children were home with their mothers until kindergarten or first grade. This was so for 75% of the post-World War II Baby Boomers when I embarked on parenthood. […]

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