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How to Beat the Math Monster

How to Beat the Math Monster

Do you have a math monster at your house? You know the one that steals the joy from your home every time math is mentioned. Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to pick a math curriculum? Switching to something different every year? I often get asked what math curriculum we are using and why. There are so many choices any more. When I was a kid I only remember there being 2 choices and we all used one or the other.   Now…

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Is Homeschooling Legal?

Is Homeschooling Legal?

In case you are wondering, YES, homeschooling is legal in all 50 United States, although, the requirements vary from state to state. You will need to check with your individual state for exact legal requirements. The Home School Legal Defense Association website is a great place to start researching these requirements. Here is another website which gives a state by state rundown.   Legal Worries In our initial discussions about educating our children at home, many parents worry about the legality of it, and…

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How To Begin Homeschooling

How To Begin Homeschooling

Are you ready to start homeschooling your child? Are you looking for a change or just wanting the best education for your children? Let me help you get started with these 4 easy steps.       Step 1 – Know Your State’s Laws It is important to know what your local laws require of you in your individual state. These laws can vary greatly from state to state, so do check with your local governing body to find out…

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If You’re Scared To Homeschool Your Kids…

If You’re Scared To Homeschool Your Kids…

If you have just begun to consider the idea of teaching your children at home, you may be wondering what that even looks like. Are you having bad dreams of chalkboards, desks and teaching your child for eight hours a day? Phew! That sounds intimidating and exhausting, and just about impossible in a home setting, especially if you have multiple children. Let me ease your mind a bit. Teaching your kids at home looks a whole lot more like a one-room…

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Why I don’t homeschool at the kitchen table

Why I don’t homeschool at the kitchen table

The kitchen table just doesn’t cut it for us.  When I was first thinking about homeschooling my oldest daughter was about 2-years-old. I wondered how her schooling would look. What would it be like? Would I find a little desk and have her sit at it while I taught her?  Would I sit next to her at the kitchen table? Should I create a cute Pinterest-y “school” room so that we had a place that we “did” school? Well…so far…

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How To Begin Planning For Your Homeschool

How To Begin Planning For Your Homeschool

If you’re a planner, detailed type, this post is especially for you. Follow these steps and you’ll feel accomplished and ready to begin. Becoming your child’s teacher can be intimidating. Whether you are starting out with Kindergarten or 6th grade, it is tough. Not unlike the first time I went rock climbing. My legs and arms were shaking and I was insecure that the rope and harness would hold me. I was scared to death. We feel so much pressure…

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