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My Husband Doesn't Want to Homeschool

As more parents are considering homeschooling than ever before, I am getting a lot of messages and comments from moms who want to homeschool but are having trouble getting their husband on board.

So during a recent road trip, my husband agreed to let me interview him about his transition from...

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Online Support for Working Homeschoolers

If you have just started to consider working and homeschooling, you might feel like you are joining a deserted island when it comes to like-minded lifestyles. But if you've read The Truth About Working and Homeschooling, you know that the group of moms who are doing this is actually rather large....

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Reject Chaos - Homeschooling Can Reduce Stress for Working Parents

Over the last eighteen years, I have experienced life as a working parent with kids in private school, public school, and homeschool. Now that I have spent ten years of homeschooling, nine of which I was working full time, I can say without a doubt that homeschooling can drastically reduce chaos...

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What I learned about education from Grandma

 

As I write this, it is raining a heavy but gentle summer rain. This is the kind of day I loved to spend at my grandma’s house. She had a big back porch with comfy chairs, and we would sit outside and watch the rain.  The smell of the air after the rain stops still reminds me of...

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Should all parents homeschool?

If you spend even a minimal amount of time reading or listening to what I have to say about homeschooling, you will know that I am passionate about it and that I believe that it is just another parenting task. So that naturally invites the question, “Do you believe all parents should...

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Why Homeschooling is So Hard

Did I just say homeschooling is hard? Yes. That might be a little confusing to hear, because I spend a lot of time trying to convince you that homeschooling is easier. It is. 

It is easier than sending your kids to school and trying to fit your child into a one-size-fits-all curriculum....

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Six Mistakes that will Make Your Homeschool Stink like a Fish Smoothie

I've been starting to try out smoothies in my blender - a simple combination of frozen blueberries, yogurt, and a banana. It's been delicious and filling so far. Earlier this week, I thought I would try to grind up my vitamin pack in the smoothie to make it easier to take. The problem is that I...

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Do you have to use online homeschool if you work?

If you are thinking about working and homeschooling, chances are that your first thoughts are about online school programs. This was my first thought when it entered my field of vision. I figured that it was impossible to homeschool another way if I was working all day, and that I might have to...

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How to work and homeschool multiple children

Parents who are considering working and homeschooling often feel more intimidated about the idea if they have multiple children. How do you work full time and keep up with several subjects for all of your kids?

My first response to this question is another question: How much time do you...

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7 childcare ideas for working and homeschooling - get creative

The most challenging issue for most parents who want to work and homeschool is finding options for childcare while they are working. It is the one hurdle that can hold everything else back, so it is worth spending time to get this issue worked out before moving on with your homeschool plans.

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