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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello Everyone! I am a brand new homeschool mom sharing my experiences every week via youtube! I hope to be able to encourage those who wish to homeschool, but like I used to be, are stopped by their fears and concerns. If you are equally interested in homeschooling, maybe my channel could help...
  2. New Member Introductions
    We have started are reading adventures!!!! this is a good thing #headstartinlife and a real must try...
  3. Toddler & Child
    Spices aren't just for eating! There are many fun ways you can share their beneficial properties with your children this holiday season. One of my favorite things about this time of year is the seasonal spices-flavorful and warming, they can transform many of your recipes into a festive treat...
  4. Waldorf
    Hello, My family and I are considering a move to the Smyrna/Nashville Tennessee area. Before making the decision, I am trying to get a feel (having not visited there yet) for the homeschooling community around there as this is an important part of our life. We are planning to use the Waldorf...
  5. Family Life
    Any homeschooling parent will tell you that the options for curriculum are somewhat endless. You can search online, ask in homeschooling groups on Facebook, and even do your research on Pinterest and you will come up with several opinions on which is the "best" method of homeschooling. In the...
  6. Toddler & Child
    We hear it all the time: "Kindergarten is the new First Grade." More and more, the expectations of today's kindergarteners are those that were expected of first graders generations ago. The question is: are we pushing our children too far, too fast? Should your child really be able to read in...
  7. Toddler & Child
    Ask any kid, and science will likely be at the top of their list of favorite school subjects. Our children are born curious! Take your child's love of discovery and exploration to the next level this weekend with any of these citizen science projects. Citizen science refers to the contribution...
  8. Family Life
    Reading is essential for academic success, but parents want their kids to be lifelong readers. Here are some simple ways to encourage your child to read more. I grew up reading all the time. My parents and grandparents purchased books for me all the time. Despite living with a low income, my...
  9. Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska
    Hi Ladies, I'm moving to Colorado, (not new to CO or to homeschooling, just new to homeschooling in CO :wink:) and noticed in the laws that you can notify *any* school district in the state of your intent to homeschool, and now I have questions: Do any of you notify a district you don't live...
  10. Family Life
    I have always enjoyed reading out loud with my kids and have done that regularly as a part of our nighttime routine. As our family has grown, making time to read aloud is a little more tricky. But over the past year, I've realized that when we are in the habit of it, I see each member of our...
  11. Toddler & Child
    Instead of taking three months off each summer, our family homeschools, allowing us a more flexible, year-round schedule. I always assumed I would give my kids the classic summer break. Growing up, I attended public school and waited for summer break anxiously, but our family homeschool looks...
  12. Toddler & Child
    Whether you're hoping to get your student excited about math, bolster their math skills, or provide homework support, many engaging apps offer exciting opportunities for math mastery. Check out these 6 essential math apps for elementary-aged students. 1. Sushi Monster Who wouldn't want to...
  13. Toddler & Child
    The kindergarten our children attend today is very different than that of kindergarten only a few decades ago. Parents and researchers alike wonder: What is the cost to our children? When my son was four-years-old, he was in a voluntary pre-kindergarten program in Florida. It was a great...
  14. Family Life
    There's no shortage of beauty in this magnificent world. If your kids want to see fairytale magic, hold off on that trip to Disneyland and consider one of these real-life fairytale destinations. Although traveling with your fussy kids may sound like a scary idea, consider that travel allows you...
  15. Toddler & Child
    Screen time doesn't have to be useless. If your little one's mind is ready to expand, check out these great math apps for preschool-aged children. Screen time can be quite educational while taking a road trip, flying on a plane, or just during everyday use! But finding a good math app can feel...
  16. Toddler & Child
    Thinking of transitioning from homeschool to high school? You're not alone. A small percentage of homeschoolers re-enter public school often in the 11th and 12th grades. For some homeschoolers, this transition may be a breeze; for others, it may be quite difficult. If you're considering this...
  17. Family Life
    If your homeschool day or plans need a perk up in the middle of the year, try game schooling! Games are a great learning tool that everyone enjoys. February tends to be around the time when we start feeling a drag in our homeschool day. The kids might resist lessons. We might drag our feet...
  18. Toddler & Child
    Valentine's Day is a wonderful learning opportunity for your homeschooled children, allowing them to express their love and creativity through fun crafts and activities. A quick Google search will pull up some fun ideas for Valentine's Day cards and projects. You can make these "I dig you!"...
  19. Homeschooling
    Oak Meadow Kindergarten + K-3 Enrichment curriculum package. Includes: -Kindergarten Coursebook -Kindergarten Resource Book -Heart of Learning -Oak Meadow Guide to Teaching the Early Grades -Oak Meadow Crafts for the Early Grades -Oak Meadow Circle Time CD (not pictured) -Healthy Living from...
  20. Toddler & Child
    The New York Times is launching a new monthly kids' news section, starting in the November 19th edition of the newspaper. I have a young news junkie in my house, and although he's a teenager, I worry about the things that he might be coming across in news publications. Even as I try not to...
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