Follow these 5 simple steps in your before school routine to get your day off to a great start. Image graphic of numbered icons depicting the five things to do in your routine: make your bed, do laundry, eat breakfast, get dressed, and get books and supplies ready for school.
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A Simple 5 Step Before School Routine to Make Mornings Easier

Our before school routine used to look like: Me getting up later than I planned, waking our kids up, making sure they got out of bed, getting them into the kitchen for breakfast and then to the living room for school before getting dressed, then feeling frustrated because I felt behind. Breakfast was often not… Continue reading A Simple 5 Step Before School Routine to Make Mornings Easier

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5 Steps to Successfully Planning Your Homeschool Year

One of my favorite times of the school year is the spring. I look forward to the winding down of our current homeschool year and the beginning of planning for our next one. Each year I follow the same format for planning. Since I started doing this, planning is not so overwhelming or intimidating to… Continue reading 5 Steps to Successfully Planning Your Homeschool Year

Follow these 5 simple steps to successful organize your school year. Image of a shelf of books and materials for a homeschooling family.
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5 Steps to Successfully Organizing Your Homeschool Year

A new school year is approaching. You have selected and purchased the materials you chose for the year. Now, if you are like me, these materials are in a pile or two on a flat surface or on a bookshelf, waiting. Now what? Does seeing the new materials make you smile or feel panic? Are… Continue reading 5 Steps to Successfully Organizing Your Homeschool Year

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Tips for Those Considering Homeschooling

"I don't know how do you do it!" I do not know how many times someone has said this to me when he or she finds out we homeschool our children. I have heard it many, many times. Usually, the person making this comment has a second thought that remains unsaid: "I don't think I… Continue reading Tips for Those Considering Homeschooling