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5 Things to do After Homeschool Graduation

By Alyssa Liljequist At times, it seemed like it would never end. Week after week, month after month, grade after grade—surely my home education would last forever, I thought. As a child, I wanted to finish my schoolwork as quickly as possible so that I could play. As a teen in homeschool high school, I had writing and filmmaking projects for which I needed to make time. I dreamed of the freedom I’d have one…
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Homeschooling with Netflix {American History}

I am doing a series on Homeschooling with Netflix. I will cover American History, Ancient History, Literature turned Movie, Math and Money, Health Class, Nat Geo, Science, Christian Viewing, and Documentaries. This are movies on American History that we have watched and enjoyed. I included the Netflix commentary, as well as our own, because some of these were watched ages ago Colonial & Revolution Era The Crossing "A stirring dramatization of George Washington's surprise attack…
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Homeschooling High School: Curriculum that Worked for Us

Our Favorite Homeschool Curriculum for High School Homeschool curriculum choices can be ! Like, over the top, make you crazy trying to choose which is best for your children, crazy. If you are like me, each child has a different learning style, but you can' justify 2 or 3 or even 4 different sets of books to cater to each child. I don't call myself an expert, but I have gone around the block a…
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Some of Our Favorite Educational Apps

Screen shot from my iPad. I have a folder for each subject. I got the iPad for school   Since my their (my kids) tastes change so often I am posting an update of our their favorite apps. Most of these apps are free. I sometimes will pay . more than, say, $ it is something I think they will love and Geography Apps Geo Walk HD - 3D World Fact Book - Vito Technology…
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The Tuttle Twins - a child's foundation of freedom

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Dear Mom of the ADHD Child, You WILL Be Okay

Dear mom of the ADHD child, You will be okay! You will have days when you want to pull your hair out. You will have days when you see hope. You will be judged if you choose to medicate. You will be judged if you don't. You will be accused of being a bad parent. You will be accused of not discipling enough. Or too much. People will take pity on you. They will look…
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7 Must Have Books for the Homeschool Mama

We are about to embark on our 9th year of homeschooling. I want to encourage you, whether just deciding to homeschool or you are also a seasoned mama. Here are the books I find myself turning to most often. Some more than others, but they are all on my bookshelf. Homeschool Mom's Bible ~ God First and foremost please make sure homeschooling is God's calling on your family. Seek His guidance in all of it.…
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25 Family Friendly Games {No Batteries Required}

I am teaming up with a few of my friends from the Green Mom Bloggers Network. Our Top 25 choices for Christmas. I chose Family Friendly Games. We own most of the ones on this list. We have been a homeschool family for a little over 9 years so the majority of these are educational. These are in no particular order Say Anything Every player answers a fun question like “What’s the worst thing to…
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Nat Geo Almanac Review

With over million copies in print, the National Geographic Kids Almanac has long been considered the gold standard when it comes to nonfiction for both girls and boys aged 8-12. The updated 2016 version also includes free digital extras that allow kids to access National Geographic videos, photos and games which make it the only kids' almanac with mobile media features. We love Nat Geo on TV. I even have a Homeschooling with Netflix post.…
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How To Homeschool Multiple Grades…And try to keep some Sanity

Today, my friends, I bring you a guest post from Hopkins Homeschool. I met Amanda a few years ago on our family Facebook group. We come from the same family tree although quite distant. Second cousins once removed I think. Amanda didn't homeschool back then. Or blog. Or do oils. Now she does all of that! I am super excited to have her guest post today and hope I can talk her into more! If…
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Summer Reading List for Teens

These are on our reading list this summer. Granted, I may be wishful thinking. Teens + Summer + reading don't always work. One can hope. Please feel free to leave your favorites in the comments and I will update this list. 1984 and Animal Farm Animal Farm A biting satire of the Russian Revolution, Animal Farm imagines a wholly democratic society built on the credo that All Animals Are Created Equal. 1984 London, 1984: Big…
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