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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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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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Why My Kids will Never Go to Public High School

We started homeschooling when my kids were going into 2nd, 4th, 9th, and 10th grades. Go Big or Go Home. There were a number of factors that led up to our choosing to bring our kids home from public school, but the main one was when our oldest decided to drop out of 9th grade and the school didn't call. They didn't call to ask where he was for a full 2 weeks. I am…
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3 R’s for Homeschool Moms

A GUEST POST: After 10 years of homeschooling (my kids have graduated), Kerry enjoys meeting with moms to encourage them in raising, educating and encouraging their own desires to show families how to give the best education, a superb, Christian education-where they will love learning, as well as be able to think critically & Biblically. Kerry would like to give you a FREE copy of her ebook, Everything You Wanted to Know About Homeschooling. Grab…
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The Tuttle Twins - a child's foundation of freedom

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Time for a Change

The beauty in homschooling is the flexibility to change things up. If one of your children isn't 'getting' math you can leave and come back to it or you can change the way you teach it. If you started out with K12 and decide it's not for you, you can change it up and switch to, say, unit studies. We have run the gamut of styles of homeschooling. K12 to Unit Studies to Charlotte Mason…
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Logic of English Review

When I was at Allume last month I got the chance to hear a representative speak from Logic of English We are in our 6th year of homeschooling. I have always believed there won't be any crying. I don't make my kids sit at the table to finish a work sheet on something they don't understand. I didn't make my boys read. They finally, around age 12 maybe 10, picked up books on their own…
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The Perfect Storm! Homeschool Bloggers Retreat

A Christian retreat. For Homeschool moms. About Blogging. People. It's the perfect storm! It is what is known as The Beech Retreat So I have Big Dreams about going to this retreat. A bit of a hurdle is the it's a screaming deal, all inclusive, right down to the shuttle Principal can't afford to sponsor me again. (I just went to Allume last I went on that prayer walk and He said write and e-book)…
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Does Your Homeschooler HAVE to go to College?

Earlier this week I wrote about There's No Crying in Math! Another topic that is close to my heart is college. Does your homeschooler HAVE to go to college? This isn't about CAN they go. College's love homeschoolers. Homeschoolers, for the most part, are self starters and usually more disciplined than their public school counterparts. I went to a technical college and The Principal went to trade school. So no, neither of us went to…
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There’s No Crying in Math

This is one of my favorite movies! A line I love to quote. As with most of our subjects in our homeschool I don't do crying. From the day I started homeschooling I haven't allowed crying. Do I make my child sit there and fuss over how hard it is? No. When I mean I don't do crying I mean that no subject is worth crying over. No subject is worth ruining our homeschool day…
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My Teen Son, High School Dropout

I haven't ever written about the 'how we started homeschooling' thing. Or how my teen son was a high school drop-out. It wasn't a great time in our family. But, as with all things ugly, there is Redemption. Our oldest son has ADD. When we moved to Idaho we came from a school district that had K-4, 5-8, 9-12. Tommy was in 6th grade, so already in middle school. Idaho was K-6. The move was…
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