How Fifteen Minutes a Day Can Change Your Child’s Life

I’ve taught literature for local homeschool co-ops for more than a decade now. During this time I’ve witnessed, up close, an extraordinary number of families who value read-aloud time in their homes. Recently, when my students read the Sherlock Holmes books, one 17-year-old boy asked if it was okay that his mom was reading the books aloud to the …

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The Joy of Reading Aloud

“My papa is dead!” she kept whispering to herself. “My papa is dead!” As I read these lines from A Little Princess, my six-year-old daughter Mary and I cried. Our hearts poured out for the Little Princess. In sharing the deep emotions of the story’s heroine, Sara Crewe, my daughter and I grew closer. That …

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Finding Math in Literature

I majored in applied mathematics in college, yet it wasn’t until I became a homeschooling mother that I discovered math in literature. I’d like to help you to also discover how you can introduce living books into your homeschool and take a break from the drill, drill, drill. Have you ever said to your children, …

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What About Socialization? The Moral Child is the Socialized Child

You’ve decided to make the leap and homeschool next school year. You’ve found support from some friends and family, and you’ve found others who are completely against the idea. The one thing you keep hearing is: “What about socialization?” That is the big question from everyone, isn’t it? When I first began homeschooling more than …

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How to Think Like An Unschooler

No matter our “homeschool style,” most of us center our homeschool on our children. Our common goal is to graduate children who are prepared for the world in their hearts, minds, and souls. In a child-centered education, your child’s learning style, special interests, and academic and physical capabilities are all taken into consideration. Even a parent …

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Planning Your Homeschool Year

It’s that time of year again. That time when we’re getting ready to put the current year behind us and start thinking about the next school year. Whether you follow a strict scope & sequence or you unschool or somewhere in between, it’s good to write out a plan. This helps you and your children set goals …

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NEW Free eBook for Catholic Homeschool Families

Yes, there’s a new Catholic homeschool book in town. Though, really, it would be great for any family with school-age children. I’ve always said “We’re all homeschoolers, no matter where our children get their academics.” After all, where did your children learn to walk and talk? To respect you and to love Jesus? Umm, at …

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