Libraries – The Homeschooler’s Best Friend

I love libraries. I certainly can’t imagine homeschooling without access to our wonderful library system. Home Education Magazine has a great article up featuring links to various articles about how to make the most of your library system when homeschooling: The Library – Homeschoolers Best Friend

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Are You Thinking About Homeschooling?

Even though September seems a long ways away, this is the time of year when academic decisions for next school year are often made. Are you considering homeschooling next year? Perhaps it is an idea you have been considering for a long time, or maybe you recently met someone who homeschools and you want to …

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Stories for the Homeschool Heart

Stories for the Homeschool Heart Compiled and Edited by Patti Maguire Armstrong and Theresa A. Thomas Waterford, MI: Bezalel Books, 2010 As the title suggests, “Stories for the Homeschool Heart: Heavenly Stories of Inspiration, Hope and Joy” is a compilation of stories by homeschoolers and friends of homeschoolers intended to bring support and encouragement to …

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The Math Book

The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics (Sterling Milestones) by Clifford A. Pickover New York: Sterling, 2009 I am not a math person, but I have a son who is. So, when I saw The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in …

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Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome

Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome by Lise Pyles Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004 My older son was recently diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. As a result, I’ve been taking a crash course on the subject, trying to read and learn all I can. All the books I have read have been helpful in their own way, …

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Homeschooling in the Summer

I know some homeschoolers who take a more relaxed approach and homeschool on a low-key basis all year round. I prefer to stick to a pretty regular schedule. It is what works best for my family. My children need routine to function. Playing each day by ear would be a disaster. That’s the beauty of …

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Homeschooling: A Family’s Journey

Homeschooling: A Family’s Journey by Gregory and Martine Millman New York: Penguin Group, 2008 Gregory and Martine Millman are a Catholic family midway through their homeschooling journey. They have three grown daughters in college and three still being homeschooled. In Homeschooling: A Family’s Journey they share their story of their homeschooling journey, from their reasons …

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In Education, Sometimes Less is More

The trend in traditional education these days is that more is better – more hours, more days, more instruction. The local Catholic elementary school lengthened the day by an hour this year. The students (including Kindergarteners) now get out at 3:30. Most get home around 4 pm. Those who play sports or having evening activities …

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A Mother’s Tale

In the September – October 2009 issue of Home Education Magazine L. Hartman wrote an article I think most homeschooling moms (or stay-at-home moms) can relate to. Titled “Defining Ourselves: A Mother’s Tale,” she tells of feeling less than valued. I really wish there was a link to this article on their website, but sadly …

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Sometimes You Just Have to Muddle Through Homeschooling

One of my favorite homeschooling magazines is Home Education Magazine. It was the first home schooling magazine I ever read and what started me on my journey to learn more about, and eventually to embrace, homeschooling. Sometimes, though, when reading about homeschooling you get the one-sided picture – how wonderful it all is! How natural! …

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