Are You Homeschooling a Child who is “Differently Wired?”

Do you have a child who is “differently wired?” Perhaps he or she has an official diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, learning disability, giftedness, difficulty with executive function, sensory processing disorder, etc., or maybe you simply know that your child is different without seeking an official diagnosis. In either case, Differently Wired: Raising …

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Molly McBride – New Catholic Picture Book Series

The Molly McBride series of picture books by Jean Schoonover-Egolf are a delightful addition to the world of Catholic children’s literature, combining the realities of life as a little girl with the promotion of vocations to the religious life. In Molly McBride and the Purple Habit, five-year-old Molly loves to wear the purple habit her …

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The Well-Trained Mind (4th Edition)

I read the original Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home  by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise many years ago when I was new to homeschooling. My older two children were quite young at that time and I had great dreams for my homeschool. The reality of educating two children with special …

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Back-to-School Reads from Pauline Books

As the summer winds down and the school year begins, it’s time to look at some books for readers of all ages from Pauline Books and Media. I’ve organized these by age, beginning with one for the bedtime-story set. Beginnings by Lori Ann Watson is an excellent read-aloud for the start of a school year. Capitalizing …

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Creating Transcripts for Your Unique Child

The thought of creating a high school transcript, a “one-page overview of your child’s academic record” can put fear into even veteran homeschoolers. That fear is only magnified if your child is not following a traditional high school program for whatever reason. Perhaps you are unschoolers, or your child has had a medical or psychological …

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Homeschooling, Simplified

Bonnie Landry, a Canadian homeschooling mother of seven, has written a series of books which aim to simplify homeschooling. These books are short, but packed with useful information. Each one can be read in an hour or two which is perfect for busy moms. Homeschooling, Simplified: Chocolate Chip Math shows you how to teach math …

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Book Review: Suddenly Homeschooling

Many people have the luxury of making a leisurely decision to homeschool. It may not be an easy decision, but it can be made over time, carefully weighing the pros and cons. Other people are thrust into homeschooling. This may be due to a school situation that goes bad quickly or to a change in …

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Book Review: Better than College

There is no denying that college is expensive, sometimes prohibitively so. It also isn’t a good fit for everyone. In “Better than College: How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four-Year Degree,” Blake Boles offers a blueprint for obtaining an alternative higher education. He argues that college and higher education are not the same …

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Book Review: The Everything Guide to Homeschooling

The Everything Guide To Homeschooling: All You Need to Create the Best Curriculum and Learning Environment for Your Child (Everything Series) by Sherri Linsenbach Avon, Massachusetts: Adams Media, 2015 Are you thinking about homeschooling and searching for some direction? Are you a veteran homeschooler looking for some new ideas to incorporate into your home education …

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Book Review: Asperkids

I recently reviewed The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome by Jennifer Cook O’Toole which my Aspie teen highly recommended. I therefore was eager to read the original book in the series: Asperkids: An Insider’s Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children …

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