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5 Tips for Effectively Using YouTube in Your Homeschool

Posted in Homeschooling on December 21, 2017

Ways to use YouTube for education

Maybe you forgot to check out the right books from the library. Maybe your kids have been reading all week and needed a break. Maybe you need a break from reading-aloud. Or maybe, your homeschool needs a change of pace from your usual routine. These are just a few scenarios when you should consider using YouTube in Read More »

How to Incorporate Copywork into Your Homeschool

Posted in Homeschooling on December 14, 2017

Girl Completing Copywriting Work

A few days ago, the parents in my homeschool co-op starting discussing copywork. A new homeschool mom wanted to know more about the purpose. Here are some of the main questions and concerns she had: Why did some of us make our kids do copywork? And, at what age did we stop? What were we Read More »

How to be the Best Homeschool Parent and Teacher (Drawing Boundaries)

Posted in Homeschooling on November 15, 2017

best homeschool parent and teacher

“Mom, really? Why do I have to do this anyway?” I remember the first time my oldest refused to do schoolwork. I was livid, thinking, “I’m the teacher! Why are you questioning me?” But the truth is that this scene is totally normal and to be expected in every homeschooling room around the world. Homeschooling Read More »

Questions Homeschoolers Get Asked

Posted in Homeschooling on October 24, 2017

Public school student asking a question to a homeschooler

As a former homeschooler, some of the most vivid memories from my childhood were the strange run-ins I had with other kids. For kids who had only ever known the public-school system, I was a bit of an anomaly; most of them had little to no context with which to understand my life. They asked Read More »

Narrative-style History versus Traditional History Textbooks

Posted in Charlotte Mason, Homeschooling on October 22, 2017

Comparing narrative history with traditional history

When I was a child, my grandpa would sit and tell me stories of his life. He was born in 1904 and the stories he told were a part of our world’s history. I loved them! I would sit and listen as long as he talked. I probably learned more about the early 1900’s from Read More »

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