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Holiday of the Month Club -- Everyday Homemaking

Holiday of the Month Club

Want to give a special child a gift that says, “You’re special and I want you to celebrate life!” all throughout the year? Give him a “Holiday of the Month” gift box. Using Silvana Clark’s great resource, Every Day a Holiday, as the basis, select a holiday (or two or […]

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Navigating the Used Curriculum Route

It’s that time of year when we stock up for next year. One way we homeschool on a shoestring budget is to consider buying used materials. Buying used curriculum is sort of like taking a shortcut when I drive: If I am familiar with the area through which I’m being […]

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Getting Kids to Help at Home (part one)

Laying a Foundation (Part One) (excerpted from The Everyday Family Chore System)   Child training is the first step to successful home management training. The purposes of implementing a family chore system are (1) to train your children to be responsible members of a family and to diligently serve one […]

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Burnout Busters for Busy Moms

(Adapted from Home Education 101: A Mentoring Program for New Homeschoolers and Home Education 101: A Mentor’s Manual © 2003/2005 by Vicki Bentley) Set up a Command Center. Remember The Bridge on “Star Trek”? This should be an area close to your family’s activities in the house, not totally isolated […]

When Life Broadsides Your Homeschool

You had a wonderful plan this fall for a well-rounded education, envisioning academic excellence and character development in your smiling, well-adjusted offspring. But then…It happened (pick one): Your husband got transferred and you have now moved cross country, separated from your family or community support system. Your husband has been […]

Do Your Kids Waste or Lose School Supplies?

Do your lessons get delayed because somebody can’t find a pencil or her notebook is missing? Are you appalled at the amount of paper your dear children waste? I found that when these items were simply provided for their use, they tended to not take particularly great care of them, […]

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Help! I’m Organizationally Challenged!

As I’ve spoken with many of you on the phone or via email and shared with you in person at your state conventions, a recurring theme has been: Help! I’m committed to homeschooling, but I’m feeling overwhelmed just by everyday life! For those of you who were “born organized,” you […]