How do you choose multiple curriculums?

Seven years ago when we began homeschooling I was overwhelmed with what curriculum to choose. I was even more baffled by the moms who were piecing their curriculum together. I could not figure out how they knew which pieces of what curriculum programs to use. It all seemed like I …

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We use unit studies to homeschool our kiddos to save our sanity

*I was given unit studies to help facilitate my review. All thoughts are honest and based upon our families experience. One of the first things I do to plan for the next year is figure out what areas we can do together as a family. Last year when the twins …

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Part 3: Homeschool Tailored to Passions not Textbooks

Mark and I  have always taken a classical approach/CharlotteMason/unschooling/Thomas Jefferson Education approach in teaching our kids. We have always believed that our relationship with our kids must come first, then discipline and guidance, and academics follow after both of those. Kids are smart, they don’t care what we know until …

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Are my Kids Where They Should be Academically

It seems over the last three years I have been challenged and continue to be challenged in everything I thought homeschooling would be like. To be honest the first couple of years we homeschooled it looked like a reproduction of public school. I had created a circle time and a sit …

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Learning to work hard…

This afternoon I went to sweep the acorns building up on our back steps. I grabbed a rake, a shop broom, and a shovel. Naomi, then went to get her rake and shovel and started to help me. This began a domino affect, Titus and Madeline went and got their …

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