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What Should Homeschoolers Do About Federal Holidays?

If you are a new homeschool family, you may feel a little confused about what to do on days like Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, MLK Jr. Day, President’s Day, and Memorial Day. Are you supposed to follow the same holiday schedule as the public schools? Are you a jerk for making your kids do school when…

25 Books to Read Aloud to Your Kids Then Watch the Movie!

Are your kids super squirmy during read aloud time? Is it a struggle to get through the chapter? Have you been too nervous to even try a read aloud book for your homeschool? I completely understand. It can be a real challenge to get kids of different ages, interests, and genders to sit and listen for 10+ minutes to a…

7 Easy Ways to Make Sure Your Kids Hate Reading

I don’t know about you, but when I look back on my early parenting moments, I cringe. I made a lot of mistakes. Towards the top of the list would be failing my kids when it came to instilling a love of reading and books. I didn’t realize I was doing it – it was something…

Why I Finally Decided to Buy My Homeschooler a Desk

When I first started looking into homeschooling, I didn’t know much about it at all. But I did know that buying desks was a super rookie move. I have heard so many homeschool moms laugh and poke fun at the ridiculous idea of setting up little desks in your homeschool room – trying to recreate the look and…

Homeschool Socialization: An Uncomfortable Truth

Everywhere I seem to look, people are saying that homeschool socialization is a total myth. Homeschool moms roll their eyes and swap stories of ignorant friends, family members, and strangers who have asked the dreaded question, “What about socialization?” We all collectively sigh and gather our strength, self control, and manners to answer such people. Homeschool moms consider…