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The Read A-loud Family: The Best Christmas Books for Your Littles

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Stories shape the heart as well as the mind, educate the imagination and soul as well as the brain. Our children need stories. Even we as parents need stories. As Sarah Mackenzie says in The Read-Aloud Family:

If you want a child to know the truth, tell him the truth. If you want a child to love the truth, tell him a story.

All toddlers benefit from the time a loving parent spends reading to him or her.... continue reading 

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Christmas Gifts For Your Homeschool

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When it comes to getting Christmas gifts for your homeschool, it’s always best to go with things that will get some use, like books and games. Not only are these awesome educational tools, but they can be excellent teachers.... continue reading

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Three Tips to Reduce Homeschool Stress During the Holidays

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Why does homeschooling during this time equal stress for many of us? Why can't homeschooling be fun and stress-free during the holiday season? It took me years, but I did figure out how to reduce some of the homeschool stress during this time.

Realized you can’t do it all.

You can’t continue the regular homeschool routine...continue reading

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When You Feel Like a Homeschool Mom Failure

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What do you do to change your negative thoughts when you feel like a homeschool mom failure? Let's be real. We all do at times.

I hope life and homeschool are going wonderfully and you are on top of the world, ready for the happiest time of the year. But if not, you will want to keep reading.

This is the time of year when we have settled into the school routine, attitudes are a normal part of the school day. Some days are rough and nothing seems to go as planned. It’s not.... continue reading

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