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The Read A-loud Family: The Best 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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Homeschooling Teens Successfully

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We all want to homeschool our teens successfullyRaising teenagers is hard work. But it is also one of the most rewarding. They will act like adults one minute and the next they are acting like the toddler we remember! What a difficult time it is for them and for us as parents!... continue reading

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Fun and Stress Free Homeschooling Through the Holidays

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Thanksgiving, Christmas, the holiday season... 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....continue reading and enter for a chance win to a huge homeschool package worth $1,400!

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Should Your Family Celebrate Halloween?

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What’s with our culture’s obsession with death and darkness? Why are so many neighborhoods just as festively decorated for Halloween as they are for Christmas (Americans spent $9.1 billion on Halloween last year)? Why do we wait in line at haunted houses and pay for someone to scare us? It is a bit weird.

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