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Personal Finance: A subject we should all be teaching our teens

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

Is personal finance and budgeting a required class for your homeschooled high schooler? It is in our homeschool. 
I believe that money management and time management are two very important subjects that are often ignored. Both are subjects that our children will need great skills in for the rest of their lives! Hoping that they just figured it out on their own is wishful thinking. 
Children learn from adult modeled behavior. Is it any surprise then, if parents don't handle their money well, their children will not either? And if you look at statistics, most don't ever figure it out, at least not how to manage it well. (continue reading)

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Homeschool mama, blogger, business owner, "How do you do it all?"

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

read a post this morning on a homeschool group page asking, "Work, life balance? How do you do it?" I started writing an answer to this comment and realized that is was more than a comment, I was writing a book! So I decided to make a blog post out of it.

So many moms ask this question. I have asked this question.....  continue reading

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How to Love Your Kids’ Writing

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It can be frustrating as all get-out to edit a paper that’s riddled with errors.

So how can we put a positive spin on editing and grading when we’re feeling peevish?

Here are three heartfelt tips for how to love your kids’ writing, especially when you’d rather wad it into a ball and toss it across the room..... continue reading

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Decoding Common Core

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

Common Core is in the public schools, Catholic parochial schools, and promises to walk in the front door of our homeschooling families—unless we as homeschooling parents wake up and get informed and involved.

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Your Reluctent Writer

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In January 2008, in faraway Nottingham, England, my then-23-year-old son Ben turned in a 63-page dissertation. In so doing, he capped off a year of grad school and became a candidate for a master’s degree in philosophical theology.

Why do I share this? Because…

  • Your eighth grader can’t spell his way out of a paper bag.
  • Your sixth grader keeps wadding up his paper in frustration and hurling it across the room.
  • Your kitchen table has become a battleground.
  • This very morning, you asked yourself why you even bother homeschooling.
  • Most days you just can’t believe your child will actually grow up, mature into a productive adult, and find his place in the world..... continue reading

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