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Dealing With Being a Passenger The First Time My Daughter Drove the Car Home

Posted  September 23, 2014  by  Denise

 Whose Lesson Is It, Anyway? My middle child is learning to drive. She is the first of my children to decide to get a driver’s permit and undertake this task, so it’s a new thing for all of us. My husband, Robert, has been handling most of the practice driving, so far.  My daughter and [...]

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Science from the Bible;

How To Teach Science With the Bible

Posted  August 7, 2014  by  Shari

This post may contain links of items I use and love. If you make a purchase by clicking on one of these affiliate links, the blog may earn a commission that will help with expenses to maintain these online services. Thank you! Did you know that the Bible stated that the world was round three [...]

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How To Homeschool Science Without a Curriculum

Posted  July 12, 2014  by  Shari

When I first started homeschooling, I didn’t know what curriculum to choose, and the thought of spending big bucks on something that I’d be stuck with for a year was a little overwhelming. Since I’d helped compile a curriculum database when I worked for a public school, I knew what learning objectives were required for [...]

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100 Money Saving Tips for the Homeschool Mom from Proverbs 31 Woman;

100 Money Saving Tips for the Homeschool Mom From the Proverbs 31 Woman

Posted  April 1, 2014  by  Shari

If anyone needs money saving tips, it is the homeschool mom, who voluntarily gives up income to invest in her children, and who (in addition to paying taxes) bears the expense of educating her own children. In addition to other valuable wisdom, the Proverbs 31 Woman left us an outline to categorize ways to save [...]

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They Won’t Be In Diapers Forever!

Posted  September 20, 2012  by  Shari

Do not look at the miserable mess of today and mistakenly think it marks the future. Do not allow a temporary mess to dictate your feelings about a fabulous future. Do not throw up your hands in despair and become a part of the misery. Keep going. Keep building the future.

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Fable Writing Program

Closed: Five in a Row Volume I Giveaway

Posted  August 19, 2013  by  Shari

Win a copy of this excellent pre-school and early elementary curriculum; Five in a Row might be the only pre-school curriculum you need!

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Fun Stuff

Fabulous Field Trips

Posted  October 5, 2012  by  Shari

Sometimes we go on the field trip to launch our creativity and imaginations before we begin a unit study. Sometimes we do thorough research with the field trip as an incentive — and then we come home and do some more research based on all the great things we learned!

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Homeschooling Outside The (Curriculum) Box

Posted  September 28, 2012  by  Shari

Some of our best learning adventures were free! There is a wealth of educational resources—right outside your window—outside the box!

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Summer Writing Program

Closed: Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Curriculum from IEW Giveaway

Posted  July 15, 2013  by  Shari

Enter to win a copy of Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales, Writing Lessons in Structure and Style from Institute for Excellence in Writing.

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My Homeschool Journey

Posted  September 7, 2012  by  Shari

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Closed: Win a $20 Mardel Gift Card

Posted  July 28, 2013  by  Shari

Enter for a chance to win a $20 Mardel Gift Card. Share for more chances to win!

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Let's Eat!

Making My Homeschool Unique

Posted  September 14, 2012  by  Shari

Homeschooling is as unique as spaghetti. . . Sometimes we put the whole pot in the refrigerator and pull it out the next day, so that it has had time to season – and the leftovers always tastes better the second time around – whether we’re talking homeschooling or spaghetti. Enter drawing for FREE calendar.

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