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10 Days of Learning In Every Experience

Life is full of learning opportunities and they aren’t just found in a textbook or workbook. Over the next two weeks, we’re going to take a look at ten different ways that your child can learn from various activities and experiences they encounter in everyday life. Here’s what we’re going to look at: Geocaching Video …

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5 Rural Homeschooling Challenges & How To Deal With Them

Are you a family considering rural homeschooling your kids? Maybe you live on a farm far from the city. Or maybe you live in the wilderness of Canada’s far north, as we do. While rural and remote families may have many different reasons to homeschool, we all have one thing in common. The challenges. Yet many families …

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99 Acts of Kindness

The last few years, I’ve tried to promote a different way of thinking with my kids at Christmas. Instead of just being focused on gifts, and what material things they want to have, we’ve started a tradition of doing acts of kindness throughout the month for others. Each day we aim to accomplish something, no matter …

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Handling Homeschool Opposition

Choosing homeschooling as an education method can draw a lot of heat from people who don’t understand exactly what you are doing. As you get started (and even when you’ve been homeschooling for a long time), you will discover that some people you encounter are prone to drilling you with questions about that choice, will …

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Unschooling: Personalized, Self-Determined Education

Unschooling is a method of education that people are often curious about. What is it and how do you do it? Today, guest writer Judy shares her insight and experience as an unschooling parent.  Jenny is sitting on the couch reading a book on alligators. She needs to research alligators for her school’s grade 6 …

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How to Homeschool in Canada

How to Homeschool in Canada: 6 Steps To Start Your Journey

These days, the homeschooling movement in Canada is on the rise, with more and more people accepting it as a viable option for educating their children. If you are researching how to homeschool in Canada, here is the information you need to get started.  There are 6 main areas that I’d consider important to examine as …

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Educational Neglect: What To Do If You Are Concerned About A Homeschooled Child

In the last few months, I’ve had a few messages from concerned grandparents wanting to know about how to handle what they feel is educational neglect of their grandchildren while they are homeschooled. While I don’t see the people they see or know the experiences they have witnessed that would lead to that question, I …

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Homeschool Dads, It’s All About Relationships

Homeschool dads tend to get forgotten or a least left out of the picture a lot in the homeschooling world. Today’s guest post is by Jayson, a homeschool dad who is committed to being an active part of his children’s education.  One of the many reasons, our family chose to homeschool was because we saw …

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Self-Care: 4 Ways to Get Back On Track

Wanna steal the exact steps I am using to get back on track when my life took over and I forgot my self-care? When I first start a new homeschool year I have GREAT plans. I thought getting back to homeschooling would give me more structure and time in my life. I was wrong. Life …

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How Much Does Homeschooling Cost?

One of the first questions considered when someone is researching homeschool is “How much does homeschooling cost?” The answer isn’t an easy one because it involves many elements. But let’s talk about it. This post may contain referral links. Please note that the links below are included as examples and don’t necessarily mean personal recommendation …

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Morning Basket – What Is It & How to Use It In Your Homeschool

Morning baskets are a popular way to add family learning time to your homeschooling day. But what is a morning basket and how do you use it? What is a Homeschool Morning Basket? This post contains affiliate links. The concept of the morning basket is derived from the ideals of the Charlotte Mason homeschooling method, …

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Homeschool Planning: The Ultimate Guide To Planning Your Homeschool Year

Are you trying to figure out exactly what you need to do this year for your homeschooling and pulling it all together? Well here is the ultimate guide to homeschool planning – a 5 step process to planning your homeschool year. I won’t say “easy” guide because there are parts of the process that take …

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