P.E. Sport Ball Activities Your Kids Should Do

Our kids get their P.E. time by taking classes in dance, swim, gymnastics, jujitsu, kickboxing, or yoga. Sometimes they join a youth sports team and try out soccer or softball. My kids have done those too. But this year, I’m also teaching a homeschool P.E. class just for them. What will I cover?

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50 Reasons We Homeschool

Every homeschooler has their own set of reasons they have chosen homeschooling. I recently bragged there are probably 100 reasons we homeschool. I saw down to list them and came up with these as my first 50.

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The Myth of a Rigorous Education

Have you seen the discussions in homeschool groups about how you need to find “rigorous programs” for your child? Have you fallen into the trap of worrying that your curriculum choice is a bad one because it is just too easy or fun? Why do homeschoolers get so excited about rigor? Is it ever good?

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Getting Organized: Family Calendar

Having a calendar for our family has been a staple of our homeschooling. My children take comfort in being able to go to the calendar and look for themselves to see what events we have coming up. Over the years we have had a few different systems. I think I found the right combination for this year!

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Why We Read Bubble Gum Books

Do you consider the books you read a “guilty pleasure”? Do you worry the books your child reads don’t have enough “meat” to them? Today, I’m going to tell you why you need to let go of those negative feelings and why Bubble Gum Books are awesome for you and your child!

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Including the Historically Excluded in Homeschool Education

Have you realized that the education you received excluded a lot of people? Have you had a moment of teaching your children history and wondered what the women of the time were doing? I have wondered why my public school education covered so little about Asia, Africa, and South America.

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Homeschooling: To desk or not to desk?

There is a divide in the homeschool world between parents who want their child to work at a desk and those whose kids work best when they can move around. What do I actually recommend as an occupational therapist?

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The RV Trip: Super Field Trip or Not?

aking an RV vacation sounds fun, but is it? What are the pros and cons? Does it make field trips better or worse? Is it camping or not? Our family recently tried our first RV vacation this summer. I’m going to share what I learned, so you can all learn from my mistakes. Here goes!

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Should I homeschool through Summer?

New homeschoolers sometimes wonder if it is a good idea to homeschool through the summer. The truth is, there is no right or wrong answer to homeschooling. However, there are things to consider when making this decision.

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