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TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: What Curriculum Should I Use For My 4 Year Old?

What Curriculum Should I Use For My 4 Year Old?

by Mary Ann

Recently on TheHomeSchoolMom's Facebook page someone asked for recommendations for her soon to be 4 year old. It took me back to when I had a 4 year … [Continue reading...]

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: 4 Things to Tell Yourself When You Want to Quit Homeschooling

What to Tell Yourself When You Want to Quit Homeschooling

by Rebecca Capuano

If it hasn’t happened yet, it will.That moment, in homeschooling, when you are sure you Can. Not. Do. This. Any. More.Maybe it’s because of … [Continue reading...]

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog - Homegrown Riches: The Economic Challenges of Homeschooling

Homegrown Riches: The Economic Challenges of Homeschooling

by Living Education Contributor

By Amanda Witman Homeschooling on a Budget Homeschooling is an economic challenge for many families, including mine. Sometimes it takes extra … [Continue reading...]

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog - Homegrown Riches: The Economic Challenges of Homeschooling {Part 2}

Homegrown Riches: The Economic Challenges of Homeschooling {Part 2}

by Living Education Contributor

Continued from Homegrown Riches: The Economic Challenges of Homeschooling {Part I}Holiday celebrations are important. Over the years we’ve focused … [Continue reading...]

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: How to Host an International Student

How to Host an International Student

by Jeanne Faulconer

In an earlier post, I described how hosting an international exchange student can be a benefit to a homeschooling family. Today I'd like to tell you a … [Continue reading...]

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: New homeschoolers, beware these red flags

New Homeschoolers, Beware

by Jeanne Faulconer

New homeschoolers are bombarded with information from which curriculum to use (see #11) to how to train their children (see #3). Homeschoolers are a … [Continue reading...]

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog - Helping Homeschoolers: Why you should give information, not advice

Helping Homeschoolers: Information, Not Advice

by Jeanne Faulconer

If you've homeschooled for a couple of years, you may be in a position to help people who are considering homeschooling or who are in their first year … [Continue reading...]

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: What is a homeschool co-op?

What Is a Homeschool Co-op?

by Jeanne Faulconer

A homeschool co-op is a group of families who meet together and work cooperatively to achieve common goals. Co-ops can be organized around academics, … [Continue reading...]