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TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: The Mother's Helper - Hero of Homeschooling

Hero of Homeschooling: The Mother’s Helper

Need a few quiet hours to work or write or think or walk or nap or do the dishes? Have you considered the potential miracle of a mother’s helper? That ten- or eleven-year-old homeschooled child from someone else’s family might be the key to helping your family blossom. Continue reading »

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: How to homeschool with babies at home

Tips for Homeschooling with a Baby or Toddler

Parenting a young family is challenging. Babies and toddlers are needy, and homeschooling can feel like a huge responsibility. Here are some helpful tips for homeschooling with a baby or young toddler in the family. Continue reading »

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: 6 Tips for Homeschooling Multiple Children

6 Tips for Homeschooling Multiple Children

How can I homeschool multiple children? If you’ve asked this question, you’re in good company. Meeting the needs of multiple children is a challenge for any parent. But homeschooling parents needs to be able to do it all day long. How is that possible? Continue reading »

TheHomeSchoolMom: Nurturing the Gift of Music, Part 1: Babies and Music

Nurturing the Gift of Music, Part 1: Babies

As homeschooling parents, we have a prime opportunity to encourage musical development in our children. Maybe there are genetic factors that will limit how far the kids can develop, but parents can provide an environment that helps musical talent have a chance to flourish. Continue reading »

Homeschooling With Young Children

Homeschooling With Young Children, Part 2

If you’re trying to homeschool with children under the age of 4 in the home, good luck. OK, so it’s not really as bad as that, but getting academic work accomplished with older children, when babies, toddlers and preschoolers provide such…excitement…can definitely be a challenge! Moms who are successful at managing it all (and actually getting some education done at the same time) usually have to rely on a little bit of ingenuity, some periodic help, and a whole lot of flexibility! Continue reading »

Homeschooling With Young Children

Homeschooling with Young Children, Part 1

There’s no doubt, homeschooling would be much easier if everyone were old enough to maintain attention, read independently, and stay on task. The reality? Many homeschooling families have multiple children under the age of 5, and have to figure out how to educate the older ones with a little extra, uh….help from the younger crew. Being able to actually accomplish academic instruction with the multiple needs, interruptions, problems and distractions of younger siblings can sometimes seem like an insurmountable task. Continue reading »