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6 Lifeschooling Ideas for Teaching Reading
6 Lifeschooling Ideas for Teaching Reading

Teaching reading is something many moms fret about and is sometimes an intimidating factor that discourages moms from even diving into homeschooling from the start. All the phonics rules and different methods can feel overwhelming, but it really doesn’t have to be complicated! Lifeschooling fits beautifully with teaching reading because… …reading is everywhere and it’s…

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Encouragement for Teaching Struggling Readers
Encouragement for Teaching Struggling Readers

Many moms worry too much over reading, and struggling readers. The truth is, reading typically happens much more naturally than we realize, and when a child is truly ready, something in the brain seems to just “click.” Teaching is important, but I think we often over-emphasize our role. I tend to heavily encourage moms to…

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My Great Big Ginormous List of Lifeschooling Curricula Recommendations
My Great Big Ginormous List of Lifeschooling Curricula Recommendations

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. I only recommend resources that I believe are valuable and helpful to my subscribers, and all sales go to help support this ministry and my family at no extra cost to you. Thank you! It was only a matter of time. Eventually, this post that…

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How to Help your Kids Establish a Daily Devotional Habit with Minno
Help Kids Establish a Daily Devotional Habit with Minno

One of the most important things we’ve tried to do with each of our children over the years is to help them establish daily devotional habit. Quality time with the Lord. We actually included it on their chore charts…though hopefully our children didn’t think of it as a “chore”! I talked about this a bit…

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How To Staycation on a Budget
How To Staycation on a Budget

I don’t know about you all but this year has us planning a vacation closer to home than perhaps we’d like. Things have gotten so CRAZY in our world, with mandatory masks many places, closings and other restrictions that traveling very far from home is not high on my list! But we’d still like to…

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A Route 66 Vacation for a Fun Trip Through History
A Route 66 Vacation for a Fun Trip Through History

Looking for an unusual vacation idea this summer? Why not plan a Route 66 vacation? Even if you can’t travel the whole Mother Road, driving sections of it can offer a new way to explore a piece of American history. A Bit of History This legendary highway went through eight states, starting in Chicago and…

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Tips and Deals for Saving Money
Tips and Deals for Saving Money

I don’t know about you, but I’m really feeling the need to reign in my spending and do a better job with budgeting and saving money! I am not a numbers or details girl and sometimes it gets me into trouble. But of course, that’s no excuse to quit trying. And God is so gracious…

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Considering Lifeschooling High School?
Considering Lifeschooling High School?

Are you considering homeschooling high school next year? What a marvelous opportunity you have! Of course, you might not feel like this is an opportunity. If you have unexpectedly been at home with your teenagers during this pandemic season, you may certainly be frustrated at how things have gone or are going, and somewhat fearful…

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Cleaning up the 'homeschool house'
Cleaning up the ‘homeschool house’

Cleaning out… Decluttering… Organizing… Ugh…are those the kind of words that just make you cringe? If you’ve been spending any amount of time homeschooling, you may find yourself up to your whiteboard in, well, stuff. Papers, and projects, and supplies – oh my! You may find yourself already wrapping up your homeschool year. (In the…

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How to Create Routines with Lots of Little Ones
How to Create Routines with Lots of Little Ones

So, you’re a homeschooling mom of lots of little ones and you’re struggling to keep up. Maybe you need a routine! Keep reading to find out practical steps to establish a routine to get your sanity back! Routine versus schedule… What’s the difference between a schedule and a routine? A schedule is super structured and…

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