Category: Lifeschooling

What Self-Care Looks Like During the Post-Homeschool Years
Self-Care During the Post-Homeschool Years

Each year, the month of February paints our landscape red and creates lots of Hallmark-induced opportunities to express the love we feel for friends and family alike. Lots of articles – online and in print – will give us cute little tips and ideas for showing our love to our spouses, kiddos, and “besties.” There’s…

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First Lady: a Fun Romance Movie for the Whole Family!
First Lady: a Fun Romance Movie for the Whole Family!

Being “first lady” is much more than simply being the wife of the president. This position is a job in and of itself! So, what happens when there is a “job opening” for this position and one particular lady seems exceptionally qualified? And what happens when she is not actually married to the president? My…

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Lifeschooling Your Way Into a Healthy Life
Lifeschooling Your Way Into a Healthy Life

Living a healthy life isn’t really that complicated. It’s just hard!  That’s crazy, you say and it doesn’t make any sense.  But it’s true.  I mean really, all you have to do is eat right, exercise and keep stress in check right?  Yep, that’s right but unfortunately, it’s in the everyday details that we get…

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Lifeschooling FAQs
Lifeschooling FAQs

Here are some of the questions parents have asked about lifeschooling: How many subjects do I actually need (I know what my state requires, I want to know more practically what is necessary)? What is the minimum I can teach and still feel confident I am teaching well? How do you discern what is learning…

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Do it Homemade and Make it a Crafty Christmas
Do it Homemade and Make it a Crafty Christmas

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, please put a penny in my Christmas savings hat..haha, yes I know that’s not how the song goes. But this time of year we start getting a little crazy when it comes to buying presents. I don’t know about you but it seems like all the bills…

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History of Christmas Traditions and the 12 Days of Christmas
History of Christmas Traditions and the 12 Days of Christmas

Merry Christmas to All! It’s that time of year again. My favorite season of all, in spite of the freezing cold and vortex level winter storms that sweep through the Midwest. It’s the time of year for cozy blankets, hot cocoa, and crackling fires. Time for gift giving, comfort foods, and family get-togethers. It’s also…

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4 Ways Homeschoolers Can Benefit From a Word of the Year
4 Ways Homeschoolers Can Benefit From a Word of the Year

Yes, it’s that time of year again when people get to thinkin’ about their goals and plans and dreams for next year. aka: New Year’s Resolutions – do you still make them? I’ve certainly come full circle. And if you’re still struggling with that idea…you may find a Word of the Year just-the-ticket! For more…

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Lessons from Count Zinzendorf - Christian Heroes Then and Now
Lessons from Count Zinzendorf – Christian Heroes Then and Now

Homeschool conference vendor halls… They are ubiquitous with moms rolling book-laden plastic crates on wheels behind them and children mobbing the booths with hands-on activities. Oh, and let’s not forget those beautiful brown skyscraper stacks of Christian Heroes Then and Now books! What homeschooling mom hasn’t dreamed of walking out the door balancing that giant…

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Teaching History Through Thanksgiving
Teaching History Through Thanksgiving

We have started a tradition in our family since we’ve had children. It’s a brand new one and each year I look forward to it with anticipation. As unfortunately, our extended family traditions have died out we felt the need to replace them with ones our children will remember as they grow up and become…

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Top Book Recommendations for Starting Lifeschooling
Top Book Recommendations for Starting Lifeschooling

There are several books that have made a huge impact on my philosophy of lifeschooling and I would highly recommend that all new lifeschoolers read them! If you want to reform your thinking, the most important thing you can do first is to inform your thinking! Put these in your curriculum budget, moms. It’s important…

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