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Our Homeschool Co-op Story

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Our Homeschool Co-op Story

How to Find a Homeschool Co-op in Your Area Homeschool co-op has been one of the best things about homeschooling for us. We love the community aspect and I love that it lessens my load of subjects that I need to teach at home.  Finding a co-op can be so challenging, especially if you live in a rural area. If you're looking to get plugged into a co-op start by asking homeschool parents in your area. If you know someone who home educates, don't be afraid to grill them about every club or group in your area at they're aware of....

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Why We Chose Ambleside Online

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Why We Chose Ambleside Online

Our family has used the Ambleside Online homeschool curriculum now for two years so I wanted to do a more in-depth curriculum review of why we chose Ambleside Online and how it varies from similar Charlotte Mason curricula.  If you're just getting started or are curious about Ambleside Online, check out this post: Getting Started with Ambleside Online. Why We Chose Ambleside Online First, I love that it is free. There is nothing more discouraging than paying tons of money for a curriculum and then finding out it isn't a fit! You still need to buy all of the books but you're not paying for the "curriculum...

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Homeschooling Parents and The Pressure to Prove Yourself

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Homeschooling Parents and The Pressure to Prove Yourself

Have You Heard This Before?  Have you ever met a veteran homeschooling mom who, right after she tells you how many years she has on her "homeschool mom punch card", gives you the litany list of each of her children's' accomplishments? It sounds something like this... "Well, my Gilbert studied at Oxford and now teaches full time at Hillsdale, has completed seven Iron Man competitions and just finished completing his goal to visit to every country in the world before he turned thirty. Agatha got married at twenty after getting a double degree in Ancient Languages and Bible and now has six children under age five and has...

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Homeschool 101 Course

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Homeschool 101 Course

When I first sat down and googled homeschooling I was confused. I read one article that told me how to homeschool but the very next thing I read said the complete opposite. Between all of the product promotion, strong opinions and the sheer amount of information on blogs, podcasts, youtube videos, instagram, facebook and homeschool curriculum websites, it was very overwhelming! I spent the next four years researching everything I could get my hands on. I spent well over 1,000 hours trying to fully understand the world of homeschooling and all the methods, curricula, and approaches.  And I now I have compiled everything...

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Why We Love Our Yoto Player, Part 2: Free Audio and Favorite Cards

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Why We Love Our Yoto Player, Part 2: Free Audio and Favorite Cards

If you're brand new to Yoto, check out Part 1--Why We Love Our Yoto Player There are so many great cards in the Yoto Card Store, but my kids naturally gravitate towards stories over music, which you will see reflected in our list. Here are some of our favorites:  Use this Yoto Player discount code to get 10% off Your First Yoto Purchase of $70+ Best Yoto Cards by Age Yoto Cards for 4 and Under Alfie Gets in First and Other StoriesFrog and Toad Audio CollectionWinnie the Pooh: The Complete BBC CollectionThe Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other StoriesMy First Classical Collection...

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