Family, Homeschooling

5 Surprising Benefits of Homeschooling You May Not Have Considered

Most homeschooling families have already started their new year, while others are gearing up for it. On the other hand, perhaps you are part of the many who might be thinking about homeschooling your children. When you’re on the cusp of making this choice it’s important to consider the benefits, especially when navigating through the… Continue reading 5 Surprising Benefits of Homeschooling You May Not Have Considered

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Creating a Homeschool Environment: Is It Important?

The decision to homeschool your child or children is not a choice that you will take lightly. But after coming to the conclusion that this is the right choice for your family, it’s imperative that you find the winning formula that works for you, especially when it comes down to creating your homeschooling environment. You’ll… Continue reading Creating a Homeschool Environment: Is It Important?

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The Power of Teaching Sight Words

I’ve talked about it in the past, but with a new homeschool year in full swing, I just gotta re-emphasize the power of teaching sight words. I have spent a lot of time Googling the various lists of sight words, and even came up with my own resource that models after my IR3 method… but… Continue reading The Power of Teaching Sight Words

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Is Learning a Foreign Language Really Worth It?

Believe it or not, there are people who actually question if learning a foreign language is really worth it. It's actually not a bad question to ask. When we get comfortable in our immediate environment and used to the culture, why would you learn a foreign language? I believe that it is beneficial to learn… Continue reading Is Learning a Foreign Language Really Worth It?

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4 Reasons Service Learning Beats the Summer Slide

Over the years, our family has made a point to spend our summers engaged in vacations, camps, and light school work to prevent the infamous Summer Slide.  As a former overnight Camp Director, I would find the best camps for my children to ensure they walked away with amazing memories and experiences. Three years ago,… Continue reading 4 Reasons Service Learning Beats the Summer Slide