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8 Tips for Parenting a Strong-Willed Son

When my oldest son was a tween, he argued with us about everything. Even the most benign requests were usually met with questions about why he should comply. It was very exhausting and frustrating! I remember thinking that he had better grow up to be a lawyer so that...

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10 Areas of Essential Life Skills for Teenage Boys

Apparently, both of my boys will be working actual jobs this summer. We were hoping our oldest son would find work for the summer now that he's 16 years old. But my 15-year-old was also able to find work, which was a surprise to us. Where has the time gone?!? It's...

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7 MUST DO End of Year Tasks for Homeschool Moms

If you're following the traditional school calendar, like we are, we've nearly made it to the end of the school year! If you're anything like me, you may have a tendency to feel a bit crispy around the edges in the month of May. Sometimes our homeschooling years can...

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Self-Care For Homeschool Moms – 17 Ways to Thrive!

Self-Care is essential for homeschool moms. It's amazing how often I hear of moms who are feeling burnt out, stressed, or who are convinced that they aren't measuring up. And believe me, I've also been there. Feeling regular bouts of overwhelm seems to be a right of...

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Got Stress?!? – De-stressing 101 for Homeschool Moms

Homeschooling is hard work. Yes, it's a blessing. Yes, we enjoy it. But it is also a difficult job and one that can be extremely stressful if we let it. There is the constant concern that we aren't doing enough or that our children are behind in some way. There is...

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79 Read Aloud Books that Boys Love!

For the past several years, I have read aloud books to my boys at the beginning of each school day.  I've been doing this ever since I was encouraged to do so by hearing talks by Andrew Pudewa of Institute for Excellence in Writing and Sally Clarkson of Whole Heart...

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Making Math LESS Painful

When my boys were younger, they enjoyed math.  They liked using M&Ms as counters (and being able to eat them afterward.)  They enjoyed skip counting while they jumped on our trampoline.  And they had a blast playing all sorts of fun math games.  Teaching math to...

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7 Simple Ways to Help Kids Overcome Writer’s Block

Some of our kids are naturally strong writers. Some of them are not. We all have different strengths and weaknesses, and I'm a huge advocate of allowing our kids to build on their strengths rather than constantly trying to shore up their weaknesses. There are some...

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