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5 Benefits of Keeping Family Traditions Alive in Your Homeschool

5 Benefits of Keeping Family Traditions Alive in Your Homeschool

Family traditions are so important!  My husband’s family has a wonderful tradition that they have been passing on from generation to generation.  My sons have been fortunate enough to be able to participate in this family tradition as well. Our house is located on a couple of acres which used to be the family farm where …

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Homeschool Vacation – Colonial Williamsburg

slaves discussing things at Colonial Williamsburg

Want to take a homeschool vacation and learn about American History at the same time? Have you ever imagined walking down the street with your children and bumping into George Washington? Or wandering through a palace garden and encountering Patrick Henry giving a speech? Taking a homeschool vacation at Colonial Williamsburg is like stepping back …

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Do Hard Things – 11 Ways to Help Our Boys Become Responsible Men

Do Hard Things - 11 Ways to Help Our Boys Become Men: Do you want your son to someday become a responsible man? Have him do hard things now. Here are 11 suggestions for raising a son who will be a real man.

Overview: Want your son to become a responsible man someday? Have him do hard things now. Our sons are men in training! Here are 11 suggestions for raising a son who will become a real man. Includes a Raising Responsible Sons Worksheet. No matter where you look today, the same battle cry is sounding forth: Where …

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“I’m Never Going to Use This!” – 10 Things Boys Learn from Schoolwork that they WILL Use

Have you ever heard your son object to doing his school work by saying, “I’m never going to use this!” My boys say this on those days when they are wanting to do anything other than their school work. I hear this much more often than I would care to admit! This is a hard …

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What Homeschool Moms Wish The Outside World Understood

What Homeschool Moms Wish The Outside World Understood

Overview: Homeschoolers often feel misunderstood by non-homeschoolers. I polled my readers to find out what homeschool moms wish the outside world understood. Here’s what they said! Homeschoolers often feel misunderstood by the outside world. People pepper us with questions about the educational choice that we’ve made for our children and they often don’t understand why we …

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5 Things No One Tells You About Homeschooling

5 Things No One Tells You About Homeschooling

Overview: Interested in homeschooling? Just getting started? Here are some things no one tells you about homeschooling with tips for how to handle them! When we’re getting ready to start a new adventure, people who have been there don’t always tell us the whole truth about what we’re about to experience. I remember back when I …

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