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Choosing a Homeschool Science Curriculum

The way I choose a homeschool Science curriculum is very similar to the way I choose a homeschool History curriculum. Following the guidelines I shared in my previous post, Choosing Homeschool Curriculum: A Grade-by-Grade Guide, I focus on different priorities during...

Choosing a Homeschool History Curriculum

There are a ton of options for choosing a homeschool history curriculum for kids with dyslexia. In my previous post, the Grade-by-Grade Homeschool Curriculum Guide  we talked about what areas to focus on grade-by-grade. Homeschool History Curriculum for the Elementary...

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Homeschooling Kids With Dyslexia: Grades 1 – 3

What to expect, setting goals and the best curriculum choices for homeschooling kids with dyslexia in grades 1 - 3. I am a firm believer in the benefits of homeschooling kids with dyslexia.  I should know really.  I've been homeschooling kids with dyslexia for the...

Homeschool Kindergarten: Curriculum and Methods

I remember when I first started homeschooling about 100 years ago.  Just kidding, it was only 20 years ago.  There are days, however, when it feels like it's been 100 years!  I was absurdly anxious about homeschooling my Kindergartener.  Nowadays when I have a new...

Teaching Tips

My Homeschool Success Formula

Are you looking for a formula for success as you homeschool your struggling learners? This is the closest thing you will find to a formula for a more peaceful, purposeful homeschool. When our family first started homeschooling in 1996, our motivation was to be able to...

How Important is Academic Success?

How important is academic success to overall success? The answer may surprise you! We're continuing our 5-days to a more confident homeschool series. Read the entire series starting here. I'm going to start this post with a story - my story actually. It's important...

Help! My Homeschooler is ‘Behind’

One sure way to lose confidence in your homeschool is to worry that your homeschooled child is behind grade level. Welcome back to the 5-Days to a More Confident Homeschool Series!  This week we're looking at the things that trip us up and knock our confidence as we...

Encouragement

Why I’m Thankful for my Kids’ Dyslexia

I realize that this may be a sensitive subject for some of you reading this today. Some of you are new to the world of dyslexia. Maybe you already have a dyslexia diagnosis or maybe your child is struggling and you suspect dyslexia. Maybe you're considering pulling...

Homeschooling When You Want to Quit

It's early September and I've already seriously considered putting one of my kids in school. It probably has a lot to do with the age of said child - 15 going on 25 - but 3 weeks into the school year does seem rather soon to consider quitting homeschooling. I actually...

Resources & Reviews

Meet the New, Improved All About Reading!

Our family has used and loved the All About Reading reading program for years. They just rolled out a new improved edition that I know you're going to love!   Have you heard the news? There's a buzz going around the homeschool community about the latest release...

Learn Math Facts Easily With Times Alive

  Although 7 of my 8 kids have dyslexia, most of them had little trouble with math, that is until it came time to learn their math facts. Honestly I'm not sure why this is, but I have a few theories: Weak processing and information retrieval make recalling the...

Life Skills

Meet the New, Improved All About Reading!

Our family has used and loved the All About Reading reading program for years. They just rolled out a new improved edition that I know you're going to love!   Have you heard the news? There's a buzz going around the homeschool community about the latest release...

Learn Math Facts Easily With Times Alive

  Although 7 of my 8 kids have dyslexia, most of them had little trouble with math, that is until it came time to learn their math facts. Honestly I'm not sure why this is, but I have a few theories: Weak processing and information retrieval make recalling the...