3 Tips for the First Day of School
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Today is our first day back to school. We’re easing into our school year this term, but the first day back requires even more ease and grace. The first day back is like jumping into cold water. It’s a reality check. So it’s better for everyone if I anticipate the shudders, the squeals, the struggles. Perhaps I am excited to try out my new plan, but not all my children will be. I’m not a naturally fun mom. Some moms … Read More

Our plan to ease into the school year.
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2016-2017 School Year Planning Three years ago, my good friend forced me to start the school year gradually. According to my year-round school calendar, we start school back up after the 4th of July. I knew that experienced homeschool moms all recommended easing into a new school year rather than jumping in whole-hog, but I hadn’t been able to help myself – for 6 years! I’d think about it, but the shiny new schedule and all the idealistic hopes and … Read More

3 tools for a sane homeschool day
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It’s one thing to buy the books and supples, to make a plan, to create a chart and quite another to actually pull it off in a typical day. Days never go exactly as imagined, but it’s worth the time to imagine it even so – and the more you practice imagining it and planning for contingencies before the heat of the moment, the better you’ll become and rolling with the punches of a real-life homeschool day in a household … Read More