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Top 10 Reasons To Never Give Up Homeschooling Teens and Tweens

It’s that time of year. Packages are rolling in with new school supplies and curriculum. Maybe you’re pumped from attending a recent homeschool convention. You are either brimming with excitement for the upcoming school year, or you are having second thoughts. Doubts are creeping in. You may be asking yourself, “Is homeschooling still the right thing for us?”

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Curriculum, Reviews, Planning & Products, Tips for Homeschooling Mamas

10 Tips For Choosing Homeschool Curriculum (With Free Printables)

Choosing curriculum for your homeschool can be a joyful or a daunting experience. We are fortunate to be homeschooling in a time where there are hundreds of different curricula to choose. Or are we? I have been there. When looking for guidance, there are just as many tips and opinions out there as there are curriculum choices, and most of the tips are similar. Making choices can be overwhelming, but it is one of my favorite duties as a home educator. Let me share with you a few personal tips of what I have learned over the past decade that may be different than what you are used to reading.

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Fun Things - Field Trips, Games, Creative Ideas

Weekend Wandering in NC – Bath & Washington

Take a step back in time and check out NC’s oldest town, Bath. Take a short drive from there, and check out one of NC’s best state parks.

Located in Beaufort County are two fantastic places to spend a day or an entire weekend. Bath is NC’s first town with quite a history that includes political rivalries, Indian wars, a yellow fever epidemic, and piracy. The infamous Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard took up residence there for a time. Goose Creek State Park is 1,672 acres of natural beauty for those who love the outdoors.

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Fun Things - Field Trips, Games, Creative Ideas, Tips for Homeschooling Mamas

How to Create a Homeschool Yearbook

Once upon a time, people took pictures, had them developed, and preserved their memories in albums. In an age where everything is digital, I’m sad to say most of my pictures never make it off my phone. I’ve found an easy, inexpensive way to keep our school memories preserved, as well as a few other documents I like to keep for our school year.

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Curriculum, Reviews, Planning & Products, Review Crew Posts

Lightning Literature Set (Grade 7) Review

Literature study has been something that I have struggled with in our homeschool. My goal is for my reluctant readers to find reading something to be enjoyed naturally, and to be able to recognize and appreciate quality literature. Hewitt Homeschooling Resources has been on my radar for several months now. I was excited to have the opportunity to review the  Gr 7 Lightning Lit Set for my son, and my older daughter joined us.

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Books & Film - Reviews and Recommendations, Review Crew Posts

Life With Dog Movie Review

Often times, the timing is just perfect for a review. We were on our last week of school, all but a few lessons were complete, and we were experiencing our first heat wave here in coastal Carolina. Mill Creek Entertainment sent us the movie Life With Dog to watch and review at the perfect time! My teens we more than happy to have popcorn and watch a movie as part of their school day!

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Review Crew Posts

Supercharged Science Review

What if there was one online curriculum that covered hundreds of topics and experiments for teaching science? What if you could have an actual rocket scientist as your child’s teacher?  Supercharged Science makes that possible with their e-Science Homeschool Science Curriculum.

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Twelve Teens & Two Nights in Washington, D.C.

Monuments, museums, metros, miles, and memories were made on our teen trip with our homeschool co-op.

On a Monday morning, two crowded vans left Eastern NC bound for Washington, D.C. For many of us, it was our first trip to our nation’s capital. As a first-timer, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I spent most of my time soaking it all in, not really worrying about seeing it all. Along the way, I took note of things that went really well, and things I might would do differently. I’ll share with you what we did, and some tips on how to take a small homeschool group of teens to D.C.

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