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Take the Trip!

It is getting late into the summer. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about a last hurrah before school starts or later in the fall. Maybe you’d like to, but not sure you want to spend the money or take the time off from work. Let me tell you to stop overthinking it and TAKE THE TRIP!

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Rewind – The Very Best of Homeschool Fanatic

A year ago this week, I started a blog. I didn’t start a blog because I needed something to do, wanted to get rich, or because I think I’m the best homeschooling mom. I started a blog because I have a fire, a passion, and a drive. My goal has always been to encourage, share ideas, cheer on existing homeschoolers, and convince others to join the homeschooling lifestyle.

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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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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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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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Transcripts Made Easy Review

Ready or not, my first born is nearing the end of ninth grade! I have always loved homeschooling and all that goes with it – except the paperwork. I’ll admit that I’m not the most organized in that department. I knew when an opportunity came by to review Transcripts Made Easy: The Homeschooler’s Guide to High-School Paperwork from Everyday Education that I needed to sign up!

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Anxious About Kindergarten?

According to the frequent posts I’ve been seeing on Facebook, it’s almost time to register for kindergarten. The fear of this unknown territory can be overwhelming to a mother. I remember this time of year very well. Over ten years later, I’d never dream I would be writing a blog post about it.

It seems like a lifetime, but it was only a little over a decade ago that my daughter was in preschool. She had been attending preschool at our church three half-days a week. It was a great experience for her and myself. Her days at preschool were spent with plenty of play, art, Bible stories, learning, and a favorite among many preschoolers – snack time. My days were filled with trying to get all I could done in that small window of time!

With only two months remaining of her time at preschool, I started getting forms and flyers about kindergarten registration sent home in her backpack. I vividly remember the feelings I had as I looked over the enclosed paperwork. The thought about her being away at school five full days a week made me nervous. I remember thinking, “she’s too small to go to big school”. Little did I know that there were more options than just what was tucked in her little backpack.

This post contains an affiliate link. I was not compensated for my review. I can highly recommend you watch the linked documentary, and gain as much insight as I did.

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Victus Study Skills System Review

Study, study, study….. These are words most people have heard at one time or another throughout their life, but never had that important skill taught. I can remember many frustrating evenings when I was in high school. I’d be sitting in my room, staring at a book, or some form of unorganized notes for hours on end not retaining much. It wasn’t until I was in community college that I had to take a required class the first semester. The class was an orientation and study skills class. It turned out to be one of the most helpful classes I ever had. I learned about several methods of study that were foreign to me, but oh so useful! Not only in college, but in life.

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