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Six Ways We Make Homeschooling Harder Than It Really Is

Six Ways We Make Homeschooling Harder Than It Really Is

Homeschooling parents, do you ever feel burned out? Pulled in a million directions? Unsure of whether or not you are homeschooling the “right” way? Do you ever second guess your methods? If you’re like me, I have many of these soul-searching moments. What I’ve learned over my many years of homeschooling is that there are ways that we can actually make homeschooling way harder than...

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How to Help Your Homeschool Teen Start Learning Independently

How to Help Your Homeschool Teen Start Learning Independently

As a homeschooling mom, you have many goals for your kids, but perhaps one of the most important is that they become independent learners and thinkers. You want them to show initiative, love learning, and succeed on their own! As your kids enter the teen years, they are more ready than ever to take over their learning, with support from you, of course. As your...

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CLEP & DSST: What’s the Difference?

CLEP & DSST: What’s the Difference?

If you’re considering alternative paths toward college credit, both the CLEP and DSST exams can help you on your journey. Credit-by-exam, as these tests are sometimes called, allows you to skip expensive college classes altogether, and instead prove your knowledge in certain areas to obtain college credits. BONUS RESOURCE: Get our free dual credit e-book to learn how our family used CLEP exams to save...

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8 Websites to Help You Study for CLEP & DSST Exams

8 Websites to Help You Study for CLEP & DSST Exams

When it comes to preparing for exams like CLEP and DSST, it really pays to be organized and know the material inside out. These eight websites can help you learn and study so you can rest easy on your exam day. BONUS RESOURCE: Get our free e-book to learn how our family used CLEP exams to save over $300,000 on college degrees! Khan Academy –...

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Enjoy Life and School Again With a Little Organization in 2016

Enjoy Life and School Again With a Little Organization in 2016

When it comes to making the most of your homeschooling days, organization is key, and the most efficient way to keep your family organized is with a schedule. A written schedule will help everyone stay on task, maximize productivity, and work independently. Here are some scheduling tips for better organization. Create a Monthly Calendar Print twelve months of free calendar pages from http://www.pdfcalendar.com/ and put...

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Creating Christmas Traditions with Teens

Creating Christmas Traditions with Teens

One of the best parts of the holiday season is the opportunity to spend quality time with the ones you love. But sometimes it can be hard to find activities that the whole family will enjoy. Are you struggling to find some creative ideas for your older children this Christmas? Here are 10 ideas to help you create some new traditions in your family. 1....

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A Special Christmas Note from Becky

A Special Christmas Note from Becky

I’m almost finished with all the preparations for the family gatherings – both sides of the family always come to our house at Christmas because we have a little more room. Funny how two sides of the same family can be so different! Lots of cousins your age on one side, hardly any on the other. Almost everybody lives in the same town on one...

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17 Awesome Christmas Gifts For Your Homeschool Teens

17 Awesome Christmas Gifts For Your Homeschool Teens

Still making your holiday shopping list for your favorite students? These awesome gift ideas are perfect for homeschoolers — they are useful, educational, and most importantly—-really fun! One important change I’ve made this year is to online shop. In recent years I’ve said I was going to shop online, but defaulted to the stores and their craziness! But there is no excuse to head out...

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How to Keep Yourself Sane While Homeschooling

How to Keep Yourself Sane While Homeschooling

The blessings of homeschooling are not always apparent when you’re in the throes of lesson-planning, kid-wrangling, and house-cleaning. In fact there are probably days when you just want to throw in the towel and crawl back to bed. We’ve all been there! As a mom, you are the foundation of your family, the glue that holds everyone and everything together, and I’m not exaggerating when...

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4 Reasons to Start Your Teen Earning Dual Credit in January

4 Reasons to Start Your Teen Earning Dual Credit in January

As the new year approaches, we have a lot to be thankful for, not the least of which is our ability as parents to help shape and guide our children as they enter into adulthood. If you’re looking for a new direction in the new year, Dual Credit at Home might be a perfect solution. Here are 4 reasons to start your teen earning dual...

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The Ten Most Popular College Degrees of 2015

The Ten Most Popular College Degrees of 2015

Planning for college can be challenging in more ways than one. Not only do you have to navigate the application process, but also have to figure out your payment options, whether you are going to go the traditional or dual credit route, and decide what you’re going to study. For some, this part is easy — maybe you discovered your college major in elementary school...

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