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Ojos de Dios (God’s Eye)

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God’s Eye Craft When a child was born among the Huichol Indians of Mexico, the father traditionally made an Ojos de Dios to mark the child’s birth. Each of the points of the cross represents an element: earth, air, fire, ...

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Socialization

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Homeschooling pioneer, author, and speaker Israel Wayne discusses the issue of socialization with Rebecca Keliher on this episode of Life Plus Homeschooling.

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10 Skills to Teach before High School

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It’s hard for me to believe it, but in just over a month I will officially have a high school student! I miss my little pig-tailed tooth-loser, but I have to admit that I am enjoying the young lady she ...

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The Answers To Life’s Questions

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We started homeschooling in 1986. The last two of our eleven children start high school this fall and will graduate in 2016. The finish line to our thirty-year race is in sight, if not immediately in front of us. What ...

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4 Secret Weapons for Smoother Homeschool Days

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We don’t have a detailed schedule that fits neatly into assigned time slots. However, if I tried homeschooling without any kind of planning, I’d quickly lose my mind! (Tweet this!) I do require some semblance of structure in order to ...

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Homeschooling Words to Live By

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The new school year is well under way. No doubt some of you are feeling a little unsettled because life feels as though it is spiraling quickly out of control. Even as you have a death grip on your planner, ...

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Is College Right for You?

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College can be the most significant academic experience of a person’s lifetime. It can also be the wrong choice. One could easily spend anywhere from $15,000 to $50,000 per year on the endeavor, and that price tag continues to increase. ...

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Awakening Passion in Your Teaching

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 Good teaching cannot be reduced to techniques; good teaching comes from the identity and the integrity of the teacher. (Joe Briseno) While perusing a magazine, a title caught my eye: “The Missing Curriculum.” Given this time of year, when many ...

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What is Dual Enrollment and Why Should I Care?

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5 Benefits of Dual Enrollment If you go to a homeschool conference or even just a gathering of homeschool parents whose children are in high school, you will probably hear someone talking about dual enrollment. What is dual enrollment? It ...

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Back to Homeschool: A Smart Start

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I’m still trying to figure out where the summer went! It seems like the Fourth of July picnic was just yesterday, but my wall calendar says otherwise. September is almost here, so now is the time to begin transitioning from ...

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Am I Ready to Homeschool?

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For me, homeschooling is just the continuation of a tradition. I was homeschooled, and I could not wait for my children to be big enough for “school.” For others, homeschooling is unfamiliar or downright scary. How do you know if ...

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Cooking with Kids

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Making Connections By Cooking With Kids What I love most about teaching cooking to kids is the opportunity to make real-life connections in the kitchen. The kitchen is an ideal place to teach math, geography, culture, science, reading comprehension, and ...

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