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Build Your Own Bundle

I can finally tell you some of the great offers in this set because the long-awaited day is finally here! I am happy to offer you some of our special products at this reduced rate.  Each book is typically $18.95 and the classes – six weeks chock full of lessons taught by me on audio […]

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Creation Camp – Learning God’s Truth at Home

There are many reasons to have a camp at home with your children – anytime, not just during the hot summer months. It brings unity among the parents and children, it is entertaining and most of all it teaches using my favorite–hands on activities. What I enjoy about this particular unit is teaching about the […]

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Build Your Bundle – Win $100

I feel a bit late to the parade at this point. You may or may not know there is a mega sale upcoming – and everyone is excited to know more. It has been filtering in groups around the Internet and I’ve been knee deep in dejunking my school room, this summer -but, I had […]

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Emotional Manipulation Facebook Style

  I’m angry. Not because I didn’t already know the fact that just using the internet means we give up many of our privacy rights. I know our data is mined by search engines. And, websites use cookies to track if we are new users or old. Don’t let me get started on the times […]

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Used Curriculum Sale & Sale!

Well how about this? A used curriculum sale? Yes – even I have accumulated curriculum for years that is either: A. New and deeply discounted OR B. Slightly loved Please check back all week as I add more books – or visit the MEDIA ANGELS shopping cart and look for the USE And NEW Book […]

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Need Money For Homeschool Books?

After all the years of homeschooling I added up the amount of money I’ve spent and let’s just say, I could be driving a luxury car. I’ve homeschooled since 1986 and in that time I’ve purchased thousands and thousands of dollars in curriculum. It was everything from books to math videos (in the hundreds of […]

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How and Why to Find a Mentor

As a homeschooler, have you struggled with any of these questions? What are my state requirements? How do I get started? What do I teach and when? What methodology is best for my family? What do I say to critics? How do I schedule our day? How do I motivate my kids to do lessons? […]

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Summer Fun – Water Pressure

When I think of summer fun my mind immediate gravitates to science. Yes. Science. Is. Fun.  When my oldest two were homeschooled swimming and water activities were a great part of our homeschooling. So much so, that I convinced my non-loving-water-husband to get SCUBA diving certifications along with our kids. And, yes, it counts as […]

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Travel Brings Online Friendships to LIFE!

If you’ve heard my podcast, Destination: Inspiration, here on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network before, you know I LOVE travel. Not just for the adventure and excitement, but truly for building world changers. And, I guess I’ve traveled so much that I consider myself one of those world changers. I really don’t fit in a […]

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Help! I’m Attending a Homeschool Conference.

The first conference I attended was a mix of excitement and trepidation. Upon leaving I was physically and mentally exhausted, and had spent over $900.00 on books and games. Games? Yes, games. Were games on my list, you ask? What list? Times have changed and our disposable income has dwindled. Even the most well-heeled among […]

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Should I Attend a Homeschool Convention?

No, not unless you can answer these questions. 1. I like teaching using _______________ method. (Textbook/ Workbook; Living Books; Unit Studies; Classical; Charlotte Mason, Unschooling; etc.) 2. My goals for my family are as follows ____________________. (Character; Academic; Spiritual; Work; etc.) 3. I know the subjects I will teach next year for each child. List […]

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Common Core – Fact or Fiction?

Part One – Common Core Fact or Fiction? Common Core is something that has been in the works for a long time but just crossed my radar about a year ago. I received a lengthy letter from a well-meaning homeschool mom asking if my curriculum was alligned or not. Deer in the headlight time. I […]

Move Past the Juggling Act and Learn to Flourish

Are you paralyzed by such a long to-do list that you don’t know where to start? Do you drag through the day exhausted, thinking only of how much longer it is before you can finally collapse into bed . . . just to get up and start all over the next day? Is your life […]

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How to teach teenagers about managing money (when you’re not doing so great yourself)

  It’s tough to teach teenagers about managing money, especially if you’re not doing so great yourself! But we all know that money management is an important skill that your teenagers will use every day of their adult life. They may never use Algebra II again, but money skills are vital. I have an episode […]

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Organizing Made Easy for Do-It-All Moms

Do you have more curriculum than you can possibly use? Are you always running? Do you struggle to find time to clean? If so, you and I can relate. Maybe you can relate to this aspect of me, too: I try to do it all myself. We don’t have time for a lengthy psychoanalysis of […]

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Raising Real Men on Making Biblical Family Life Practical

Do you have boys? If so, you are not alone! We have boys, too! Six of them, counting the ones that have grown up …and we’ve felt like pulling our hair out somedays, too. Is there a way to teach those stinky (well, if they’re teens), sassy (sometimes), and bickering (it happens here, too!) sons […]

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Is Homeschooling the Hardest Thing You’ve Ever Done?

If we’re being completely honest, most of us will say that homeschooling is the hardest thing we’ve ever done. There are exceptions, of course: a mom of an only child recently told me she thought homeschooling her son from kindergarten through 8th grade was pretty easy, and I just smiled, thankful that she was able […]

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A Very Bad Day

Today was a very bad not very good day. In fact there have been several of those the last few weeks. Either I’m sick, the kids are sick, someone forgot to complete an assignment, dinner time is around the corner and I forgot to remove something from the freezer, etc., etc., etc. Can you relate? […]

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Coming to a Convention Near You!

Do you recognize these people? I bet you’d recognize their voices if you listened to these popular shows on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network. Our show hosts had a fun time meeting in “real” life at the Teach Them Diligently Conference in Nashville, and taking this picture for all of us to enjoy! What is […]

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25-Tips to Save Money on Your Electricity

I almost wanted to title this post, “Save money so your husband can take you out to dinner.” But, I’m getting ahead of myself. My husband, Jeff is a home inspector as well as a builder and he often shares all types of money saving tips with me. He is very, very frugal. He turns […]

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