Teaching your Kids about Money with Matt Matheson

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Teaching your kids about money can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. This is everything you need to get started and create financial literacy in your homeschool. Why Is It Important For Parents To Teach Their Kids About Money? If the last year has taught us anything, it's that life can be unpredictable. In this economy, it's been a year like we have never seen before. The good new is, our kids' financial future doesn't have to be uncertain. We can provide our kids with everything they need in order to become independent and successful adults.  We spend hours working with them on...

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YMB #103 The Role of Classic Children’s Literature: A Conversation with Cheri Blomquist

When you have been homeschooling as long as I have it takes quite a bit to be surprised by a new resource. Before Austen Comes Aesop is a new book that was up to the task of turning my head. This valuable guide for parents not only takes on the misguided idea that our kids need to read the most mature and difficult books at a young age, but also provides parents with the tools they need to create their own reading program using any books. Yes, there is a booklist, but it is not what you might expect. Instead of a subjective list of author favorites, what we have is a historical glimpse...

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31 Picture Books for Homeschooling All Ages

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What quality makes a picture book memorable? What causes adults to pause and become lost in memory at a display in a bookstore window? What makes a three-year-old return again and again with the same book clutched tightly for bedtime reading? What quality makes the grown-up eager to comply? It's an elusive thing, really, the qualities that bring a kids' book to touch us, teach us, make us laugh. It's something we explore in this series - 31 Picture Books For Homeschooling All Ages. 31 Picture Books Suitable For All Ages We have chosen for you 31 picture books -- books we felt were worthy...

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Homeschooling In The Early Elementary Years: Grades K-3

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Homeschooling in the early elementary years can be time of so much learning and fun. These tips will help you get started and thrive in the early years. You know, I love my teens, but when my kids were little, we did this picture book, literature-rich unit study style of homeschooling.  And I miss those days. It was so much fun when school was going down to the pond to feed the ducks. I love the early elementary years of homeschooling.  Homeschooling The Early Elementary Years I wanted to start out by talking a little bit about some of the joy and struggle of homeschooling these...

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November Themes And Resources Your Kids Will Love!

In November nights officially get longer and days get shorter. Check out our list of fun November themes and homeschool activities to do with your kiddos this month. With nature study, liturgical living, food, books, and learning activities we have you covered with fun homeschool lesson plans all month long. Nature Study In November Cooler days and colder nights reign as the last of the leaves fall from the trees. It is the perfect time to get out and explore the final days before winter. Grab your nature journal and get outside to Take a Hike Day on November 17. Corn - Fun corn facts for...

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How To Respond When Your Homeschooling Child Won’t “Do School”

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Today we are talking all about what to do if your child just won't do their schoolwork. We are going to cover so many things, but I want to start with this: kids have bad days, too. You may come across days where your kids just aren't into it. They aren't feeling it. They're having a really bad day, and they are struggling.  When that is happening, it's totally okay to let your kid just take the day off. This happened with my teen earlier this week. For whatever reason  the hormones just get ugly every now and then when kids hit puberty and this child that day just wasn't functioning well...

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YMB #102 Leveling Up Your Morning Time: A Conversation with Jessica Lawton

YMB #68 Choosing Books for Your Morning Time: A Conversation with Jessica Lawton

How do you manage when you have a number of kids spanning a wide age range? You want your older kids to still be part of your Morning Time, but you aren't sure which activities are appropriate for them? How do you "level up" the activities you do so that little ones AND bigger ones still get something out of Morning Time? This episode answers all of those questions. Whether you make your own plans, follow a set of ours, or use something else you find online, this podcast is the ultimate resources for how to have a fruitful Morning Time for kids from toddler to teen.Links and resources...

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The Hardest Part Of Your Homeschool Day: Getting Started

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I have a confession to make. Back when my kids were younger, and I was the newer homeschool mom, I used to live in fear that my mother was going to stop by my house in the morning. And I was going to be really ashamed at the fact that it was 11:00 AM, and I still hadn't started my homeschool day. My mom worked locally and she sometimes had a habit of just dropping by, which is not really a huge problem for me. We have that kind of relationship. Except for the fact that I didn't get my day started very well when I was a new homeschooler. Even if we got up early things would get me off...

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Vulture View Homeschool Picture Book And Activities

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As part of our 31 Picture Books For Homeschooling All Ages series, we have chosen kids’ books with vivid language, interesting stories and striking artwork to appeal to every person in your family. Vulture View is one of our favorites! Our book posts also include a few activities -- some simple, some more involved -- for your entire family to enjoy together. Or not! Reading the book is enough in itself if that is all you want to do. Snuggle up and enjoy a picture book or two together as a family. It may be the highlight of your day. Vulture View Picture Book Details Book: Vulture View ...

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Beautiful Oops Homeschool Picture Book And Activities

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As part of our 31 Picture Books For Homeschooling All Ages series, we have chosen kids’ books with vivid language, interesting stories and striking artwork to appeal to every person in your family. Beautiful Oops is one of our favorites! Our book posts also include a few activities -- some simple, some more involved -- for your entire family to enjoy together. Or not! Reading the book is enough in itself if that is all you want to do. Snuggle up and enjoy a picture book or two together as a family. It may be the highlight of your day. Beautiful Oops Picture Book Details Book: Beautiful...

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