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Homeschool burnout is a real thing. Here's how to avoid it.
http://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/2017/01/burn-out-questions.html
What do you do when the thought of all you have planned for your homeschool day or week just makes you want to stay in bed and hide under the covers? Here are 4 simple questions you can ask yourself to determine if changes ar...
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You were called to a great work. It is hard. But, it is so worth it!
As homeschooling mothers, we've been called to the mission field. It's hard work, but it's worth it.
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What comes after 12 years of homeschooling? Homeschool graduate, Abbey Lovett shares her experience and how she found out that college was NOT the best fit for her. She also shares some great questions for every high school to consider when weighing their options.
http://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/2016/10/after-homeschooling.html
Written by Abbey Lovett I never once sat in a classroom, I never once studied for midterms, I never rode on a school bus, there was...
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Beth from Eat Write Repeat is a second-generation homeschooler with a passion for food and words. Come meet her.
"Homeschooling has always been on my radar. I grew up homeschooled and loved it! But as my own little tribe grew and my writing career grew along with it, I balked at the idea of having to rearrange life too much. “One year at a time,” My husband and I have always said. And as self-employed artistic-types, that was truly the best we could do. And it has, ultimately been the best for our family. Wipes brow But God is calling us to new things. And so here we are, marching into a brave new world, educating our four children at home. —And me, telling stories and making food."
http://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/2016/09/Beth-intro.html
Written by Beth Hautala of Eat Write Repeat “So, what do you want to be when you grow up?” I remember that ubiquitous questio...
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Copywork is timeless. It's for all ages, not just children. If you want to be a better writer, you have to copy good writing. Here's a beginner's guide to help you launch.

http://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/2016/08/copywork.html
You want your child to become a good writer? Then you have to start with good writing. You have to start with copywork. Up until...
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For a few short hours, we ate like medieval kings. We lifted our glasses and leaned into the past. We learned through living. Huzzah!
Here's a look at the books, links, and menus we used.
http://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/2016/08/medieval-feast.html
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Continued imperfection...that's all any of us can do. And that's OK.
After much prayer, I came up with four goals for 2017 that I've patterned after the life of The One I'm moving towards with each new day.
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So many easy reader style books are just plain b.o.r.i.n.g. The story lines are dry, the characters are not relatable, and the overall tones are repetitive and condescending leaving the child uninspired.

Except for these ones. I've gathered a list of 100 EASY but NOT BORING books for all those practicing-to-read kiddos. And here they are.

http://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/2016/11/100-easy-readers.html
I've gathered a list of 100 EASY but NOT BORING books for all those practicing-to-read kiddos. And here they are.
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Vintage books are simple. Slow. Cloaked in rich language and contain illustrations that draw the mind to thoughts of virtue and goodness. Vintage books celebrate the everydayness of everyday life. They glorify the simple things and help to foster a thankfulness of the things that are actually right in front of me.

This month, you'll see a little vintage on our list of lovelies. We are enjoying the rich and slow. We are savoring.
http://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/2016/10/october.html
I must confess. I've got a bit of a school girl crush on vintage books. (My husband is officially on to me. He continues to feed my o...
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Some might call it strewing.
Others, sneaky learning.
Still others prefer "childhood enchantment."
Whatever the moniker, the outcome is still the same. All of these methods lead to one thing, a delight-directed education. It's the no-fuss, fast-track way to encourage REAL learning...the kind in which a child personally invests and one which inspires (not requires) him to want to learn more.
Here's a peek at how to inspire delight-directed learning the easy way.
Some might call it strewing . Others, sneaky learning . Still others prefer "childhood enchantment." Whatever the moniker, the outc...
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"Years and years ago, while working on my master’s degree, homeschooling wasn’t even a thought in my mind. Today, some might call my choice a waste of my education."
Written by Jessica I am a former elementary school teacher. Turned stay-at-home. Mama to three children under eight. And I'm "wa...
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She was adamantly opposed to homeschooling, but now she can't imagine things any other way. Come take a peek at a day-in-the-life of homeschool convert, Gretchen Ronnevik.
http://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/2016/08/Gretchen-intro.html
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