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Mary Prather (Homegrown Learners)
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A playlist of videos about Saxon Math in our #homeschool  

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Homeschool Requires --- a new series from Homegrown Learners

Today's installment: Homeschool Requires COMMITMENT.

What does homeschooling REALLY require?

The current trend seems to be hybrid schools, box programs, online schools, or homeschool communities that claim to be the "answer" to a successful homeschool experience.

Granted, all of these things can be great HELPS in homeschooling. I have, however, seen some claim to be all you would need to homeschool your children.

I disagree.

A successful homeschool lies within the homeschooling family. Never forget the HOME in homeschool.

In this four part blog series we will delve into COMMITMENT, LOVE, CONSISTENCY, and COURAGE it takes to homeschool our children and homeschool them WELL.

First and foremost, a successful homeschool requires COMMITMENT.

Read it now: http://www.homegrownlearners.com/home/homeschool-requires-commitment

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The Joys of Homeschooling Older Children

Homeschooling has plenty of HARD days.

No matter the stage your children are at, homeschooling is just an immense undertaking.

We have homeschooled through job changes, illness, home remodeling, chronic pain, teen hormones, and so much more. There have been times where it would have been SO MUCH EASIER to enroll my children in school.

This year - the year where my children are 9th and 5th graders - has been PIVOTAL. We've completed the first year of high school for Anna, and we're getting ready for middle school with Grant. These children are growing at an astounding rate, and I'm just trying to keep up!

Read it now:
http://www.homegrownlearners.com/home/the-joys-of-homeschooling-older-children

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Do you include music appreciation in your #homeschool  days? 

SQUILT Music Appreciation is an open-and-go curriculum (100% PDF) that includes all listening links, teaching instructions, and notebooking pages. It makes teaching about music a SNAP.... and it gets your kids asking for MORE. 

Check out the sale that is going on at SQUILT Music until this Wednesday!  

http://www.squiltmusic.com
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Have you tried Notebooking?  It changed our homeschool!

This page contains a HUGE collection of resources about notebooking: how to, ideas, freebies, resources, and more!  It's your one stop place for all things notebooking! 

http://www.homegrownlearners.com/notebooking
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Take the Fear out of SAT Math with Mr. D Math Bootcamp

Read it now: http://www.homegrownlearners.com/home/sat-prep-mrd

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How to Use Audio Dramas in Your Homeschool

We've always loved audio dramas in our homeschool, and this post shares several ways to use them in your homeschool, too!  

It also includes a giveaway from +Heirloom Audio Productions !  

http://www.homegrownlearners.com/home/using-audio-dramas-in-your-homeschool
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Less is More: Why We Homeschool Classically 

Our homeschool journey has been just that.... a JOURNEY.  
We abandoned the public schools seven years ago, eager to learn every possible thing we could about homeschooling. 

Those first few years were spent getting our feet wet. Our way of life had dramatically changed, and we all needed time to adjust.

We always were diligent with school. We rowed beautiful books, used history as our spine, and took many field trips. I guess you could have called us "Interest Led", "Charlotte Mason", and at times "Unschooled". 

( I don't regret a minute of those early years, because each of those moments led to the path we are on today. )

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http://www.homegrownlearners.com/home/less-is-more-why-we-homeschool-classically
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We are avid fans of Morning Time --- love this post from +Pam Barnhill!
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