Homeschooling, Large Family, Time Management

Large Family Homeschooling Six Lessons from Homeschooling Five (Part II)

Two weeks ago, I covered the first three things I’ve found helpful in large family homeschooling, and today I’m covering the last four. 🙂 Identify who needs the most help, and schedule it. Along with independence and check-ins, sometimes students just need direct teaching.  Especially first-graders and below.  Or in later grades, they may need help with particular subjects, or…

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Old Wisdom, Time Management

When You Get Out of Bed

One of the things I much enjoy doing is taking some bit of the Puritans and trying to make them more accessible to modern audiences—a habit that began with my trying to translate a systematic theology into a five-year-old’s vernacular.  There is so much wisdom from long ago, but sometimes it’s so hard to get to.  Even tiredness can make…

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Homeschooling, Large Family, Time Management

Large Family Homeschooling Six Lessons from Homeschooling Five (Part I)

This year feels different than ever before.  I have finally realized: I am not limitless! 😉 I am a second-generation homeschooler—and an only child.  My mom was an amazing teacher and it seemed like we did everything. Life as a larger family has meant my kids have many advantages in the form of their built-in siblings that I didn’t have…

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