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Apr 10

Homeschool Cooperatives – Choosing Classes, Enrichment or Academic?

the Snowy Day

Thanks for coming back for Day 5 of our discussion on homeschool cooperatives. We have defined cooperatives (don’t forget to enter my giveaway), discussed the benefits of co-ops, mulled over things to consider before joining a cooperative, and starting your own co-op. Today we will finish up by having a brief discussion about choosing classes. Enrichment …

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Apr 10

Homeschool Cooperatives – Starting Your Own

Book Club Homeschool Cooperatives

This week we have been talking about all the facets of homeschool cooperatives. We have talked about the definition of a co-op, the benefits of a co-op, and things to consider before joining a co-op. Today I want to give you some tips on starting your own co-op. I have participated and helped to plan …

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Apr 09

Homeschool Cooperatives – Things to Consider


For the last two days we have been talking about homeschool cooperatives and how they can benefit the homeschooling family. We defined co-ops and talked about the benefits of cooperatives. Today I want to talk about the things to consider before joining a cooperative. How do you know if a co-op will be a good …

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Apr 08

Homeschool Cooperatives – Benefits

Thanks for coming back for Day 2 of my five day series on homeschool cooperatives. Yesterday, we defined homeschool cooperatives and explained the different types of co-ops. We are going to continue our discussion about homeschool cooperatives and how they can enrich your homeschooling experience. Today I would like to talk about the benefits of working …

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Apr 07

Homeschool Cooperatives – Defined plus a Giveaway!

HS Co-ops by Carol Topp

We have been personally blessed by participating in homeschool cooperatives. After pondering this and being immersed in planning for our fall homeschool cooperative, I decided to write a week-long series on homeschool co-ops. Join me this week as I share from my heart and experience with homeschool co-ops. Visit each day this week and be sure …

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Jan 24

Homeschooling Essentials – Day 5 – A Support System

supportive husband

Updated: March 16, 2014 (affiliate link included) What is Support? Dictionary.com defines support as follows, sup·port 1. to bear or hold up (a load, mass, structure, part, etc.); serve as a foundation for. 2. to sustain or withstand (weight, pressure, strain, etc.) without giving way; serve as a prop for. 3. to undergo or endure, especially with patience or submission; tolerate. 4. to sustain (a person, the mind, spirits, courage, etc.) under trial or affliction: They supported him throughout his ordeal. 5. to maintain (a person, family, establishment, institution, etc.) by supplying with things necessary to existence; provide for: to support a family. After reading through these definitions, I would definitely say that a homeschooling mom or dad needs support. Our culture tells us we can do it all, have it all and be happy, but …

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Jan 23

Homeschooling Essentials – Day 4 – A Sense of Humor

Sense of humor

  How do you homeschool with a sense of humor? How do you teach your crowd without getting down? How do you keep an element of good humor? An ice cream man?  A joke book?  A clown? – Sung to the tune of Maria from The Sound of Music The nun Maria in The Sound …

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Jan 22

Homeschooling Essentials – Day 3 – Curriculum, or not?

affiliate links included in this post Once you have prepared your heart and made a plan you are ready to consider curriculum. There are those that rely solely on the library for free educational material, those that create wonderful printables, worksheets and unit studies totally on their own,  those who choose to use a boxed curriculum that sends you everything …

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Jan 21

Homeschooling Essentials – Day 2 – A Plan

Essentials - Planning

Some affiliate links are included in this post Why is a plan important? Over the years, I have found that one of the most essential ingredients to a successful school in our home is having a written plan. When it comes to organizing things on paper and working out a plan, I get goosebumps! I love …

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Jan 20

Homeschooling Essentials – Day 1 – A Prepared Heart

luke praying hands

Today I want to share with you the first post in a five-day series on things we see as essentials in our homeschool. I will be linking up to some fellow bloggers who have some great wisdom and resources for you. The first topic is all about preparing your heart to homeschool. Our History As …

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