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Do You Need to Save Money on Homeschool Resources?

Most homeschool moms I talk to say it is a challenge to come up with the money to buy their homeschool needs.  I get that.  That is why I really want you to understand more about this Build Your Own Bundle Sale and how much it can help you get what you need. This sale is going to be amazing for those families who are looking for ways to save money on their homeschool resources. I am super excited to be able to tell you about this great opportunity.  First, all the ladies in the sale Love God, I mean we pray for this sale to bless families and have been praying for several months.  It is amazing to be a part of this!! The ONLY bundle sale that lets YOU pick & choose what to purchase! There are 234 products priced up to $120 that you can choose from. There is even a NO PRICE CAP bundle this year! Don’t forget that if you buy 2 Build Your OWN Bundles you will get the …

FREE Homeschool Magazine

The Mar/Apr issue of Homeschool Enrichment Magazine is now free! The digital edition is remastered and beautiful, now convenient to read from all your devices. This new version features a large, full-screen view of the beautiful graphics and content. Click anywhere on the page to zoom in and see every last detail. This particular issue focuses on the subject of history as well as spring projects and ideas. Some of the topics include the following: Rediscovering the Most Important Subjects Reading Comprehension Show-and-Tell Picture Books As History Hands-On History STEM For Your Early Learner Dual Enrollment: Essential Skills Mountaintop Moments and much more! You’ll find columns and advice for every stage of your student’s growth, as well as spiritual encouragement for yourself. I encourage you to check it out now.

Introducing “The Genuine Homeschool Mom”

You may have noticed a couple of changes around here. That’s because you told me so! Here’s why I’m blaming you for my new name, new logo, and new direction. A couple of months ago, I asked your opinion about my writing, my books, my blog, and my social media presence. And it was all for a good reason. I lost sight of why I was here in the first place. I didn’t know what I was writing anymore, who I was writing it for, or why in the world they would want to read it. So I took some really good advice and conducted a branding survey. I asked a lot of open-ended questions because I just wanted to know what you really thought, not what you thought I wanted you to say. Know what I mean? And I was blown away. Over half of you said you read my blog and/or books because you find me “real and authentic” and still “encouraging and uplifting.” That was shocking, because I don’t look at myself …

Rediscovering the Most Important Subjects

When I first started homeschooling, mumble-mumble years ago, I went all-out on all the subjects. I was one of those homeschoolers who purchased the mega-ultimate-deluxe package of curriculum, covering every single subject in depth with extra workbooks and posters and teaching aids. For preschool. After the mega-ultimate-deluxe bill for that order, we had to eat ramen noodles for several weeks, but we had flannelgraphs, so that was all that mattered. Right? I grew up and gradually learned how to do without and pare down the excess. By the time I was ready to add younger siblings to the homeschool group, I was prioritizing our subjects as well as our expenditures. Our homeschool elementary studies no longer majored on laboratory sciences, extensive book reports, research projects, and flannelgraph presentations. We were honed in on reading, writing, and arithmetic with laser focus. But something was missing. Cutting the fat out of my homeschool budget and daily schedule helped save (some of) my sanity and reignite my children’s love for learning (or at least of finishing really fast …