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So You've Decided to Stop Homeschooling

Despite how some moms on Pinterest make it look, homeschooling is incredibly difficult. If you feel like you’re out of options and you need to stop homeschooling, here are 3 things we want you to know.

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Summer Goals Printable Worksheet

If you take a summer break from homeschooling, you might find yourself or your kiddos a bit aimless or even bored during the summer months. To give your child some direction and purpose, have them fill out this free printable Summer Goals worksheet to inspire growth and learning even during their break.

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The Case for Year Round Homeschooling

Year round homeschooling is one way families are breaking away from the traditional school schedule to customize their homeschool. For families considering making the shift to year round homeschooling, here are a few things to consider.

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Free Sample Lesson: How Plants Grow

Unlock the mystery of plant growth for your child with this free lesson on the plant cycle. Download the worksheet, so your little one can label the plant stages and color a plant to life!

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Award Your Homeschooler: Printable End-of-Year Certificate

Use our printable end-of-year certificate to recognize your “Most Improved Math Expert,” “Super Speller,” or “Literary Master.” Customize the award to your child’s strength and share with us what award you give! Post a picture of your little one’s homeschool award and tag us on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #AOPHomeschoolAwards

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10 Ways to Support Foster Care Families

While becoming a foster family isn’t the solution for everyone, Focus on the Family offers a few things all of us can do to be a blessing for those who volunteer and the children who so desperately need to be loved.

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May Is Homeschooling Celebration Month

You might remember that we once called May Homeschooling Awareness Month, but this year, we’ve changed the name because more than just bringing awareness, we want to celebrate all of you who have chosen the incredibly important task of educating your children from home.

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End-of-Year Homeschool Checklist

With the end of the school year around the corner for many homeschoolers, we put together an end-of-year checklist to help you navigate this busy season. Work through this checklist to make sure your school year wraps up smoothly, and you can pick up again in the fall with ease.

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Bill Shows Possibility for Improvement of Homeschool Laws

While some states are exploring potential home visits for homeschoolers, a new bill in Missouri is seeking to lessen homeschool requirements. HSLDA attorney Scott Woodruff said that House Bill 1139 shows the possibility for improvement in homeschool laws in the Show-Me State in four main ways.

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10 Habits That Lead to a Cleaner Home

While the warmer weather may inspire you to do some deep spring cleaning or complete your annual spring home maintenance checklist, there are other cleaning habits that should be done on a daily or weekly basis. If it seems like your house is in a constant disarray, try implementing these 10 things people with clean homes do.

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The Top 4 Reasons All Families Should Consider Early College

With a plethora information to digest, homeschool families can often feel overwhelmed or confused. That’s why Jean Burk, homeschool expert and founder of College Prep Genius, offers a few of the most important details you’ll want to know if you’re considering early college for your child.

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Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Find out with our grammar quiz that takes questions right from our Monarch 5th Grade Language Arts course. Would you get a passing grade?

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How to Decide Between a Bible Curriculum and a Bible Study

When families are first introduced to our LIFEPAC curriculum, they are sometimes surprised to find Bible as one of our five main subjects. Biblical truth is the foundation for each of our LIFEPAC subjects, but our Bible courses take the study of God’s Word to an even deeper level.

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Homeschooling FAQs: How Long Should My Homeschool Day Be?

In this Homeschooling FAQ, we tackle one of the most common questions we hear from homeschooling parents: “How long should my homeschool day be?” Here's what you need to know.

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Incorporating Art in Your Homeschool

When we asked our Facebook community what they would change about their homeschool, many said they wished they did more hands-on activities like arts and crafts. Even if you’re not an artistic parent, here are a few things you can do to incorporate more arts and crafts into your homeschool—without racking up bills or cleaning up too much mess!

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Which States Watch the Most TV?

Thanks to technology and streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, we now live in a world where access to screens is almost constantly at our fingertips. As a result, TV viewing remains a popular pastime and has even increased. However, that doesn’t mean that we all use our time equally across the country.

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Organizational Tips from Marie Kondo

If you are getting ready for some spring cleaning, start with these tips from organizational expert and “Tidying Up” star Marie Kondo.

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The Favorite Part of Your Homeschool Day

Taking time to reflect on the best parts of your homeschool day can provide encouragement during the tough times. Check out 25 moments that our Facebook and Instagram community said were their favorite parts of their homeschool days!

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Will the College Admissions Scandal Affect Homeschoolers?

While the first three months of 2019 have created a number of educational headlines, including the introduction of Education Freedom Scholarships, no story has made waves like the college admissions bribery scandal, but will the incident affect homeschoolers?

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How to Tell Your Kids Hard News

When difficult things happen or an illness is detected, many parents struggle with how to share these tragedies or close-to-home traumas with their children. In fact, depending on the age of your child, the task may seem impossible. However, there are a few steps you can take with any child that will make sharing hard news more manageable.

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